Deco

Subin Seol’s furniture fuses art deco and traditional Korean aesthetics

Symmetry and repetition distinguish the work of Subin Seol, who combines and contrasts the distinctive visual language of her native Korean with art deco to create unexpected furniture pieces.



a bicycle leaning against a wall: Hoop Chair from Korean Art Deco collection by Subin Seoul


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Hoop Chair from Korean Art Deco collection by Subin Seoul

The two artistic traditions have little in common at first glance, with one defined by decadence and the other by a rejection of it.

But the designer has managed to unify them within a four-piece collection, simply called Korean Art Deco, which won her the young designer 2020 award at last year’s Seoul Design Festival.



a chair sitting in front of a building: The Korean Art Deco collection spans four furniture and homeware pieces, among them the Hoop Chair (top image)


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The Korean Art Deco collection spans four furniture and homeware pieces, among them the Hoop Chair (top image)

“Interestingly, the styles are completely different in appearance and different in direction, but they have similar elements,” Seol told Dezeen. “Therefore, it was not difficult to merge them in

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Trump Orders Art Deco One Of The Only Acceptable Federal Design Styles. Architects Are Not Happy

An executive order issued by President Trump this month limited the kinds of architectural styles for federal developments to a small list of options. Moving forward, the only designs for federal developments, according to the order, are Neoclassical, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Beaux-Arts, and lastly: Art Deco.

More than any other part of the nation, South Florida is known for the pastel colors and soft curves of Art Deco design. The aesthetic has become synonymous with the way that South Florida — especially Miami Beach — has been marketed to tourists, selling the grandeur of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.

But many architects, including Art Deco enthusiasts, are not happy with Trump’s executive order.

“I don’t think that governments have mandated architectural style since as far as I know, Mussolini and the fascist architecture of Italy,” said Daniel Ciraldo, the president of the Miami Design Preservation League. “Or there are

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Inside a New Art Deco Condominium in NYC That Looks Straight Out of the 1930s

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There’s a glut of glass box condo towers in the Manhattan marketplace right now. Thankfully, a few of the city’s condominiums are challenging this status quo, among them Art Deco gems like the Fitzroy in Chelsea.

Designed by Roman & Williams, a husband-and-wife design duo famed for their carefully curated, bold interiors that marry vintage and modern elements, the Fitzroy has quickly become one of the most recognizable condominiums in West Chelsea, sitting shoulder to shoulder with residential towers from other greats like Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels.

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A new construction, the Fitzroy looks as if it stepped out of the 1930s, with a green terracotta façade and oversized oak windows finished in copper. These old-school touches continue inside. The apartments have large oak doors, chevron wood floors and copper fixtures like the soaking tub and

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Online Retailer Lulu & Georgia Launches French Art Deco Furniture Collection

If Lulu and Georgia wasn’t already on your radar, it will be now. The Los Angeles-based online retailer is an interior designer’s dream, offering the kind of standout pieces you might lust over in a magazine spread. Effortlessly blending classic and modern styles with artistic flair, Lulu & Georgia is a great place to find all kinds of handcrafted furniture and highly curated sculptural decor.

Pieces from online retailer Lulu & Georgia's new
Pieces from online retailer Lulu & Georgia’s new

The company’s latest collection of 32 pieces of furniture and many more accessories, “French Art Deco,” softens the bold, graphic style of Art Deco with a romantic French influence. Founder Sara Sugarman and her team of designers took inspiration from the Art Deco movement’s centennial anniversary, adding their own fresh spin to it. The collection was photographed within a classically detailed space to show off how beautifully it all fits together.

Pieces from online retailer Lulu & Georgia's new
Pieces from online retailer Lulu &
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