Style Moderne | Art Deco Taps
In the gradual shift amongst designers and architects, the aesthetic of Art Nouveau was typified by roots in Cubism and Modernism. Distillation and repetition still remain the most durable of decorative motifs, such as the fan, chevron and ziggurat.
The Art Deco or Arts Décoratifs movement of the 1920s-30s was born from an era of growing industrialisation in the late 19th century Europe, which spurred a radical Arts & Crafts movement. Advances in art & design, architecture and furniture all contributed to its multifaceted style.
In the gradual shift amongst designers and architects, the aesthetic of Art Nouveau was typified by roots in Cubism and Modernism. Distillation and repetition still remain the most durable of decorative motifs, such as the fan, chevron and ziggurat. In contrast to the popular mass produced novelties that were newly available, every surface of Art Deco interiors indicated the grandeur of traditionally crafted products. The work of Parisian cabinetmaker Emile- Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933) was highly indicative of the extravagant and lavish décor which is still synonymous with the style today. Furniture would often take the form of exotic woods, inlays with precious stones, oriental lacquer and bronze details. Scottish Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) coined Art Nouveau as a style built from function, which led architects to embrace the use of iron, curves and glass to create characteristic fan shapes, flowers and other stylised elements in their architectural designs.
Taking these essential tenets and themes, we have given them a unique and contemporary twist to create our interpretation of Art Deco taps, infused with the manufacturing excellence of British craftsmanship. Our Style Moderne range of brassware is secured with a stylish re-interpretation of the era while resembling the authentic glamour & elegance. Modernist black chrome levers and cross top levers also retain the defined lines that are faithful to the period and the option of hand cut glass levers pay homage to architectural styles of the movement. Geometric shapes are enhanced by facetted faces and stepped designs all add a streamlined, classic feel to the design.
There are various ways in which Art Deco taps can be incorporated within modern bathroom and kitchen interiors. For a cosy and comfortable atmosphere which references the luxurious elements of the movement, a décor can be designed with a one-tone colour scheme with ceramic tile or plaster, cabinets or chairs with fancy metal details and parquet flooring. Finally, round sconces can offer soft ambient lighting and a nod to the stylised aesthetic. A set of Style Moderne taps in Chrome Plate with glass lever details are just one of our available combinations which can customise a relaxed theme of Art Deco in a high-end manor.
For a dramatic yet timeless effect within luxury bathroom decor, a black and white theme is a sure way to introduce style elements of Art Deco. Such a design could incorporate a predominant scheme of white with black patterned tiling, a black basin with metal legs and black patterned flooring. Stepped shower screens and framed mirrors are also ways to accessorise with square and rectangular design details. Our Art Deco inspired brassware range including taps and a bath shower mixer in Chrome Plate with Black Chrome cross top levers can further extenuate the accent on geometric form and devotion to the function of the present.