Art-Deco, short for Arts Decoratifs, was the predominant decorative style of the 1920s and 1930s. This style, characterised by its geometric shapes and bold colours, saw the creation of many stunning stained glass windows. Here are 5 examples of using art-deco beautifully today.
- Council Chamber Skylight
This leaded window is one of the most stunning art-deco stained glass designs. Featuring a host of orange, red and blue colours, this stained glass window’s sun-like image undoubtedly catches the eye of all who visit Buffalo’s City Hall and provides the building with an aesthetic not found in most political buildings.
- The Hidden Cockatoo
Designed in the 1920s, this stained glass window depicts the well-hidden image of a cockatoo amongst the leaded glass. The modest use of colour means this window allows plenty of light through, whilst giving the room a more simplistic look.
- Louis Majorelle’s Works
Crafted by French decorator Louis Majorelle, these stained glass windows depict a representation of an industrious society. Covered by thick leaded struts, this window perfectly tells the story of the industrial revolution with an art-deco aesthetic.
- Hawksmoor Restaurant, London
This leaded window’s modern design uses a silver staining to give this restaurant a modern aesthetic. The heavy use of vertical bars is common in art-deco designs, whilst the symmetrical geometric shapes give this stained glass window a smart and even look.
- On a knife-edge
This stained glass window’s hard-edged design boasts a wealth of geometric shapes typical of an art-deco aesthetic. Its thick diagonal lines and arrows create associations of knives and weaponry, making this window perfect for more serious-faced buildings.
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