With iconic period inspired movies like the Great Gatsby opening in theaters today it’s easy to find 1920’s style in modern day interior furnishings and finishes. Abstract, ethnic and geometric patterns calling back to the motifs of Art Deco and modernism have become a renewed focus in our time. Simple black, white, ivory, and metallic finishes are being worked into Interior Design as it once was in the 1920’s.
Ann Sacks Andy Fleishman Diamond in Camel
This Andy Fleishman tile by Ann Sacks clearly displays the way 1920’s motif are being reworked into modern and even green design. This tile is part of Ann Sack’s Eco-Thinking line. The Andy Fleishman tile is made of concrete, the materials for which are sourced within 500 miles of where the tile is manufactured in Durham, North Carolina. The tile comes in 17 different patterns and two different shapes. Pictured here is the diamond pattern in camel with a suede like finish gives the tile the opulent characteristic of the 1920’s.
Colefax and Fowler Veryan Collection Lasalle in Leaf drapery installation
Colefax and Fowler Veryan Collection Lasalle in Leaf
This luxurious silk fabric from Colefax and Fowler’s new Veryan collection called Lasalle brings the floral motifs and geometric patterning that was characteristic to the 1920’s. The history of Colefax and Fowler which dates back to the early 20th century cements their expertise in 1920 design. This silk and viscose fabric is to be used on draperies which are sure to bring the glamour of the 1920’s to any interior.
Urban Electric Co. 10th Anniversary Carnegie
This strikingly Art Deco Inspired pendant from Urban Electric Co.’s 10 year anniversary collection has the insightful name of Carnegie. This piece designed by Amanda Nisbet has an almost unlimited variety of finishes for each aspect of the piece. The glass alone can be finished in nine colors including etched and antique mirrored glass. The geometric pattern on the glass enclosed by the simple metal structure gives the piece a true 1920’s feeling.
I hope these products show you the beauty in 1920’s design and inspiration and encourage you to place some 1920’s style into your home!
On my trip to Paris’ Maison et Objet show this January, I was overcome by the creativity of the French people. Art, design and architecture surround you as you walk the streets of Paris. The Maison et Objet is an international trade show where all the newest design products and ideas are presented to designers around the world. I was lucky enough to have a few days to wander around the trade rooms and displays. One of the most intriguing and memorable displays was this year’s inspirational trends show. The artists took inspiration directly from “ancestral foods” and turning them into unexpected artistic displays. Designers Scholten and Baijings created food such as lettuce, cabbage, and artichokes from only fabric and stitching. The displays looked so real you had to look twice to see that they weren’t the real thing. The time it took to create the delicate stitching on the leaves of the lettuce leaf alone is unimaginable.
Another refreshingly creative display was a wheatgrass wall display. The horizontal bands of bamboo wood inset with wheatgrass are a unique way of incorporating a “green” wall into a space not yet seen in Sacramento.
The root vegetable chandelier display was whimsical. The artist took the black color of the ceiling and continued it partially down the vegetables giving the display an unexpected depth.
The final installation at the show that really inspired me was a honeycomb vase. The vase was formed entirely from honeycomb. Behind the display was a video playing on a loop of honey bees inside a hive. With Sacramento and most of the United States facing a sudden loss in bee population, the display brought to light the importance of bees to our lives.
The Maison et Objet show was just one aspect of my most recent trip to Paris. I have many more stories to tell. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to see more.