14 Ways to Add Art Deco’s Most Coveted Fabric to Modern Decor

July 4, 2017 - photo frame


Shagreen, a richly textured censor of a shark, stingray, or dogfish, has symbolized a apex of sophistication and oppulance for many centuries. The outlandish skin initial done a coming on a hilts of Japanese swords during a Middle Ages and eventually reached a full intensity as a fabric in a Art Deco era, covering cabinets, desks, and other furnishings in a homes of French aristocrats. But like many smart finishes, it fell out of character and wouldn’t be regenerated until a 1960s by pattern conductor Karl Springer. Springer contributed to shagreen’s staying power, that still inspires designers today, such as Aerin Lauder, who crafted an whole collection around a pebbly material, and Ludwig Vogelgesang, a German-Brazilian workman famous for restoring 1920s seat that facilities a distinguished skin. We curated a best shagreen pieces, genuine and faux, that will supplement a Deco hold to contemporary interiors, from a Ron Seff dining list to a William Yeoward print frame. Read on for some-more of the favorite selections.

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