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



Pavillon des Editions G. Cres et Cie

The pavilions from France


Foreign pavilions

British Pavilion

Nations on display



Pavillon de Sevres

The exhibition at night



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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