Here we feature links to other Art Deco sites and related online resources. Please feel free to suggest a link to be included on this page.

 

Information and Resources

General Information

Art Deco: A simple but effective general overview site covering Art Deco art, architecture, industrial and interior design, film and music - liberally garnished with illustrations and photographs.

ArtDecoNews.com: Keeping Art Deco lovers informed.

ArtDeco.com: Supposedly an online Art Deco resources mecca. The reality, sadly, is a perpetual "under construction" notice.

Deco Echoes: A comprehensive reference site covering the full gamut of mid-late 20th century design from a mostly US perspective. Despite the site name the focus is much broader than simply Deco, also extending through the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Decorative Draperies & Upholstery: Reproduction of a classic 255-page interior decoration handbook published in 1937. Available on CD. 

Serial Design: A highly eclectic and informative site focusing on the history, variety, products and the application of good design. It encompasses everything from Alvar Aalto through to the deckplan of the Titanic.

Architecture

Art Deco Architecture: A very useful reference for those wanting to know more about Art Deco architecture.

Art Deco Haus: Early Art Deco architecture in the town of Greiz, Germany.

Art Deco In Manhattan: The owner of this Japanese site appears to be an ace professional photographer, and his images of the Chrysler, Empire State and "RCA Victer" Buildings on offer here are some of the best we've laid eyes on.

Art Deco Ireland: A worthwhile exploration of Art Deco (mostly architecture) in Ireland. Features photographs and a good amount of historical detail.

Art Deco Metropolis: An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the architecture of the original Art Deco metropolis - New York City.

Art Deco Restaurants: This short online essay is well illustrated with striking original postcard images of it's subjects.

Art Deco in the Tropics: By the looks of the buildings pictured on this website, the town of Innisfail, Queensland, may well be "Miami Down Under". 

Built St Louis: Inspired by the "Fabulous Ruins of Detroit" website (see below), the owner of this site has taken a similar path to documenting the architectural decay - much of it Art Deco - of once-grand St Louis.

Chicago Architecture Foundation: The Foundation is active in conducting tours and exhibitions which include most of the buildings seen in the Art Deco World Chicago Photo Gallery, as well as many others.

Chicago Landmarks: The best online source for historical information and photographs of Chicago architecture. The site includes a detailed alphabetical list of noteworthy buildings.

Deco Now: This Miami Beach site features some interesting images of the famed Art Deco district.

Durban's Art Deco Directory: An online photographic tour of some of this South African city's Deco landmarks.

Louisville Art Deco: Site dedicated to the Deco architecture of Louisville, Kentucky.

Michael's Architecture Tour: This site features lots of photographs of buildings in New York City, Chicago and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Paul Zanetti - Art Deco: Paul is the chief political cartoonist for Sydney's daily tabloid newspaper; he also maintains an interest in all things Art Deco. This page features his illustrations from a visit to the Miami Art Deco district.

Skyscraper Pictures: This guy appears to be on a mission to photograph and create a database of every skyscraper in Manhattan! His pictures of the Chrysler Building are certainly worth a look.

The Chrysler Building: An eccentric, independently run, officially approved site about William van Alen's signature work. Be sure to sign the petition to encourage the building's owners to re-open the viewing gallery.

The Empire State Building: This official site will tell you just about anything you could possibly ever want to know about the world's tallest Art Deco building - except how to avoid standing in a queue for an hour or more to reach the viewing galleries!

The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit: This is one of our all-time favourite websites. Not all of the buildings are Deco, but the architectural photography is some of the best on the Net, and the wealth of accompanying historical detail lends a sense of high romance to the often derelict and crumbling architectural remants of America's former industrial capital.

Twentieth Century Architecture, Melbourne Australia: This site features a number of very good original photographs of some of the more important Deco buildings to be found in Melbourne, along with relevant historical information.

Ceramics

Art Mougin: Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics from the Mougin brothers.

The Clarice Cliff Collectors Club: Many collectors adore the seemingly ubiquitous ceramics of Clarice Cliff. Others, including Art Deco World do not. Either way, everything you need to know can be found at this site.

Gouda Design: Site focusing on Dutch Gouda pottery and Defltware.

Gouda Pottery Book: A lavish 3-volume publication tracing the history of the Gouda ceramics industry and its products.

The Keith Murray Ceramics and Glass Website: Dedicated to the work of the renowned mid-20th Century New Zealand designer who created hundreds of pieces for Wedgwood and other leading glass and silverware manufacturers.

