Art Deco was both a product of the post-War economic boom, and a reaction against it. It was a reworking of modern forms through traditions from the Far East, Africa, and indigenous America. First use of the term Art Deco is attributed to Le Corbusier from a series of articles in his journal L’Esprit Nouveau under the headline “1925 Expo: Arts Déco," referring to the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. The Art Deco style exudes symmetry and geometry, utilizing modern materials of the time, such as aluminum, steel, polished veneers, plastics and glass. Colors tended to be vivid and high contrast. Our favorite Art Deco furniture items include timelessly classic chairs, tables and bars that exude an incredible level of style and sophistication.