ICADS Launches Art Deco International

Press Release

1 April 2021

Art Deco International Introduces “World Art Deco Day”

Art Deco International is the operating name of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS), a global consortium of more than thirty organizations focused on Art Deco architecture and design. Founded in 1991, Art Deco International members societies are drawn from Europe, North and South America, Australasia, and the Asia Pacific region. Art Deco design was popular all around the world in the first half of the 20th century and continues to have a strong influence on everything from fashion to furniture, including industrial design, architecture, film and advertising.

April 2021 has been declared as “World Art Deco Month”. Art Deco International will host a diverse menu of online events and, where practical, in-person events – all designed to showcase the many aspects of the Art Deco style that includes architecture, design and entertainment.

Art Deco International has designated April 28as “World Art Deco Day”. This day was chosen because that was the date in 1925 when the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts – the event that inspired the term “Art Deco,” opened its doors to the public in Paris.

The goal of “World Art Deco Day” is to raise the visibility of the many societies that are members of ICADS by bringing attention to educational, preservation and social activities being regularly carried out.

“We are thrilled to launch the first annual World Art Deco Month and World Art Deco Day,” said Art Deco International president Joe Loundy of the Chicago Art Deco Society.  “We are confident that in coming years this celebration will feature even more online and ‘live’ presentations, including the World Congresses on Art Deco in 2023 and 2025, in Miami Beach and Paris, respectively.”

The ICADS website and social media platforms have been updated in conjunction with the rollout of Art Deco International and “World Art Deco Day” and a highlight of the relaunched website is a comprehensive calendar of upcoming events. See www.icads.info. A consolidated listing all the programs being offered as part of the month-long celebration of World Art Deco Day will make the ICADS website a one-stop-shop for Art Deco enthusiasts and newcomers alike.  The calendar will continue to be updated with listings of all of the societies’ future events as they are scheduled.

Contact: Joe Loundy

Telephone: +1 312 280 9097

Email: jloundy@gmail.com

WhatsApp: 1 312 787 2333