it was a very good year

hello my loves and happy friday! it’s been a long and grueling week but that was then and this is  now. it’s hard to believe that the summer is in full swing and i hope you’re having a great one. i’m already planning my trip to paris in september for the maison et objet and have been doing a little research on trade shows of the past.

these images came up when i searched the 1925 ‘exposition internationale des arts decoratifs et industriels modernes’. turns out it was the show that coined the term ‘art deco’ in the 60’s and was probably the greatest showcase of new ideas in design of all time.


last night i saved a bunch of links and tonite can’t seem to find them but some of these great decorators and designers had pavilions from all over the world just like the do at the m&o!


some of the greats were Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Le Corbusier, and René Lalique, just to name a few. their designs are still as strong and au current today as they were at the unveiling.


it sure is a trip in time to even skim the surface of the event (which by the by went from april to october, talk about an exhausting show)!


it took place in 1925 at a time that seems surreal now with just how much magic and creativity was floating around.


i’m sorry i lost the links but the photos have their original titles if you right click and want to google them.


anyway i hope you enjoy the show as much as i do, i’ll try to dig a little deeper and get more of the exhibits.



with everyone from france to spain to russia showcasing their goods it must have been a true world’s fair.

well we have the maison et objet! have you been or are you going? it’s pretty fab too, and it’s ours! have a great weekend!

July 16, 2011. 1920's, Art Deco, Maison et Objet, Paris.


  1. Lucinda Keller replied:

    Oh my god … they are fantastic! I want to live in that groovy green room! – In a velvet robe trimmed in feathers… ;)

    They really are fabulous, every one of them.


  2. Karena replied:

    Great images from the past design expositions. It is amazing how classic and gorgeous some styles remain!


    Art by Karena

    Come and join my Giveaway of a very special painting!


  3. yvonne replied:

    The worlds Fair, WOW! I wish I get to Paris this winter..
    A lot of DECO I guess. yvonne


  4. beverley christenson replied:

    great post Claudia, hope you are getting enough rest. Love beverley xx


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