There is a detailed list of ingredients that are used in modern art deco furniture and if one were to name them, the list would be somewhat close to endless. However, the primary materials used for the purpose can be jotted down. There is wood which evidently tops the list effortlessly.
With the addition of imported wood, finer kinds have been put to use such as ebony and teak. Marble comes at a close second in the list and despite many people finding it an odd listing, it has added considerably to the evolution of the art form.
Metal is often used in furniture as well. What with the new advancements in steel making, the entire idea surrounding metal furniture has altered from being crude and unshapely, to a finer and more sophisticated manner of art expression.
Plastic introduced cheap and beautiful designs. Easily molded and shaped to achieve designs, it was also fairly cheaper to acquire than the rest of the items.
Many of you will be surprised with how lacquer aided in the progression of modern art deco furniture.
As you know not everyone was wealthy enough to afford the quality furniture designed for this purpose. Those who were forced to opt for cheaper means selected lacquer finished furniture as it gave off the same gloss, shine and top class appearance ass the finer quality materials did.
The final noteworthy item on the list is not one that many are acquainted with entirely. Animal skins were and still are considered a rare addition to furniture. And to be fair, they alone could cause any furniture item’s price to sky rocket.