Havana Deco, Art Deco was a popular international design movement born in Paris 1908, and continue until 1939.
Effecting the decorative arts Art Deco was purely decorative. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, functional, and ultra modern.
Art Deco as a symbol of glamour, is the result of a convergence of influences as different from each other as Art Nouveau, Cubanism, Fauvism, the Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and the interest in ancient primitive art from the Orient.
Havana's Deco Art broad spectrum of architectonic and artistic elements reveals the cosmopolitan nature of Havana open to the influences of movement that began in Paris & developed in New York.
Cuban Deco artists open to the winds of change and to the Deco Art influences, filtered the movement born in Paris through the dazzling beauty of Caribbean nature.
Exteriors and interior spaces, the graphic artists who spearheaded Art Deco's popularity, monumental sculpture and the contributions of painters are explored in rich details.
Bacardi building in Havana is finest examples of Deco movement in Cuba. Edificio Bacardi built in 1930, is one of Havana's first skyscrapers.
The Art Deco style building was designed as the headquarters for the Bacardi family rum business in Cuba.
Havana in 1930
Deco at the Union Nacional de Arquitectos e Ingenieros, at the corner of Humbolt and Infante streets in Vedado