Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, cars and many things. The most famous examples were the skyscrapers of New York, including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center in New York City.
During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour and exuberance.
The later period of the style, called Streamline Moderne, features curving forms and long horizontal lines.
Art Deco combine modern aesthetics, fine craftsmanship and expensive materials, and became the symbol of luxury and modernity.