Art Deco Artistry
I find Art Deco lighting to be visually stunning and I have incorporated it into many of my designs. The ornamentation consists largely of low relief geometric patterns – straight lines, zig zags, chevrons and stylized floral motifs. This style flourished in the 1920s and 1930s.
I selected this glass domed chandelier for my personal closet. This wonderful example of “Deco” is signed by David Gueron Degué and the bold floral motif surrounding the glass dome is feminine while making a strong statement. Degué is well-known for his vases, lamps, and chandeliers, making his pieces highly collectible. I spotted this chandelier at Immortal Treasures, but another great source for his work and other Art Deco objects is Anne Hauck Art Deco on Melrose Avenue.
This French Ananas chandelier is another breathtaking example of Art Deco. Ananas is French for pineapple which is considered a symbol of welcome and is an extremely popular decorative motif. La Maison Bagues is attributed as the maker of this fabulous piece and I fell in love with it when I first saw it at the Los Angeles Antiques Show a few years ago. It was on display in the Epoca booth, an outstanding dealer of Art Deco and 20th Century design who are based in San Francisco. I couldn’t get it out of my mind and was so glad when I was able to incorporate its elegance into a contemporary dining room.
This French chandelier is another 1930’s piece, purchased from the Caché showroom in Los Angeles. Although it is not typical Art Deco, the triangular prisms and geometric shapes reflect the basic elements of the period.
Be sure to attend this year’s LA Antiques Show which runs from April 22 – 25. It’s a great way to see the best of dealers from around the world and there are always spectacular examples of Art Deco to be seen there.