Art Deco as an interior design has proven and continues to be incredibly popular but surprisingly it hasn’t really filtered through to the cafe world. That is until now. It is yet to become mainstream, however in some of the trendier cafe cities such as Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney there are stirrings towards the Art Deco cafe style with clean lines, wood and metal finishes, and striking designs. So if you want to be ahead of the curve and embrace all things Art Deco, what should you be looking out for in your cafe? Let’s delve deeper.
Keep it simple
Art Deco is all about simplistic decadence and therefore fixings and furniture need to look great, but they also need to be non-fussy. Whether it’s a simple star burst mirror with gold inlay, or an Isotop bar table with aluminium or gold stand, the less fussy your fixtures and fittings are, the more authentic the look.
There are a multitude of flea markets and antique shops all selling Art Deco stuff, much of which isn’t that expensive. The key though isn’t to fill it with tons of clutter, but instead, try to invest in several key pieces that accentuate the look. This may be an Art Deco fire screen that you can use as an ornamental piece or even some Art Deco style prints or pictures that you can hang on the wall. How about some authentic 1930’s style glasses for that all important Manhattan cocktail or a wooden style fire bucket converted into an ice bucket? Alternatively think about placing your cakes on a vintage inspired cake stand to complete the look.
Colours and textures
Wood and metals are definitely in, but in addition you might want to think about faux and real leather, particularly in shades of brown. They really pick up the bronze brass and copper detailing in your furniture and trinkets. Don’t forget your flooring either. For an authentic look opt for a classic black and white tile theme or how about jazzing up your bar front with blue or green tiling typical from the period. It’s sleek and smooth and screams Art Deco period.
So there you have it. The Art Deco look doesn’t have to be expensive to achieve in your cafe. Instead it takes a touch or know-how. A little imagination and some homework. Thankfully here are Cafe Chairs Melbourne we have a wide range of cafe furniture in stock that would fit right in with the Art Deco ethos. What’s more all our furniture is commercial grade and represents great value for money. Check out our website at www.cafefurniture.com.au or contact us on 07 3205 1616 to see how we can help.