Suzanne Belperron

Suzanne Belporren was a French jewellery designer. Her career flourished in the 1920s and 1930s. Belperron produced numerous designs of sculptured jewellery for René Boivin’s Paris shop. She subsequently opened her own Paris shop called Herz-Belperron. Her designs often featured glass encrusted with gemstones.Read More →

*Longlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2020 for Illustrated Non-Fiction* For the first time, Sydney’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s and 1940s are identified and gloriously displayed with contemporary photographs alongside archival images. Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape and life ofRead More →

Art deco is a style of decorative design used during the late 1920s and 1930s, based on long, thin forms and straight lines, expressive of modern technology. What is art deco? It is a wonderful decorative style of design and decoration that takes its name from the Exposition des ArtesRead More →

The Art Deco style manifested across the spectrum of the visual arts: from architecture, painting, and sculpture to the graphic and decorative arts. While Art Deco practitioners were often paying homage to modernist influences such as Cubism, De Stijl, and Futurism, the references were indirect; it was as though theyRead More →

Named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925, art deco can be seen as a successor to and a reaction against art nouveau. Seen in furniture, pottery, textiles, jewellery, glass etc. it was also a notable style of cinema and hotel architecture.Read More →

Oftentimes the most magical, electric spaces are born of an unlimited dream bank and an abandonment of rules — combined with a heavy dose of unbridled creativity. Such is the case for the gloriously revamped studio space of Margaret and Corey Bienert, a husband and wife filmmaking duo who movedRead More →

This delightful Art Deco scene was created by my Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes using Chalk Paint®, Clear Chalk Paint® Wax and Brass Leaf. That lovely little table was picked up at a local junk shop for a mere £5! Jonathon transformed its look with a striking 1930s font and chevron design.  JonathonRead More →

Formerly a derelict Art Deco structure, Casa Verne has been reborn as a contemporary family home with a secluded getaway in the center of a busy Mexico City neighborhood. Zeller & Moye renovated the 1930s townhouse and took care to preserve period features while injecting new modern touches. The crowningRead More →

Paris – Art Deco was exuberance-in-form at a time when industrialization was surrounded by the nervous optimism that can only come from the unknown. One of the main figures of this theatrical period was Paul Poiret, a French fashion designer who translated the surreal into the design of everything – clothes, parties,Read More →