Artarmon Art Deco Style Leadlights
What is Art Deco?
Art Deco refers to an international art movement developed in Europe and popular between 1920 and 1939. It is named after the ‘Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs’ held in Paris in 1925. The art is characterised by geometrical shapes and straight lines.
Artarmon’s Art Deco style leadlights
In Artarmon, Art Deco style leadlights typically feature in Californian Bungalow homes built in the 1920s and 1930s.
Leadlights were usually located in the windows and fully glazed verandah doors of the front sitting rooms. This was to supplement the interior decoration of Californian Bungalows which was less ornate than Federation homes.
Features of an Art Deco leadlight:
- Straight lines
- Geometric shapes
- Minimal use of coloured glass
- Textured, bevelled and etched glass
Artarmon Art Deco Style Leadlight Doors
In Artarmon Art Deco leadlights feature in the partly glazed, high-waisted front doors or the fully glazed verandah, front or internal doors of houses built in the 1920s and 1930s.
Artarmon Art Deco Style Leadlight Windows
In Artarmon Art Deco leadlights feature in the double, triple or quadruple casement windows of the front rooms of houses built in the 1920s and 1930s.
Art Deco Highlight Windows
Artarmon houses often have small, high windows, called ‘highlight windows’, on the side of the house. These were made of mainly clear glass to let in light but the glass was textured to maintain privacy. The designs of these windows complemented the leadlights in the main windows of the room.