Trend Watch: 1920’s Art Deco

With the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby remake just around the corner, everyone is talking Art Deco. Clean lines, simple colour palettes and a nod to old Hollywood are all great to aspire to. With the recent reveal of set images from the film we focus on our interpretation of the trend and the top five products you should be purchasing to get the look.

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These fabulous on set images show the amazing interiors designed for the film. Intricate detailing and luxurious materials capture the roaring 20’s perfectly.

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Here are a list of our favourite pieces to get the look.

 

The Sofa and Chair Company – Fenton Chair

This fluted back armchair epitomises Art Deco style. Its curving back and simple base are minimalistic yet elegant. Perfect for lounging in with the paper or relaxing with a drink.

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Harlequin – Deco Fabric

This fabric from Harlequin is a classic 1920’s print. In the black and cream colour way it would make great cushions or a gorgeous blind.

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Simpsons – Charleston Tiffany Mirror

This gorgeous cut mirror with sparkling frame would look fabulous in any hallway or hanging over a sideboard. It’s timeless style would work in both modern and classical homes.

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Porta Romana – Mirrored Commode

When it comes to 1920’s furniture, high gloss wood is the only way to go. With its central mirrored panel this unit combines two fabulous finishes to produce a luxury piece of stunning furniture.

 

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Spina – Double Jet Crystal Tieback

Finally these stunning crystal tiebacks would finish off any Hollywood worthy interior. Glistening black tassels are a great alternative to traditional fabric tiebacks and add sheer luxury to any curtains.

 

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All products available through Bibi Interiors.

Feature Chairs, The Top 5!

When designing an interior people often play it safe with their selection of sofa, curtains and carpet. Feature chairs allow people to play with more adventurous style, shape, colour and pattern in the room without making too much of a commitment. From contemporary to classic there is a feature chair to suit every interior. Coupled with an adventurous fabric finish or wood stain this can really be a statement piece. Whether you chose a brightly coloured timeless classic or a simple but unusual contemporary form these are a a great way to add impact. Here are our Top 5!

 

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Barcelona - Mies Van Der Rohe

A timeless classic the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair was designed for the International Expo in 1929 held in Barcelona, Spain. With a seamless stainless steel frame and leather seat pads the design is both elegant and comfortable. Due to its notoriety the chair has been copied many times, some more successful than others. If you’re looking to buy one keep your eyes peeled for genuine, high quality leather and sturdy frames with no twisting. They look best in the the traditional black or cream leather.

 

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Up One Place in 4th…

 

The Conrad Chair by the Sofa and Chair Company comes as a pair. Each has an elongated side making them perfect partners when placed either side of a table. The unusual style makes it a great alternative to a small sofa or chaise and would look fabulous in a hallway setting. This chair suits an upholstery fabric and can handle pattern well.

 

 

Middle of the Table its 3rd…Llama Chaise Zanotta

 

Designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba back in 2006 for Zanotta this chair is the perfect marriage of comfort and style. With a contemporary form on a slick metal base the chair is multifunctional and acts as both a chaise and a traditional seat. This dual purpose makes it ideal for a relaxation area or conservatory. Perfect for getting comfy on while reading a book. In this tan leather finish the piece has a great vintage vibe which would suit more eclectic tastes.

 

Almost there but not quite in 2nd…Ghost chair Fiam

 

The Ghost chair was created by Cini Boeri for Fiam Italia back in 1987 but it still remains a classic piece of design. Crafted entirely from a single piece of glass the chair itself is a feat of engineering and manufacturing. The chair doesn’t promise luxurious comfort but if you’re looking for a statement piece they don’t come much more eye-catching than this. Great for modern and classical interiors alike the chair work harmoniously with all styles and whispers rather than shouts its impact.

 

 

 

 

Top of the class, it’s number 1…

 

Parabolica Leolux

Second to none when it comes to creativity the Leolux Parabolica chair is fast becoming a contemporary classic. It’s shape is based on the curves of a satellite dish (it’s name translates to this in both Italian and Spanish). The sloping back and curving arm allow two sitting positions either reclined or upright. Perfect for gamers and laptop users the arm can be used to rest items on while its swivel base allows easy movement. Available in several shades of leather this is contemporary design at its best.

 

All of the above chairs are available through Bibi Interiors.