The Art Deco style manifested across the spectrum of the visual arts: from architecture, painting, and sculpture to the graphic and decorative arts. While Art Deco practitioners were often paying homage to modernist influences such as Cubism, De Stijl, and Futurism, the references were indirect; it was as though theyRead More →


Named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925, art deco can be seen as a successor to and a reaction against art nouveau. Seen in furniture, pottery, textiles, jewellery, glass etc. it was also a notable style of cinema and hotel architecture.Read More →

Wallis, Gilbert & Partners’ iconic Hoover Building enters its next chapter of life as a residential complex. Photography: © Morley von Sternberg The art deco building was constructed in 1931, and since then has served as the Hoover factory (where it also produced aircraft parts during the Second World War)Read More →