Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Art Deco Decor Returns with Ardor

This 2009, Art Deco decor is making a return with ardor! In many of the hotels I enter with my Art Deco walking group tours, contemporary furniture lines the lobby in faux deco style. This usually prompts the question "Does original Art Deco furniture exist and if so, which museums feature them?"

Well yes. The rapid societal and technological advances of the early twentieth-century sparked the Art Deco movement in 1910. Based on a variety of geometric shapes and patterns, the movement stretched through all aspects of life – architecture, clothing, home furnishing, jewelry, and interior design. Popular until the late 1930’s, Art Deco faced a decline in popularity with the somber start of World War II. With such a short period of production, authentic Art Deco pieces are tremendously hard to find and are therefore very much in demand. Designers are seeing resurgence in Art Deco’s popularity for 2009 with a number of trends including patterns, metallic and “Hollywood Regency” an eclectic mix of Art Deco, Neo-Classic and Baroque styles with shimmering finishes, lacquered furniture, clean lines and symmetry.

Where can one find these rare art pieces? Introducing Valerio Antiques, a mecca for deco aficionados. Located in the heart of Coral Gables, Florida, VALERIO Antiques defines exclusivity with a newly redesigned showroom featuring an incredibly versatile gallery of collector’s items from the Art Deco period. Teeming with extremely rare and hard-to-find pieces, collectors and aficionados alike will be immersed in VALERIO Antiques’ stunning Art Deco pieces, from a 1930 Chapelle vase to a 1945 armoire by Jean Royere. In a metropolis with such artistic influence, VALERIO is a must-visit for all things Art Deco.

Winding through the expansive space, patrons can take in an immaculate collection of furniture, art glass, bronze and chryselephantine sculptures, light fixtures, paintings and accessories from the lavish Art Deco age. Each piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity to ensure that it is of the highest quality and craftsmanship and is selected from private collections and estate sales based on a rigorous evaluation of it’s construction, design, lines, quality and the artist.

Boasting the only Charles Schneider gallery in South Florida , VALERIO Antiques is also an exclusive dealer of the Charles Schneider Book. Other designers carried include Lelelu, Dominique, Rene Prou, Porteneuve, and Chiparus. Art associates, Waltford Gonzalez and Jorge Camejo, are able to guide clientele on the latest trends and the newest arrivals. An authority on Art Deco pieces, VALERIO Antiques is an excellent source for enthusiasts and professionals seeking unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for homes, offices, and clientele.

Visit the store at 250 Valencia Avenue Coral Gables , FL 33134. For a sneak peak, visit http://www.valerioartdeco.com/.

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