Art Deco - The dawning of the Modern Era

Welcome to the "Fauves" ("Beasts") and the Wiener Werkstätten! Art Deco stands for pure preciousness, sensuality und form. The art of decoration has influenced almost every area of life during the period between World War I and II. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine age imagery and materials. Bold rich colors, geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation are characteristic for this decorative design.