Traditionally, lamps, chandeliers and wall sconces were made from steel, chrome or polished bronze. This created that sexy, sleek look that is most associated with this period of history. Porcelain and glass were used to fashion lamp shades. This also contributed to the streamlined, sleek Deco aesthetic.
Beautiful glass Lalique lamps and other
Another traditional feature of Deco
Also, the glass would often be been painted in bold colours like brilliant red or sapphire blue. Bright colours were a very popular trend during the days of Deco.
To complement the sleek architecture and modern interior design elements of the Deco period,
Geometric, angular designs – i.e. chevrons, zigzags
Streamlined and modern
Long, vertical silhouettes
Extensive use of steel, chrome, bronze and other ‘shiny’ metals
Neon lights (primarily for external use)
Often large/over-scaled to create drama
‘Futuristic’ look – reminiscent of machinery
Bold, bright colours
Glass or porcelain lamp shades
Lalique crystal or glass lamps
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