The luminaries of the 1910s to 1930s are part of the art and decoration movement that began around 1910 and declined after the 1929 crisis. All the following decades inspired many artists, such as Jean Dunand who created the "Lamp Coprin". In France the period of art and decoration was called the period, while in Germany it was the Bauhaus period, which takes its name from the School of Architecture

Some famous artists and companies:

  • Max the glassmaker
  • Degué
  • Jean Noverdy
  • Louis Tiffany Comfort
  • Wilhem WAGENFELD
  • Carl Jakob JUCKER
  • Ilrin fixtures

The styles are sometimes very different with the brand Degué, the feet of the lamps are often wrought iron with molded and pressed glass blinds. While other companies like Ilrin prefer lighter and opalescent lights with white opalines, which produce fixtures for art deco-style desks and lamps for professionals.

The lamps of the art deco period

Lampe art déco

Table lamps and desk lamps are the most manufactured models during this period. They are designed to be bright and aesthetic. Green bank lamps are a perfect representation of this style, which some libraries adopted. For the bedroom, small lamps are created with wrought iron bases and glass hats. The glass paste and less and less used, complicated to make we prefer pressed glass and smooth opalines that are better suited to industrial production.

During this industrial period, Louis Confort Tiffany despite the complexity of the assembly of stained glass stained glass developed a semi-industrial technique for these fixtures. With often molded bronze bases and serial work for stained glass windows.

Sculptors of this period were asked to create lamps with sculptures of men of women in the art deco style, with materials such as bronze. Lights with statues are usually topped with lampshades with white or colored opalines.

The Tiffany art deco lamp Argos is a good example, with various colors and glasses.

Art Deco wall lamps


Art Deco wall lamps are lighting that complements a range of other fixtures, such as lamps or chandeliers.

The artists designed them with the same glasses and methods as their flagship models so that decorators could create light sets that complement each other and sell complete series to their customers.

So you can find Tiffany stained glass art deco appliques with identical coloured lenses. Artists such as Charles Schneider , French glass also made appliques of the same models as their lamps, lampposts and chandeliers.

These wall lights need to be chosen based on the location of your room and the need for brightness. Unlike a lamp or lamppost it is not an extra light, these can be the only light in a small room or hallway.

Art Deco floor lamps

Lampadaire art déco

Art deco streetlights are essential decorative objects in a room of a house. They are particularly suitable for the living room, as they allow lighting in a specific place, such as to an armchair where you want to settle down to read.

The designers made their streetlights using the same lines as their other fixtures. If for the most part the streetlights are remaining traditional fixtures copies of their models of lamps. Some artists like Edgar Brandt created unique models that forever marked art deco, such as the lamppost and the so-called "Cobra" table lamp.

Art deco chandeliers

Lustre art déco

The chandeliers of the art deco period are essential ceiling fixtures. They allow lighting of all rooms efficiently. During the art deco period, the creators of decorative and furnishing objects were careful not to forget this lighting by giving it more original forms with geometric shapes and straight lines.

The white opalescent glass is often preferred in order to offer a bright lighting, they are the complement of series of lamps to be laid composed of the same colors and shapes. The chandeliers can be presented in different forms depending on whether they are suspensions, chandeliers or ceiling lights.

Ancient art deco lighting are rare and expensive pieces that you can find at antique shops or in auctions, their states often determine their prices.

You can buy art deco fixtures in our furniture and decorative sets. You can find lighting series made with identical glasses to make sets for every room in your home.

In 1925 the Paris World's Fair was a must-see event for all art and decoration designers, a few years later this style declined with the crisis of 1929.