Probably the most famous designers of Art Déco were:

Albert Cheuret

Sue et Mare

Serge Chermayeff


Pierre-Emile Legrain

Eric Bagge

Léon-Albert und Maurice-Raymond Jallot

Rose Adler

Henri Aguesse

Gaston Suisse

Pierre Chareau

Donald Deskey

Maurice Dufrène

Paul Dupré-Lafon

Jean-Michel Frank

Paul-Théodore Frankl

Eileen Gray

Robert Mallet-Stevens

Martine ( Paul Poiret)

Charlotte Perriand

Eugène Printz

Armand-Albert Rateau

Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann


Europe entered the 20th century with a quest for renewal, breaking free from the shackles of traditional standards and traditions. The attitude to life of the time was inspired by the machine and by the far-reaching technical progress documented in it, the machine. The Art Déco style has been called modernist, but has also been given many other names.


In theory, of course, one could call modernist any artistic and decorative art product in which it is visible that its creator intended to go completely new ways, free from the constraints of traditional ideas of form, measure, design or material. There has been a whole series of names for the style of Art Déco, such as Style Chanel and Style Poiret (after the leading fashion designers), terms such as skyscraper, vertical or New York style, Art Moderne and - so the American term of the later twenties and thirties - Modern Art, jazz style or simply Modernism. The style was given its current name in 1966, when the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris held a retrospective exhibition of works inspired by the style that had characterized the famous Parisian exhibition of contemporary decorative arts in 1925.