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Deco-style Zeta lamp by Pied a Terre

Zeta lamp
We've featured quite a few space age lighting designs this week. For lighting that looks to another era and another style, take a look at this Zeta lamp by Pied a Terre

It's a unusual table lamp that apparently draws inspiration from the Art Deco era and it's certainly a glamorous object, full of angles and reflective surfaces that are typical of that style. However, I can't help feeling that their take on Deco has been filtered through '70s design too. The mixture of chrome and smoked acrylic rods used in the lamp reminds me of another glamorous style – seventies disco.

Whatever your take on the lamp, it costs £120.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Deco-style dressing table from Alexander and Pearl

This dressing table from Alexander and Pearl isn't the first we've featured that takes inspiration from the Art Deco style and I'm sure it won't be the last. The period works really well for a piece of furniture that's meant to evoke glamour. 

This piece certainly is glamorous, with its mirrored finish and curved shape. The mirror folds down flat, giving it a practical use as a table too when not required for make-up touch-ups. There are two concealed drawers too, perfect for stashing away beauty secrets. 

The table costs £625 with the matching stool costing an additional £275. 

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Categories / Art and Photography, Books

The Heads of State The Great Gatsby Business Card print

If you invested in one of the Penguin Art Deco-style editions of F. Scott Fitzgerald classics, this The Great Gatsy Business Card print from The Heads of State could be the piece of artwork for you.

The print's link to the book is quite subtle. It's inspired by the huge lists of the great and the good and the notorious who attend Gatsy's parties, and illustrates potential business cards of the guests. There's people who work in films and in theatres and other business: all the cards are executed in beautiful period typography, giving a wonderful imagined snapshot of the era. 

The print is limited to an edition of 350 and costs $90. 

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Categories / Homeware

Deco-style Starburst range at Next

Starburst range

If you're looking to add some retro glamour to your home and don't want to spend a small fortune, you may want to take a look at the Starburst range at Next

The range takes its cue from the Art Deco movement, with lots of mirrored surfaces and sharp lines, and succeeds in creating some unusual pieces, such as the angular side table and the wall-mounted console pictured above. They've even got some starburst mirrors to help top off the look. 

For an idea of prices, the side table costs for £90, while the wall console retails for £250. 

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Art Deco-style Astoria range at John Lewis

Astoria table

More retro-goodness from John Lewis, this time inspired by the 1930s with their Art Deco-style Astoria range

It's a set of furniture – mostly intended for hall and living room use, with the exception of a chest of drawers – with mirrored finishes and chic black detailing that sums up the glamour of that period. Pictured is the half moon console table, typical of the range's elegant looks. Its stylish curves are topped off by the glass-effect knobs used on drawers that open to reveal a black lining. 

Prices start at £99 for a cube side table and go up to £329 for the chest of drawers. The table pictured is £199. 

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Categories / Art and Photography

Abaceda: A Jazz Age Alphabet

Jazz alphabet

Abaceda: A Jazz Age Alphabet is a striking piece of modernist design. Now reproduced by Magma in association with Redstone Press, the alphabet was originally designed in 1926. It uses the combination of Karel Teige's typography combined with the ballet poses of dancer Mllca Mayerova to produce something that's very identifiably of that period. 

Though it's perhaps not the most useful alphabetic aid (J and Q are shown together), perhaps the athletic poses will inspire instead?

The print costs £25.

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