Art Deco Wallpaper

The Roaring Twenties are back (the 2020s!)! And we’re seeing increased interest in our art deco wallpaper designs. Zigzag and chevron patterns, stepped forms, sweeping curves, sunburst, and triangular shapes, surfaces inspired by cityscapes, and stylised wildlife. Alongside a classic, opulent Art Deco look, this year, the Miami look is still going strong for a luxurious, vibrant effect that would appeal to any Wes Anderson fan.

Art Deco History

Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture, and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism and the Vienna Secession; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe I and Louis XVI; and the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt, and Maya art. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship. The Chrysler Building and other skyscrapers of New York City built during the 1920s and 1930s are monuments of the Art Deco style.

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, Art Deco became more subdued. New materials arrived, including chrome plating, stainless steel, and plastic. A sleeker form of the style, called Streamline Moderne, appeared in the 1930s; it featured curving forms and smooth, polished surfaces. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, but its dominance ended with the beginning of World War II and the rise of the strictly functional and unadorned styles of modern architecture and the International Style of architecture that followed.

We’ve got wallcoverings across the spectrum, here’s a quick rundown to showcase our Art Deco wallpaper collections:

art deco wallpaper designs - the miami look

Get the look (from top left to bottom right): KEF – Leigh Bagley for Newmor, Arch – 2LG for Newmor, Steps – 2LG for Newmor, Metropolis, Avidon

art deco wallpaper designs - the new york look

Get the look (from top left to bottom right): Manhattan, Starburst, Metropolis, Wood Geo, Streamline

art deco wallpaper - newmor custom savoy collection

Newmor Custom – Savoy

Be sure to check out our Newmor Custom Savoy collection which can be rescales, recoloured and printed onto any of our wallcoverings or window films. They look particularly amazing printed onto our mylar mirror metallic bases.

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