What is Art Deco and how does it inspire our designs?
Decorative art style from the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and bold geometric shapes and strong colors and used most notably in everything from architecture, furniture, art, and jewelry. It has experienced a resurgence of interest due to pop-cultural references of films such as Great Gatsby, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Midnight in Paris.
Art Deco as an architectural style used streamlined surfaces, linear and geometric shapes, and symmetry while keeping a dose of glamour at all times. The Chrysler Building NY, The Empire State Building NY, Carbide & Carbon Building Chicago, and Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth are three examples of buildings that have inspired several of our designs.
The Great Gatsby featured extensive use of the Art Deco patterns and styles. Extensive use of outlined bold patterns and pallets of gold set very distinctive tonal elements. This film and others have helped the resurgence of this design form.
Art Deco Jewelry embraces a timeless bold pattern of elegance, glamor, and sophistication. Cate’s Concepts Art Deco Designs embrace these same qualities in each piece of earring, charm or pendent we make.