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We welcome you to #LIVthewallpaper with us this month via some very special pieces. Our custom calendar pays homage to the Eames bird which has been a staple in design for decades, as well as the lovely Terasso shelving unit by Tony Almen and Peter Gest. To add more life to the calendar, we also included a beautiful fig tree that lives within our current work space. Hopefully, the vibrancy and richness expressed can make its way to your September and the rest of the year! Download links below.

Art Decoratif or Art Deco was first introduced in 1925 at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris. Art Deco embodies decadence and elaborate visual design. The style is achieved through bold delineated geometric shapes, strong colors, patterns, lines, and gold detailing.  The Art Deco style, which had reached its peak popularity at the 1925 Exposition, gradually waned; its decorative flourishes and emphasis on rich and exotic materials seemed increasingly irrelevant, particularly in light of the great depression and the second world war.

In time, inspired by new materials and technologies, the style became sleeker and less ornamental. Today, interior designers have embraced the minimalist aspects of Art Deco; liberating design from tradition, allowing for increasingly abstract and sculptural aesthetics creating a stunning new iteration of the style. The modern look of Art Deco is characterized by the disregard for symmetry, with credence given to distortions and unconventional shapes.

Below are a few spaces that display the elaborate ornamentation of Art Deco in the 20s with a contemporary twist.

A massive congrats to Concord Pacific for winning two prestigious UDI Awards for One Pacific over the weekend in the Best Urban High-Rise Residential and the Vancouver Sun Reader’s Choice awards. We are very honored to have been involved in the interior design process for the project. From the cantilevered glass pool to the incredibly detailed lobby ceiling features, One Pacific was a very special project.