Art Nouveau and Art Deco Rugs
What's the difference? Putting Art Deco rugs to one side for the moment, Art Nouveau precedes the Art Deco period by around 30 years, Art Nouveau took an ornate, flowery appearance while Art Deco was more streamlined. Undoubtedly, influences from the Nouveau period spilt into Art Deco which can cause confusion as both are modernist interpretations of classic art and design.
Art Deco first appeared in France just before World War 1, but the eras it flourished was between the 1920’s and 1940’s, one hundred years on it is still influencing our designs. The use of lines and shapes to accentuate features on everything from buildings to radios to rugs is still very relevant in today's design. In the film industry “The Great Gatsby” and the sci-fi movie "Passengers" radiates with Art Deco decadence, while the 1927 movie “Metropolis” made a futuristic use of the style, which was ironically reused nearly 60 years later in Queens music video “Radio Ga Ga”.
In architecture, the Chrysler Building in Manhattan and the Odeon Cinemas in the United Kingdom were accolades to the Art Deco design. Many of our homes were built In the 1920’s to the 1940’s and some still retain rudiments of that bygone era that demand to be adorned yet again.
At iwantarug.com we have taken the themes of “Art Nouveau” and “Art Deco” and stylised it for your floor. Inspired by designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Paul T. Frankl, Clarice Cliff and Charles Catteau we have created a collection of designer Art Nouveau and Art Deco rugs. Our rugs are made to measure your required size and shape, we also allow you to choose the colours in your chosen design.