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Art Deco Fireplace

Art deco is a type of design that was able to inspire all different types of design including interior designs, clothes, make-up, accessories, architecture, home furniture, and even a fireplace. Art deco first started in Paris during the 1920s, and became famous up to the 1940s all over the world, specifically in the United States. Art deco’s design is recognized by its industrial and bold lines with distinct and bold colors. Fireplaces during the art deco period (1920s-1940s) were usually made following an art deco design.

Shapes of an Art Deco Fireplace

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Art Deco Fireplace

The usual fireplace shape before art deco became widely popular is horizontal. For fireplaces with an art deco design, it is often more vertical (long rectangles, archways, skyscraper-inspired look). Vertical fireplaces are evident during the art deco period, since vertical fireplaces do not just look more decorative and provocative, it can also provide or supply more heat to the room where it is installed.

Materials for an Art Deco Fireplace

There are certain points or requirements in choosing the right materials in making an art deco fireplace, and one of which is that the material should look sleek and elegant. There are 3 commonly used materials in making an art deco fireplace, including ceramic tiles, marble, and faience. Faience is a type of a earthenware ceramic that is tin-glazed and cast iron. There are times that an art deco fireplace will look like a glazed wood even though a golden veined marble was used in making the fireplace. Usually, art deco fireplaces are designed using ceramic tile or marble mixed with metallic trimmings and for the firebox, cast iron were usually used.

Designs for an Art Deco Fireplace

Art deco fireplace one main purpose is to make a room look classy, that is why designs of art deco fireplaces were much of an importance. Flor-di-lis and round rose shapes were quite famous designs for an art deco fireplace. Aside from the 2 mentioned, stepped shoulders, rounded corners, and assymetrical art deco fireplaces were also quite common and famous.

Common Sizes of an Art Deco Fireplace

Fireplaces from the art deco period are either extremely small or extremely big. If the room is not that big, the fireplace’s size will be the petite one and the other way around. For petite art deco fireplaces, the size will usually by 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide, while for the big fireplace, the size will usually be 36 inches tall and 72 inches wide with an 8 inch shelf depth.