Art Deco AW18 Trend | Luxe Interiors | Newgate Clocks Blog

The Art Deco movement first originated in France during the 1920’s. A reaction to the forced austerity of the First World War, and a reflection of the excesses of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ that followed, the style was characterised by luxurious materials, fine craftsmanship and opulent detailing. 

Brought bang-up-to date for AW18, the modern Art Deco look incorporates bold geo prints, clean minimalist lines and jewel-like colours complemented by luxe gilt homeware.

Bold Geometrics & Art Deco Sunburst Motifs

Nowhere is the Art Deco trend more apparent than in this season’s wallpaper collections, where bold geometric prints are patterned with vibrant colours in vivid jewel-like tones, and pale Art Deco pastels are paired with gilded gold details.  But, if a full-on geometric wall-scape is a step too far, then embrace the most instantly recognisable decorative motif of the era with your AW18 home accessories; the Art Deco sunburst designArt-Deco Sunburst Wall Clock Gold Gilt | Newgate Clocks

This stylistic starburst shape sees decorative rays, or sunbeams, radiate outwards from a central point. The design lends itself perfectly to decorative homeware like our Sunblaze wall clock, picture frames or mirrors. Bonus points for choosing your home accessories in Art Deco-favourite - a gilded gold finish.

Art Deco AW18 Trend | Geometric Motif | Newgate Clocks

Dark Wood & Moody Hues

For AW18, the highly decorative Art Deco trend also offers an option for a more streamlined and masculine approach. Rich colours, clean lines and dark woods create a sophisticated palette that allows simple, well-formed furniture and interior accessories to take centre stage.

If you decide that less is more, then create an understated focal point with the dark wood rays of the ‘Pluto’; a bold sunburst wall clock which sees handmade wooden rays centred around a vintage-finish aged-brass dial.


Art Deco AW18 Trend | Dark & Moody | Newgate Clocks

Art-Deco Wooden Sunburst Wall Clock | Newgate Clocks

Minimal Lines & Luxe Gold Homeware

The signature sweeping curves of the Art Deco movement have been given a minimal makeover for AW18, which sees elegant lines and streamlined shapes echoed in simple linear furniture and decorative accessories. Gold brass and polished stainless steel accents give this look understated grandeur. 

Art-Deco Inspired Gold Wall Clock | Newgate Clocks

Bring simplicity of form to your décor with the clean lines and glamourous finish of our luxe gold Oslo wall clock. This carefully considered design perfectly reflects the ethos of the Art Deco era, whilst its pared back marker dial is a nod to contemporary minimalism.

Art Deco AW18 Trend | Sweeping Curves | Newgate Clocks

Art Deco AW18 Trend | Cocktail Watches

Art Deco Inspired Watches | Newgate Watches Atom Collection

Take the Art Deco trend one step further and introduce this glamourous style into your wardrobe too.

Inspired by the cocktail lounge aesthetic of the Art Deco era, our petite-dial Atom watch collection brings luxe materials and refined design to the wrist.

Image credits: Claudia Bryant; styling, Simon Bevan; photography, all for LivingEtc.