art de·co | ˌärt ˈde-ˌkō
A style characterized by angular geometric shapes, zigzags, bold colors, molded or faceted Czech glass beads, plastics (such as celluloid or Bakelite) and chrome
Arts Décoratifs, often referred to as Art Deco or Deco, is the geometrical style that tread on the heels of Edwardian jewelry. Since the 1910s, this style of architecture, design, and visual arts influenced the design of various sectors, including: jewelry, furniture, buildings, cars, fashion, movie theatres, trains, and everyday objects such as vacuums and radios. There are many reasons why art deco had, and still is, a major trend - namely, due to its rich materials and modern styles and exquisite craftsmanship. The distinctive features of the style are simple, clean shapes help make up the reasons why it symbolized sophistication and wealth. Art deco’s patterns and arrangements stem from various sources, such as: Egyptian, Native American, early classical, and even nature. Common designs include animals, foliage, female figures, and sun rays.