Art Deco Triumphant

Ambassade Francaise, Paris 1925
Art Deco TriumphantExplore the influence of the celebrated exhibition in Paris 1925

Image: © RIBA Library Books and Periodicals Collection

 

The ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes’ in Paris was the exhibition that was to give Art Deco its name and helped to launch the style onto the world stage. Discover here, through material from the British Architectural Library, the work of artists and architects on show in 1925.

 

The exhibition

Esplanade des Invalides

A showcase for Paris

 

Pavilions

Pavillon des Editions G. Cres et Cie

The pavilions from France

 

Foreign pavilions

British Pavilion

Nations on display

 

Illumination

Pavillon de Sevres

The exhibition at night

 

Boutiques

Rue des Boutiques

Shopping and consumption
 

 

Department stores

'Pomone', pavilion of the Magasins au Bon Marche

The pavilions of department stores

 

Urban kiosks

Design for refreshments kiosk

Designs for street furniture
 

 

‘Ambassade Française’

Grand salon, Ambassade Francaise

Modern decorative interior designs 

 

British reactions

Pavillon des Renseignements et du Tourisme

Press reaction and the influence on British design

 

 

Based on the exhibition ‘Art Deco Triumphant: The Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925’ from the RIBA Library Photographs Collection, held 1 October - 21 December 2011 at the British Architectural Library, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London. 

Curator: Valeria Carullo (RIBA Library Photographs Collection)

 

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