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The Art Deco Era

The Art Deco Era

Art Deco (1920 - 1939)

 

When I think of Art Deco, the emotional image which is evoked is one of ‘satisfyingly simple with striking elegance' and this statement reflects my view of art and fashion of this era.



Art Deco is an eclectic artistic design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally until the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design including architecture, interior design, fashion and jeweler.



I first became aware of the striking Art Deco period when, as a teenager, I read John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath' and learned to play and sing stirring folk songs of labour unrest on my Spanish guitar. My imagination was captured by the tale of Jack Dempsey riding as a hobo on the railways and fighting for his supper to eventually become the heavyweight champion of the world.



I was fascinated by prohibition, the Wall Street Crash, the FBI, flapper girls and such gangster folk heroes as Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and Arnold Rothstein, whom I could not help but glamorize and identify with. I have to be honest, their philosophy of take what you want and share with others because society is not going to give it to you, appealed to the rebel and Robin Hood in me.



Art Deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity. The linear symmetry of Art Deco was a distinct departure from the flowing asymmetrical organic curves of its predecessor style Art Nouveau. Many design movements have political or philosophical beginnings or intentions, Art Deco was no exception even though some see it as having had a purely decorative birth. It has to be acknowledged that the horror of the First World War was a catalyst in creating the desire of people to forget the old and move on into a completely different style of life and art.

 

I invite you to view some of my creations! 

Ari Daniel Norman – Founder, Designer, Silversmith, lover of nature, family, adventure and life!!

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ADC6   Rhodium Plated Crystal Lizard Brooch Jewelari of London
ADC6   Rhodium Plated Crystal Lizard Brooch Jewelari of London Rhodium plated for extra bril..
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B210   Black Enamel, Pearl and Crystal Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
B210   Black Enamel, Pearl and Crystal Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Our sterling..
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B211   Austrian Crystal and Pearl Star Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
B211   Austrian Crystal and Pearl Star Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Our Austrian..
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B213   Green Marcasite Lizard Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
B213   Green Marcasite Lizard Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Our stunning gecko sh..
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B307   Art Deco Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
​B307   Art Deco Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Our stylish sterling silver brooch..
£148
B308   Lady and Dog Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
B308   Lady and Dog Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman This beautiful handmade sterlin..
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B320   Art Deco Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
B320   Art Deco Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman This sterling silver brooch combine..
£123
B508   Art Deco Lady and Dog Brooch Sterlling Silver Ari D Norman
B508   Art Deco Lady and Dog Brooch Sterlling Silver Ari D Norman Chic and stylish, thi..
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B625   Enamel Art Deco Lady and Dog Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
B625   Enamel Art Deco Lady and Dog Brooch Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Art Deco enthus..
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B635   Sterling Silver Art Deco Lady Brooch Ari D Norman
B635   Sterling Silver Art Deco Lady Brooch Ari D Norman Chic and stylish, this Art Dec..
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BE423   Woven Hatch Design Bangle Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
BE423   Woven Hatch Design Bangle Sterling Silver Ari D Norman This unique, woven hatch..
£219
BT205   Crystal Bangle Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
BT205   Crystal Bangle Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Make a shimmering style statement i..
£368
EA210   Crystal Clip Earrings Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
EA210   Crystal Clip Earrings Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Sophisticated and stylish, these ..
£148
EA212   Crystal and Pearl Star Earrings Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
EA212   Crystal and Pearl Star Earrings Sterling Silver Ari D Norman A simple and class..
£95
EA597   Woven Hatch Design Teardrop Earrings Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
EA597   Woven Hatch Design Teardrop Earrings Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Finely crafted to ..
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PT493 - Sterling silver woven hatch design pendant on chain
"Deco the Wearable Art" This woven hatch pendant is finely crafted to the highest ..
£113
RG220   Ring with Crystal Greek Key Pattern Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
RG220   Ring with Crystal Greek Key Pattern Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Taking inspiration ..
£123
GT257   Miniature Photo Frame With Crystal Dog Walker Sterling Silver Ari D Norman
GT257   Miniature Photo Frame With Crystal Dog Walker Sterling Silver Ari D Norman Influence..
£195