The Susie Cooper Information Site: The place to go for information concerning another ceramicist who liked brightly coloured glazes and bold geometric decoration.

Metalwares

Chase Copper and Brass Co: A succinct yet detailed history of one of the most sought-after US Art Deco metalwares manufacturers and their products.

 

Art Deco and Related Societies

Australia

20th Century Heritage Society of New South Wales

Art Deco Society of New South Wales - This website features a useful historical database of many of the more important Deco buildings in Sydney.

Cinema & Theatre Historical Society (Victoria Inc): A great source of information about the numerous Art Deco cinemas and theatres that can be found throughout the Australian state of Victoria.

Society Art Deco Victoria

New Zealand

Art Deco Society Auckland

Art Deco Napier - Visit the world's only completely Art Deco town!

United States

American Art Deco Dealers Association (AADDA)

Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Art Deco Society of New York

Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches

Art Deco Society of Washington

Detroit Area Art Deco Society

The Kalakala Foundation - Support the restoration of what is quite possibly the world's only streamline-moderne car ferry!

South Africa

The Cape Art Deco Society

 

Commercial Dealers and Services

20th Century Fireplaces: Original and reproduction fireplaces, specialising in Art Deco.

Antique Phones: UK-based specialist dealer in antique bakelite telephones.

Art Deco Antiques: UK-based Art Deco antiques dealer.

[email protected]: Art Nouveau and Art Deco originals from the 1890-1940 period.

Art Deco Express: Original Art Deco and Art Nouveau figures and sculptures, posters, lamps and ceramics.

Art Deco Fabrics: UK-based manufacturers of reproduction Art Deco upholstery, curtain and wall-covering fabrics using authentic designs.

Art Deco Furniture: Original and reproduction furniture from the Art Deco era.

Art Deco Lamp Gallery: Vintage figural lamps for discriminating connoiseurs.

Artdecor Designs: Art Deco-style soft-furnishings from the UK.

Art Deco Spirit: Specialist dealers in Deco, Machine Age and Moderne artefacts and curiosities.

Art Deco Telephones: Dealer in classic British bakelite phones.

Art Deco World: German Art Deco dealer (not associated with  artdecoworld.com)

Arts Decoratiefs:: Dutch dealer in French marble clocks, pendulum clocks and Art Deco decorative arts.

Agent Decorateur: One of the best looking commercial dealer sites we've seen. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, and specialising in lighting and furniture.

The Art Deco Cafe: A lovingly-restored Art Deco eatery located in Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The Art Deco Home: A resource for designers, collectors and home owners wishing to furnish interiors in the Art Deco style.

Art Deco Spirit: Specialist dealers in Deco, Machine Age and Moderne artefacts and curiosities.

Artisan Antiques: This Miami, Florida dealer boasts the world's largest collection of Art Deco lighting. Most of it appears to be in the more flamboyant early Art Deco style.

Banana Dance: Specialist London-based suppliers of original Art Deco ceramics, including (you guessed it!) Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper.

Barkcloth Hawaii: One of the world's premier sources for vintage reproduction fabric designs for upholstery, drapery and apparel. Specialising in tropical motifs from the 1950s.

Bharat Books: Original Art Deco prints from India.

Charles Schnieder: Specialist dealer in the work of this early 20th Century French glassmaker.

Chelsea Park: This magnificent ocean liner style guesthouse is located amidst the rolling green hills of Burradoo in the beautiful Southern Highlands a short drive south of Sydney, and is undergoing a staged restoration by the owners. The perfect location for a stylish weekend retreat!

Cite Deco Meubles: Mid-century and Art Deco furniture, lighting and accessories from Eames, Panton, Jacobsen, Prober, Knoll, Herman Miller and Paulin, as well as Danish teak and rosewood furniture.

Clarice-cliff.net: For everything Clarice Cliff.

Clifford Faust: Art Deco and contemporary limited edition art prints.

De Coen Freres: Belgium-based dealer in high-end Art Deco furniture, lighting, posters and decorative items.

Deco Interiors: Art Deco antiques and design.

Deco Prints: Exclusive supplier of reproduction prints from a recently discovered cache of Art Deco pen and ink drawings executed by a previously unknown amateur Australian artist working in the 1920s-30s.

Decorations: A fabulous looking site from an Art Deco-style graphic and web design specialist.

Deco Shades: Original Art Deco and period lighting specialists.

Design by 20's: Global supplier of European Art Deco and German Bauhaus antiques.

