Q. So where did the design language for Art Deco come from ?
A. Many sources. But decorative elements from South America were strong.
This is a copy of an C18th New Mexican Sante Fe style book or bible stand, we made a few years ago. It looks both basic & rustic in style, mainly due to the pine wood used.
However, look again at it. If this had been made in burr maple or maybe a white lacquered finish, this would look uncannily like a crisp Art Deco design. The elements are all there. The sharp zigzag shape, rounded cut-out of the base, and most of all the squares cut-out design in the centre. Made to order.