Art deco in modern style – create a spirit of the 1920s with these design treasures

Luxurious materials, exquisite shapes, champagne and metal sheen – a century later, 1920s art deco still strikes a chord. Travel back in time a century and choose the best items of that epic era in new interpretations.

ferm LIVING  Ripple champagne saucer, 2 pcs, clear
The Ripple champagne saucers combine contemporary design with old-time nostalgia.

Bubbly atmosphere

The wonderful Ripple champagne saucers by ferm LIVING are like straight from The Great Gatsby film. The slender leg and a wide, rippled top of the coupe glasses have a stylish wave surface, created by mouth-blowing glass into a mold. Sold in pairs, the Ripple saucers are suitable for not only sparkling drinks but also for flamboyant cocktails and desserts.

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Le Klint  Plivello 112 pendant, white - gold
The Plivello is a contemporary take on classic crystal chandeliers.

Light with a bit of class

The Plivello pendant light by Le Klint brings a bit of the glamour of the art deco period to any space. The airy lamp is a modern interpretation of the traditional chandelier, with layers created not with glittering crystals but hand-folded paper pleats with gold-hued rings.

The Plivello pendant light brings a bit of the glamour of the art deco period to any space.

Designed by Christian Troels in 2022, the name, Plivello, refers to its multilayer form: it is a combination of pli, French for 'fold', and levello, Italian for ‘level’.

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&Tradition  Loafer SC23 lounge chair
The fully upholstered surface gives the Loafer chairs a soft, luxurious character.

Round corners

The art deco spirit can also be felt in the luxurious armchairs and sofas of the Loafer collection by &Tradition: The editors of Design Stories could easily imagine Loafers in, for example, the exquisitely furnished London office of Agatha Christie’s famous private detective Hercule Poirot. (Actually, Space Copenhagen designed the seating collection for Arne Jacobsen’s legendary SAS Royal Hotel lobby.)

Although Loafers represent new design, the elegant and fully upholstered armchairs look great not only in homes but also in old and distinguished public spaces.

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Klaus Haapaniemi & Co.  Lily of the Valley cushion cover, 50 x 50 cm, velvet, dark
The Lily of the Valley cushion cover features an art deco-inspired pattern.

Pattern like a piece of jewelry

Art deco wallpapers and textiles often had geometric patterns, but animal and plant themes were also popular. Klaus Haapaniemi’s charming Lily of the Valley cushion cover gives expression to such patterns in an intriguing way. The subtle, dark patterns have decorative pearls of lily of the valley flowers, butterflies and frogs hiding among the leaves. The cushion cover is made of luxurious velveteen with dark-green piping.

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AYTM  Concha wall hook XS, gold
Concha by the Danish AYTM is both a wall hook and an attractive wall ornament.

Beauty you will hang on to

The Concha wall hook by Danish AYTM interprets in a modern way the fan patterns typical of art deco.

The golden Concha wall hook is also an elegant piece of art.

The golden wall hook resembling a large shell is not only handy for hanging things on, but also an elegant piece of art. The Concha collection comes with hooks of various sizes. You could create an entire sea of shells on your wall with them.

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Georg Jensen  Manhattan ice bucket with tongs, 1,5 L
The Manhattan ice bucket combines Scandinavian design with a twist of the Gatsby era.

Nostalgic glamor

Georg Jensen’s steel Manhattan ice bucket with tongs will transport you to the dimly lit cocktail bars of New York’s jazz era. Inspired by art deco and the architecture of Manhattan, products in the Manhattan collection combine Nordic design to the glamor of a bygone era and bring a touch of elegance to a range of settings and cocktail parties. One Old-Fashioned, please!

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GUBI  IOI coffee table, 50 cm, chrome - white marble
GUBI’s IOI coffee table enchants with its elegant Art Deco influences.

Simply elegant

The GUBI IOI coffee table is impressive in its simple design and luxurious details. Designed by the Danish-Italian designer duo GamFratesi, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the name, IOI, is repeated playfully in the geometric pattern of the delicate legs and round brass decorations.

The top is made of the finest Italian marble that becomes better and better with patina. The IOI table is available in both white and gray marble. And for the art deco style, chrome legs are obviously the best option.

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Text: Kaisa Mikkola Images: Manufacturers

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