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The Jazz Age

Posted in News on 22nd June 2013

The roaring 20s are back with a regeneration in all things Art Deco thanks to the new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s (1896-1940) now famous novel “The Great Gatsby”.  The film is a chic, sleek and sophisticated homage to not only the great American author but also to the enduring appeal of the Art Deco period.  The suits may be more tailored, the actors changed but the quality of Art Deco design and furniture is so evident in the film that it displays its adaptability to our modern lives.  A piece of 1920s furniture, glass or sculpture is as at home now in 2013 as it was in the years of its conception.  The novel, written in 1922 has been adapted for film six times (1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, 2002, 2013), but it is the current version which shows Art Deco design in its resplendent glory.  The world of Jay Gatsby is a snapshot of not only the decadence and social upheaval that was the Jazz Age but also of the innovative creativity of designers of that time.  Fitzgerald died believing both he and his work a complete failure but look at the legacy he has left us!  On first viewing the storyline captivates you but second time one can focus on the design. Go see the film and then visit my showroom to view authentic Art Deco pieces. Enjoy!