Custom Furniture in the Art Deco Style
Art Deco was a popular international design movement lasting from 1925 until 1939. The movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. Art Deco is characterized by use of materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, leather, lacquer, inlaid wood and exotic materials such as ivory, shark skin, and zebra skin. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the 1920s and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, functional, and modern. Art Deco had a profound influence on many later artistic movements, such as Memphis and Pop art. (source)
For more information or resources on this style, please click here and here. Several of our CustomMade artisans actually specialize in creating custom furniture in the Art Deco style and I’ve listed several of those artisans below, alongside examples of their work.
This desk is a custom variation of Joel Liebman‘s small Art Deco Writing Desk. His client liked the small version of this desk, but this larger version was the result of a collaboration between Joel and the client. The size and the woods of the desk and a new variation of the original was created. This version is custom made in the Art Deco Style of birdseye maple, pomele sapele,ebony and quilted maple.
This custom art deco foyer, done by Campbell & Strasser in Bath, PA, is constructed of zebrawood veneered panels with solid American walnut edging, splines, and base board. Flush doors open to the kitchen and coat closet. A built-in desk and mirror help to keep the space and homeowner organized. 3″ radius corners in the wall panels add to the art deco detailing as well as the construction complexity.
Juke boxes of the Art Deco era inspired the form of this contemporary armoire which is capable of making a real visual statement in any room while holding a lot of stuff at the same time. This Blues box deco armoire was made to house audio equipment in the upper section and CD’s and DVD’s in the drawers. The primary materials are curly maple and bubinga, both solid wood and veneers, with wenge pulls. Created by Louis Fry Craftsman in Wood.
This dining table by Randy Weersing Furniture Designs was inspired by a design by Eero Saarinen displayed in the Cranbrook Museum. The top is bird’s-eye maple with wenge geometric inlay. Legs are local Western Walnut and the base is built up from Walnut and Chrome-plated brass. The photo shows it in it’s round configuration and a 14 inch insert expands it to create an oval top. It was built for a very special woman in Seattle.
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