Ah, art deco style: the pinnacle of opulence and modern glamour. Think Paris in the 1920's, The Great Gatsby, velvet pleating, brass details, and striking, geometric forms. Sound like heaven? We thought so.
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While art deco is certainly modern, its luxurious and feminine details still manage to feel rather timeless in homes today — especially when fused with other styles, like bohemian or midcentury. While there are many ways to seamlessly incorporate art deco flair into your space, an art deco chair is easily one of simplest (yet most striking) options, and we've scoured the web for 15 of the best seats on the market.
The pleated detail on this pair of velvet dining chairs from Target would immediately lend a hint of glamour to any home. The set of two makes these an ideal choice for the head of the table, or even conversation seating in a smaller living room.
This art deco chair has it all: luscious green velvet, pleated details, curvy lines, and brass legs. Though this decadent seat is sure to add luxury to your living space, at just around $360 for a set of two, you can't beat the price.
Inspired by the Beetle Chair designed by GamFratesi for Gubi, this pink velvet number is reasonably priced and the ideal size and shape for a dining area, office, or vanity — making it an easy buy that you can use time and time again. Plus, we love the brass legs for an added touch of glamour.
The curved yet thin arms of this art deco chair make it an ideal addition to a smaller space, since it makes a big impact without adding excess bulk to the floor plan.
While the colors, materials, and pleats are certainly art deco, the shape and legs feel decidedly midcentury, making it a perfect balance for those looking to toe the line between simplicity and luxury.
The bold brass base of this armless tub chair would add instant sophistication to any living space. We especially love it in pairs of two for easy conversation and formal entertaining.
Smoky gray and bright brass make a stunning combination for this art deco chair. The rounded curves add that signature feminine style, while the negative space at the bottom keeps it from feeling heavy or overwhelming.
The deco lines and decadent mustard colored velvet make this Anecdote chair a foolproof statement piece in a living room or study. Ideal for lounging and yet totally sophisticated — you can't go wrong.
The size of this emerald green art deco chair makes it ideal for lounging with a book or sipping cocktails. It's a swanky addition to a cozy corner in need of a bit of glitz and glamour.
The lustrous steel arms add an unexpectedly sophisticated touch to this art deco lounge chair, which we'd place in a living room or home office for a quintessential retro bent.
Now this art deco chair certainly brings the drama with its all-over pleating and rich blue velvet. Pair with a mix of lighter colors and varying textures to allow this one-of-a kind piece to stand out amongst the crowd.
Not only do the white upholstery, espresso wood finish, and brass capped legs scream The Great Gatsby, but the subtle geometric details and the curved back would lend some serious deco vibes wherever this seat calls home.
The striking tall back of this chair would add regal flair to any dining space. Especially if said space also showcased a classic, rosewood table, or a midcentury style light fixture. Swoon!
Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.