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Art Deco.

rdawson808

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I'm a huge deco fan. I absolutely love it. But I love what I call "Deco-lite". That is, not the overdone black and silver Hollywood vision of deco. Rather, deco furniture and accessories mixed with bits from adjacent styles (nouveu, etc.). Maybe more 20s US where you are seeing that transition from Nouveau to Deco. But the Nouveau has to be "lite" too.

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It`s too edgy for me, but here`s an interesting modern art deco design from Japan:

 

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I have a liking for art deco silver; here's some examples/eye candy, mostly Norwegian/Scandinavian stuff.
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What carpets are used in these interiors?
 

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Love that clock LS.
 

Kent Wang

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Originally Posted by chorse123
I walk by this place every once in a while. Really phenomenal looking stuff in the windows: http://www.highstyledeco.com/html/index.html
How does this place work? Do they make everything themselves? Their website doesn't describe any manufacturers, just the name of the product.
 

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Originally Posted by dopey
That is nearly the chair, but not the maker. Does that chair have a pull out ottoman?
Ruhlmann made several models of "elephant" chairs, at least once in elephant hide, but I don't think any of them had any sort of pull-out ottomans. Practicality or comfort weren't his first priorities, I think. Waaait...do the chairs you think of have two buttons on the back, to resemble elephant's eyes? I think several makers offered them.
 

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No. It has nails framing the outline of the back.
The difference between my chair and the one you posted is the "ottoman" below the cushion. On mine, the lower piece is a solid block and flush with the arms.

In any case, this post is too late. I noticed last night that the chair is gone, to be recovered in purple velvet. It was bright red leather and had worn through on the arms and the cushion was cracking - I had had it for at least ten years. I bought it from the manufacturer, which was a French company that specialized in deco. They had a showroom in one of the design buildings in NY. I had thought about getting their recommendation on recovering it in the original leather (I was not going to send it to France) but it is now too late. I did keep the papers so, somewhere, I have the name written down but I can't find it. I know they did claim it was their original design and in constant manufacture since whenever.
 

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