Decades of decadence

Minimalism is taking a back seat, while the daring designs of Art Deco are making a comeback

12th February, 2017

Almost a century has passed since Art Deco first swept the world, heralding a new era of style. Defined by its bold patterns and lush materials, the design movement shaped new trends in architecture, clothing and painting, catering to an image-conscious middle class with an eye for all things modern and decadent. Interiors, too, took on an Art Deco look from the early 20th century: think geometric carpets, velvet sofas and polished brass.

While recent...

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