Echo Interiors: Vintage and new 20th Century furnishings. Exclusive supplier of The Cloud classic 1930s-inspired custom-built living room suites.

Echo of Deco: Designers of an expanding collection of exquisite individually handmade contemporary ceramics, strongly inspired by the bold geometric Art Deco designs of the 1920s and 30s.

Egyptian Furniture: Alexandria-based supplier of reproduction furniture in French styles from Louis XV to Art Deco.

Elixir d'Anvers: Belgian live music performance group specialising in the sounds of  the Jazz Age.

Evelynne's Oldies But Goodies: Specialist dealer in bakelite, lucite and celluloid jewellery and collectibles.

Exotic Art of Vito: American artist whose work includes a number of Deco-themed creations.

Exceptio: Specialists in French Art Deco antiques.

French Cab: Art Deco lighting, figures, clocks, paintings and posters from France.

Galerie de Vries: Belgian Art Deco dealer with one of the world's finest selections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco furniture and decorative items.

Glimmer Creations Rhinestone jewellery reproductions including Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs.

Harrison's Decorative Arts: Dealers in furniture dating from the 1940s to the present day.

Helene Turgeon: Painter of Art Deco-inspired figurative paintings.

ICT Antiques: Original and reproduction Art Deco furniture.

Jean-Pierre Got: Art Deco-inspired contemporary posters, from France.

Jungi.com: Swiss-based dealer in fine Art Deco decorative arts.

La Lisanne: Art Deco guesthouse in Provence, in the south of France. Five double rooms, all furnished with furniture and works of art from the 1930s.

London Country Tours: Private tours of famous and interesting Art Deco buildings in London.

Martin Russell - Australian Sculptor: If you are seeking an original, limited edition artwork in Art Deco or neo-Classical style, this is the place to go!

Michael Purdeau - Fine Wooden Art Deco Boxes: A craftsman who manufactures exquisite wooden boxes informed by the early "zig-zag" Deco aesthetic.

Mondo Trasho: Dealer in Melbourne, Australia, specialising in 20th Century furniture and collectables.

Noble Designs: Contemporary and period reproduction furniture.

Odeon Art Deco Gallery: This Houston, Texas dealer boasts a very impressive collection of high-end Deco furniture.

Paris 1930: Real estate agent in Paris, France, specialising in fine Art Deco and Moderne properties.

Past Perfect: Specialist suppliers of CD recordings of music from the 1920s through 40s.

Perfect Pieces: Specialists in British pottery from the 20th century including Troika, Carlton Ware, Poole pottery and Pendelfin rabbits.

Playful Drawings: Beautifully-designed vintage-style original colour greeting cards and prints by artist Lois Teicher.

Reflections Again: Mirror re-silvering and restoration service, specialising in cobalt glass for Art Deco clock faces, vanity trays etc.

Retro-Recherche: Dutch Art Deco dealer specialising in mirrors, glassware, and decorative items dating from 1920-40.

Robert Jaffe, Graphic Designer: Specialising in Art Deco influenced design.

Sheryl's Art Deco Emporium: British dealer specialising in lamps, figurines, clocks, jewellery and other small decorative items.

Studio Electric: Designers and manufacturers of audiophile loudspeakers, amplifiers and hi-fi equipment in designs strongly inspired by the moderne aesthetic.

Talisman Fine Art: Online dealers in original artworks, specialising in Art Deco prints and etchings.

Terry Tynan: Magnificent top-of-the-line reproductions of classic Art Deco and Moderne lighting designs. Seriously classy!

The Manhattan Mirror Company: Melbourne-based suppliers of a range of beautiful Art Deco reproduction mirrors.

Timeless Interiors: Magnificent Art Deco reproduction furniture.

Travers Antiques: Mid century antiques in London.

Years After: Antique and vintage jewellery including Art Deco Bakelite and Celluloid.

Venues and events

Harville's: Art Deco restaurant and cocktail lounge located in York, United Kingdom.

Jazz Age Garden Party: Join over 2000 guests for an elegant, enjoyable, delightfully authentic celebration of interwar-period fashion, food and entertainment - conducted in a picture-perfect English country house setting that could be from the pages of Evelyn Waugh or Agatha Christie. 

The Healing Waters Express: Moree, in rural New South Wales, Australia, is renowned for its hot artesian springs. The town is also home to a good amount of architecture from the inter-war period, and in October 2008 conducted it's inaugural annual Art Deco Ball.