The Design Gallery
The highly active dealers in Art Deco and Arts and Crafts items including furniture, lighting, metalware and many other items as well as a large offering of 20C costume jewellery.
Their beautiful gallery at 5 The Green, Westerham, Kent TN16 1AS Tel 01959 561234 is easily reached off the M25. A 2000ft warehouse is also available to see by appointment.
Look out for them at Eltham Palace Art Deco fair and their exhibitions and warehouse open days are much in demand. www.designgallery.co.uk
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vast knowledge and understanding of the Art Deco World, and we need your inspiration,
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ART DECO ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS
The Ennis-Brown House
The Empire State Building
The Hoover Dam
The Bullocks Wilshire Building
The Argyll Hotel
The Warner Grand Theatre
Auckland Art Deco
Liverpool Art Deco
Dublin Art Deco
Belfast Art Deco
Toronto Art Deco
The Redford Theatre
Melbourne Art Deco
New South Wales Art Deco
Art Deco Architecture
Paris Art Deco
Art Deco Home Design
Art Deco Ireland
Art Deco Architecture
Malibu Art Deco
Art Deco Cuba
Art Deco in Nice
London Art Deco
Latvia Art Deco
Florida Art Deco
Tulsa Art Deco
New York Art Deco
London Art Deco
The New York World’s Fair
Art Deco in Cuba
The New York World’s Fair Collection
Montreal Art Deco
The Paramount Theatre
Bombay Art Deco
New York Delicatessen
New York Art Deco in Japanese
Art Deco in Mexico
Durban Art Deco
Art Deco in Indonesia
ART DECO HISTORY
Jazz Age Culture
Art Deco History
Art Deco History
Art Deco Jewellery
ART DECO BANDS & MUSIC
Mora’s Modern Rhythmists
Maxwell de Mille
Art Deco and his Society Orchestra
SILENT MOVIE THEATRES & STARS
Silent Movie Theatre
Louise Brooks Society
Silent Film Society of Chicago
Art Deco Cinemas
ART DECO IMAGES
Art Deco Architecture images
Parkinson Architectural Archives
Art Deco Apartment
Los Angeles Time Machines
ART DECO WALKS AND TOURS
Art Deco Walks and Tours
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Art Deco Tour
London Art Deco Trail
Chicago Art Deco Tour
ART DECO AUTOMOBILES
The Art Deco Automobile as Art
Art Deco Wedding Cars
Art Deco Car Parade
Art Deco Gas Stations
Art Deco Automobiles
Art Deco Texaco Gas Stations
Art Deco Chevrolet Pick Ups
ART DECO ACCOMODATION
Art Deco Hotels
Miami Art Deco Hotels
Art Deco Hotels
ART DECO DEALERS
Echo of Deco
ART DECO CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Art Deco Clothes
Art Deco Clothing Style
Art Deco Wedding Stationery
Art Deco Wedding Gown Hire
Art Deco Torches
Art Deco Cameras
Art Deco Perfumes
Art Deco Fashion
Art Deco Fashion History
ART DECO STUDY & TUITION
Echoes of Art Deco
ART DECO SHIPS
RMS Queen Mary
ART DECO DECADENCE
Art Deco Cigarette Lighters
Art Deco Cocktail Shakers
The Roaring Twenties
Art Deco Murders
ART DECO EATING
Art Deco Diner
Art Deco Diner
ART DECO ART
Art Deco Designers
Art Deco Art History
Tamara de Lempicka
Art Deco and Modernist Sites of Interest
Art Deco Buildings in London
Although Britain is not famous for its Art Deco buildings, there are some very fine examples, many of which are in London. Why not
combine a visit to the Art Deco 1910-1939 exhibition with a trip to see some of these great buildings? Many of the buildings on this
list are not open to the public, but the outside can be viewed. Where there is public access to interiors, contact details are given.
The Bauhaus occupies a place of its own in the history of 20th century culture, architecture, design, art and new media. One of the
first colleges of design, it brought together a number of the most outstanding contemporary architects and artists and was not only
an innovative training centre but also a place of production and a focus of international debate.
20th Century Society
The Twentieth Century Society was founded as the Thirties Society in 1979 - the year the Thirties exhibition was shown at the Hayward
Gallery. The need for a specialised conservation society covering the period after 1914 (the limit of the scope of the Victorian
Society, founded twenty years earlier) was increasingly appreciated in the 1970s as understanding and awareness of twentieth century
design was developing.
Often dismissed as 'greasy spoons', classic cafes are actually little gems of British vernacular high street design. This site
celebrates their ambience and architecture with over 130 vintage London Formica caffs reviewed, revealed and reappraised.
De La Warr Pavilion
Commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr in 1935 and designed by architects Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff, the De La Warr
Pavilion was the UK's first public building built in the Modernist style. Pioneering in structure as it was in spirit, the purpose
of this steel and concrete Pavilion was to provide accessible culture and leisure for the people of Bexhill and beyond and so
regenerate the economy of the town and the surrounding area.
Friends of E.1027 is an organization devoted to raising funds for the restoration and preservation of E.1027, the modernist villa
designed and built by Eileen Gray in association with Jean Badovici on the Mediterranean coast of France at Roquebrune-Cap Martin.
