Travel Diary - Art Deco in Napier, New Zealand.

December 22, 2014

Travel Diary - Art Deco in Napier, New Zealand.

Napier is located in Hawke's Bay on the North Island in New Zealand. In 1931, most of Napier was razed to the ground during the Hawke's Bay earthquake. Rebuilt in the Art Deco tradition it now has a very high concentration of architecture from the 1930's: Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical.

The Art Deco Movement originated in Europe, in the early 20th century. It's name derived from great Exposition de Arts Moderness Decoratifs et Industriels held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco is unique in it's combination of modern industrial styles with fine craftsmanship and luxurious materials. 

It is a period that I most identify with and the same is reflected in the proportions of our Code Deco bottle.

 

 

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