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Easy Art Deco Windows

Art deco stained glass window film from Purlfrost

Art deco stained glass window film from Purlfrost

If you want to give your front a door an art deco feel but can’t afford to replace the glass then these stained glass window films may be just what you’re looking for. Read More »

Art Deco Train Stations: Limoges Benedictins

limoges benedictins station

Limoges Benedictins train station built in the 20s featuring art deco windows by glassmaker Chigot.

Ever since we first stepped out of the Limoges Benedictins train station at 11pm at night I’ve been in love with it. It was February, and I was cold and tired, but from the moment I came up from the platform and onto the concourse I knew it was something special. Walking out into the crisp clear night and looking back up at the building all lit up was absolutely magical. Read More »

Hotels Revived to Their Former Glory

A suite in the original Majestic Wing of the art deco hotel

Suite in the Majestic Hotel brought back to its former art deco glory

Art deco hotels aren’t just about the restoration of the outside, it’s the attention to detail inside that counts too. Both the Majestic in Kuala Lumpur and the Parisian Prince de Galles have reopened their doors in the last 12 months updated and returned to their former art deco glory. Read More »

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When Art Deco Seduced the World

Poster for When Art Deco Seduced the World

1925, When Art Deco Seduced the World – exhibition at Cité de l’architecture and du patrimoine in Paris

A new temporary exhibition opens today at the Cité de l’architecture and du patrimoine in Paris called 1925, Quand l’Art Déco Séduit le Monde (When Art Deco Seduced the World). Running until mid-February the exhibition examines what lies behind Art Deco’s international success and its influence in the various forms of artistic expression. Read More »

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