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Neptuno and Art Déco

We present Neptune, the new collection of Güell-Lamadrid. A fabric available in several designs that reminds us of the art deco style of the early 20th century. Art Déco was a popular design movement from 1920 to 1939 that influenced architecture, interior design, graphic and industrial design, and the visual arts such as fashion, painting, printmaking, sculpture and film. Let’s walk through this exciting artistic movement.

 

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Neptuno as a building

Chrysler Building, New York (1930)

One of the most representative art déco buildings in United States. It used to be Chrysler’s office in 1950. Its architect, William Van Alen, was criticized but Chrysler building has managed to be one of the most beloved buildings in New York City.

 

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Neptuno as interior design

The Art Déco style design interiors with geometric figures of the 20s and 30s. You can see an Egyptian and Mayan influence on the motifs, and the influences of Cubism, Fauvism and Expressionism. Here we have a selection of floors and pavements that inspire us.

 

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Neptuno as a dancer

Joséphine Baker, Charleston dancer

The Charleston was a very popular dance in America during the 20s and coexisted with art deco style. Baker became the most popular Afro-American dancer, singer, actress and an international musical and political icon. He was given nicknames such as the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess”.