According to recent reports, fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg is set to put her mark on a series of rooms at Claridges, one of London’s most famous Art Deco hotels. She follows in the wake of other fashion designers such as Versace, Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren and Betsey Johnson who have involved themselves in hotel design and makeovers.
Claridges itself has been a long time favourite with the fashion set to include celebrities like Kate Moss, and the late Alexander McQueen. It is the Art Deco design of Claridges that attracted von Furstenburg, who based her 2009 Cruise Collection around its deco designs. She will revamp 20 bedrooms using her own signature prints and making use of some of Claridges antique furniture.
It is the timeless uncluttered quality of modernity and the Art Deco from its1920s roots to present day that continues to sweep away any nostalgia for the past to present superb up to the minute styling with functionality. With Art Deco, all manner of other domestic items such as furniture, mirrors, carpets, light fittings and general paraphernalia followed in its wake and embraced its recognisable style. Von Furstenburg will continue this trend by launching her own homewares collection to follow on from her bedroom makeovers.
Art Deco furniture still maintains its freshness and general appeal after 80 years and well made examples of very stylish antique dining chairs , tables and cabinets can still be sourced through dealers in Lancashire, Cumbria and other parts of the country.
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