A peek into the past

A peek into the past

Settle down on one of the chairs – a genuine feat of Art Deco design or a typical bit of 1950s functionalism. A. Don’t know which to choose? Look around. Imagine you’re visiting neighbours in the nineteenth or twentieth century. And listen to what they tell you about the Empire period, the ‘Age of Ugliness’, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, De Stijl, or the 1950s and ’60s.