Art deco (from around 1920 to 1940) encompassed the shaping of objects in all areas of life, such as architecture, furniture, fashion, jewellery and consumer goods. Instead of a uniform stylistic feature, Art Deco stands for a creative combination of elegance of form, preciousness of materials, strength of colour, and sensuality in the midst of the general awakening of classical modernism.
Some of this was already in the Art Nouveau style and the stylized and planar representation of floral and organic motifs remained typical for both epochs. The absence of shadows and naturalness conveys modern and often striking impressions of the art of that epoch. The industrial production as well as the light-hearted, eclectic mixture of stylistic elements of different origins are typical stylistic features, which made their starting point in the Wiener Werkstätten between Josef Hoffmann and Dagobert Peche. Paris remained the center of the movement, however. It was not until the Postmodernism of the 1980s that a new view of this modernist movement was presented, and since then it has enjoyed great esteem among collectors and supporters of design and the general public.