The Timeless Lure of Art Deco
WHEN the ballroom at Claridge’s hotel, one of London’s oldest Art Deco buildings, was in need of refurbishment not long ago, the powers that be called on Guy Oliver. Mr. Oliver, 42, is the managing director of the interior design firm Oliver Laws and an authority on the period. He did the interiors of Bryanston Court, the hotel where Wallis Simpson once lived, and is consulting with the Cleveland Museum of Art about a future exhibition on the 1920s style.
“Art Deco doesn’t age, because of the lines,” he said, by way of explaining its enduring popularity. “You can use it in an old house or a new house, you can mix it up.”