Art Deco style interior design has its roots in the 1920s and 1930s. This sleek style influenced architecture as well as furnishings, sculpture, fashion, jewelry, and visual arts. Art Deco then lead directly into the glamorous designs of 1940s Hollywood.
Art Deco is a streamlined, geometric style which often includes furniture pieces with curved fronts, mirrors, clean lines, chrome hardware and glass. This elegant style began as a Modernist response in opposition to Art Nouveau style which featured elaborate, flowing natural forms plus female imagery and Tiffany lamps.
Art Deco makes use of angular, balanced geometric shapes, such as the classic skyline imagery of the 1930s Chrysler Building and Empire State Building. Renowned artists that helped to define Art Deco style include Erte, Adolphe Mouron (aka Cassandre) and Tamara de Lempicka.
The term "Art Deco" is taken from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which was a World's Fair held in Paris, France, in 1925, though the name was not used until after the 1960s. It is therefore also called Style Moderne or 1925 Style.
The atmosphere of pre-World War I Europe was a major influence on this style, which was a reaction to the hasty societal and industrial advances of the early 20th century. Paris was the hub of Art Deco style, due in part to the artistic creations of Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Jean-Jacques Rateau, Eileen Gray, Edgar Brandt, Jean Dunand, René Lalique, Maurice Marinot and Cartier.
After a 1926 hurricane ravaged Miami, Florida, architects designed whole city blocks in the Art Deco style. This architectural experiment resulted in Miami's distinctive tropical influenced Art Deco design.
... and the sort of incredible structure "Home for the Modern Caveman". Not quite a city in the sky, but still...
Video documentation of "Cant," a sort of sound sculpture / installation made in 2009. The crickets are light sensitive and react to the presence of people nearby in the gallery.
An Arduino Duemilanove is the microcontroller.