Art Deco Style in Ironworking
Art Deco is an art style that originated in France just prior to World War I, and it has retained a moderate amount of popularity in art and architecture since then, including in ironworking. The style brings together modernist styles, fine craftsmanship, and rich materials to create a sense of luxury, glamor, and technological advancement.
The entire basis of the style was primarily to embody the term “modern.” Because of this, there is a wide variety of variations within the Art Deco style, but there are still commonalities that define the overall look and feel of it. One of the main commonalities is the use of primarily geometric forms to invoke feelings of modernism by pulling away from the more organic forms found in nature. The style also mixes in influences of Fauvism with its bright colors, heavy patterns, exotic touches from art styles across the world and across time, and exquisite craftsmanship.
The depression saw a downturn in the style, as the expensive and luxurious materials used in the creation of Art Deco works became more and more unaffordable. It did not, however, die out entirely. It instead maintained a more subdued presence in the world of art and architecture which has been maintained until today.
Ironworking has always had a place in the Art Deco style, if a less prominent one than the place architecture has held. Ironworks generally comprised pieces of large Art Deco projects such as gates for Art Deco buildings or fixtures in Art Deco decorated rooms. Here at Northwinds Forge, we proudly continue the tradition of Art Deco inspired works, from gates and fixtures to other ironworks. We would love to work with you on creating a beautiful, unique Art Deco piece for your home or business, so give us a call today.