Art deco is an expressive art and design style that began in Paris in the 1920’s, and flourished worldwide in the late 1920’s throughout 1930’s. Art deco represents modernity, functionality, glamour, and elegance. The style is based on mathematical geometric shapes and it embraces luxury elements. Zigzag lines, heavy detail, bold designs, embellishments, and a strong use of symmetry, are some of the key elements used in art deco creations. Art deco influences all areas of design including architecture, graphic design, fashion, film, jewelry, and visual arts.