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Art Deco: Lighting and Door Knobs

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Art Deco lighting and door knobs have become more like pieces of art than their original intention. Their unmistakable style adds a touch of class to any room, no matter how modern it may appear to be. While it is often confused with Art Nouveau and sometimes even Victorian styles, it still adds a unique quality to any home, and is sure to get loads of compliments from friends and relatives.

Art Deco Lighting

Art Deco Lighting

Art Deco came to light around 1920, but the term wasn’t in general usage until 1966. “Art Deco” is a shortened term for a Paris event called Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes. When people typically hear the term Art Deco, they usually don’t connect it to architecture, while two of the best-known buildings in the United States are perfect examples of this style: the Empire State building and the Chrysler Building.

Lighting
Of course, it is hard to picture either of those architectural masterpieces as a lighting fixture or a door knob, but as you browse our website you can clearly see the similarities in style. Elegant yet simple, classic yet modern, incorporating clean lines, simplistic designs; all are trademarks of Art Deco. All of our pieces are exact replicas of older pieces only when we are unable to obtain the originals.

Deco Large Drawer Pull

Deco Large Drawer Pull

As always, we offer discounts on most all of our items, ranging from limited to five year ones, and our customer service team is always available via email to help make sure your order is exactly what you want it to be, even if there are last minute changes to be made. All of our Art Deco light fixtures and door knobs come in a choice of finishes, making them the perfect addition to your Art Deco inspired home.

Deco Glass Knob
Deco Glass Knob
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Written by Period Style Hardware

September 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm