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Art Deco 'Graduated Columns' Cushion Cover

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Art Deco Graduated Columns Cushion Cover

Art Deco was a popular design movement from the 1920’s to 1930’s, a movement between the two World Wars. It affected all forms of art from architecture, interior design, sculpture, furniture, industrial design and visual arts such as fashion, clothing, jewellery, paintings, graphic arts and film.

Art Deco style is elegant, functional, streamlined and geometrical. The style began as a Modernist response in opposition to Art Nouveau styling which featured elaborate, flowing natural forms plus female imagery.  Bold colour schemes were used such as silver, black, chrome, yellow, red, creams, greens, beige or oyster and eau-de-nil.  In keeping with this bold idea black seemed a good background colour, with the use of strong coppers and bright turquoise.  100% wool also felt like the right fibre choice.


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Columns feature often in Art Deco architecture, but not purely as functional. The straight, symmetrical lines of columns were both geometrically pleasing and also a stark contrast to the flowing curves that took centre stage with Art Nouveau.

The strong lines are frequently seen not only in architecture but also interior design where the linear symmetry is replicated in both furniture and soft furnishings.

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