Born in 1886 in the German city of Aachen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe grew up in a family of stonemasons. He became an architect
without any formal training, by learning the practice of building around Aachen working as a draftsman in several local architects
offices. It was quickly realized that Mies had a gift for drawing, so he relocated to Berlin to start a short assistanceship with
known architect and designer Bruno Paul.
Festival of Britain
"As we look forward to the year 1951, each of us can share in the anticipation of an event which may be outstanding in our lives.
The motives which inspire the Festival are common to us all - pride in our past and all that it has meant, confidence in the future
which holds so many opportunities for us to continue our contribution to the well being of mankind, and thanksgiving that we have
begun to surmount our trials." King George VI, 1949
Friends of Embassy Court
Once a famous beauty - and home to famous actors, writers, musicians and artists - Embassy Court remains a prominent feature on
Brighton's seafront. As you walk west from the Palace Pier towards Hove, you pass the crumbling skeleton of West Pier and cannot
help noticing Embassy Court to your right. It is on the opposite side of King's Road from the winged Peace Statue.
From Here to Modernity
Last century, many architects believed that advances in technology could be harnessed to produce a better quality of life for all.
This is the story of the Modern Movement: the story of the men and women who wanted to create a new architecture. For better or
worse, these Modernists have changed the British landscape forever. This is how they did it.
My purpose in creating these webpages is to provide a historical background to each extant lido built in the 1930s or earlier, and,
as a bonus, to provide enough detail on these and all other open-air pools still open for potential visitors.
Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee
Forest Lawn was founded in 1917 by Dr. Hubert Eaton. Eaton was a firm believer in a joyous life after death, who was convinced that
most cemeteries were "unsightly, depressing stoneyards," and pledged to create one that would reflect his optimistic beliefs, "as
unlike other cemeteries as sunshine is unlike darkness". He envisioned Forest Lawn to be "a great park devoid of misshapen monuments
and other signs of earthly death, but filled with towering trees, sweeping lawns, splashing fountains, beautiful statuary, and...
Marine Gate flats, Brighton
Marine Gate, upon completion in its original form, was described as "a new building of 120 Modern Flats in a perfect situation on
the South Down Cliffs directly facing the sea." The architects, Messrs. Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie FF.R.I.B.A., of South Molton
Street, London W1, included a restaurant in their design, hence there were then fewer flats available than there are to-day. At
the time of its completion in 1939, there were to be no owner-occupiers. All the flats were to be rented on 3, 5 or 7 year leases,
at rents of between £140 and £475 per annum. The Owner's Managing agents at the time were Messrs Fox & Sons, who had a letting
office on the premises.
Midland Hotel, Morecambe
This website was created by the Friends of the Midland Hotel. The Friends' aim is to raise awareness of the international importance
of this great modernist building and to help restore it to its former glory for the benefit of the local community and the nation as
Park Hill Estate, Sheffield
'Park Hill' is a site-specific documentary exercise that started as an installation created inside a flat. By using photography and
an internal space its aim was to create a discourse between the inside and outside, between the people and the place and how the
ideas of high Modernism have affected our lives. 'Park Hill' looks at how the ideas and concepts born over 50 years ago out of an
optimism for a New Age fair in the post-industrial 21st century.
Pullman Court exploded with life when hundreds of people visited us in September 2005 for NINETEENTHIRTYSIX, an exhibition of new
works by three international artists. The artists - Lothar Götz, Ian Kiaer and Polonca Lovšin with Tomaž Tomažin - were invited to
produce work in response to the architecture of Pullman Court and ideas of modernism and utopia. The result was a spectacular show
that included the transformation of one flat with huge bars of vibrant colour on the walls and ceilings.
INTERNATIONAL STYLE wants to become an interdisciplinary platform for research and cultural production that, starting on an interest
in the local and international history of modernity and utopian ideals, encourages a reflection on contemporary society.
Span Housing Project
This web site is dedicated to creating an awareness of a unique housing project in Kent - New Ash Green, its original developer SPAN
and their consultant architect Eric Lyons.
Buildings at Risk
Today, many important buildings of the twentieth century are not only neglected and unappreciated, but are severely decaying and
under serious threat of being demolished. The majority of these buildings are made from concrete. Crumbling and stained, they lack
the romance of polished marble or rough-hewn stone. Desolate car parks and redundant shopping centres seldom attract the sympathy
and support of the public, despite being of potentially great architectural importance.
Templemere is a secluded private development of 65 town houses in 12 1/2 acres of landscaped gardens in Oatlands Village, mid-way
between Walton on Thames and Weybridge in Surrey. Built in 1963 by Span Developments, the estate won a coveted Civic Trust award the
following year for 'making an outstanding contribution to the local scene'.
Art Deco and Modernist Architects, Artists & Designers
Please let us know of any sites that should be added to this list, thanks.
Fundacio Mies van der Rohe
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe was set up in 1983 by the Barcelona City Hall with the initial purpose of reconstructing the
German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.
Retro-Recherche speurt in binnen- en buitenland naar originele interieuritems uit de periode 1920-1940. Maar ook als wij iets oudere
of jongere objecten tegenkomen die daar qua stijl bij passen, nemen wij deze mee voor onze sfeervolle winkel. Wij kijken vooral uit
naar meubilair, verlichting, klokken, spiegels, glas, aardewerk en tuinartikelen van Franse en Engelse origine. En hebben wij niet
direct wat u zoekt, dan proberen wij het desgewenst voor u op te sporen.