Art Deco Chandeliers and Ceiling Fixtures

Art Deco Pendant Lights

Art Deco has been around for almost a century now. The name is short for Arts Décoratifs, taking its name from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which was held in Paris in 1925. The style had been around since before the First World War though, making it over a century old now. No style survives unchanged for that long, and there are some notable differences between the first wave of Art Deco and more contemporary work. One simple way to add some Art Deco to any space is through something every room needs: lighting.

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are perfect for the Art Deco treatment because they can be made more or less as simple or complicated as required. It can be a simple bulb in a wire cage at the end of a cord, or it can be made more and more complicated right up until it’s basically a chandelier. That, plus the way a pendant light is beholden to the laws of physics in a way few other pieces of interior decorating are, makes it eminently suited.

Materials

Art Deco is about shape and colour, but an Art Deco piece can be made from more or less any material suitable for those shapes and colours. The colours are mostly muted and earthy, brown, black, and bronze are joined by white, which provides some contrast. Metals of various sorts are the most commonly used materials, being suitable for pendants lights from a practical point of view, and well matched with the style of Art Deco because of the ease with which it can be fashioned into straight lines and right angles.

Other Art Deco Ceiling Fixtures

Pendant lights are often combined with fans, so you can also get Art Deco fan lights. On top of that, the art deco treatment has been applied to virtually every type of lamp you can think of, but none more so than the pendant light’s fancier cousin. Art Deco chandeliers and ceiling fixtures are suitable for your lounge or dining room; areas that need a bit more light, and have more room for a bigger fixture.