The Art Deco Museum was born from museum owner Brian Mueller's life long fascination of the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Streamline Moderne movements from 1918 to about 1948. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States researching and collecting interesting pieces that reflect that eclectic design style that flourished internationally throughout the 1930's and into the World War II era.
The museum features Art Deco era sculptures, furniture, artwork, signage and neon, as well as a number of trucks and other vehicles from the Art Deco and Streamline age. The classic Art Deco style was applied to appliances such as electric clocks, radios and other common household items, some of which are also on display in the museum.
Brian's interest in classic cars and trucks coupled with his love of all things Art Deco is evident in his collection of Streamline GM Art Deco Trucks and other vehicles. Art Deco vehicles are characterized by use of materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, lacquer, Bakelite (the new "plastic" of the age) and Chrome.
Streamlining influenced American and European automobile design, transforming them into sleek vehicles with sweeping lines that suggested speed and efficiency. Several examples of these beautiful automobiles are on display in the museum.
The museum is closed to the public but is available for private showing. Please call 949 492-8702 to make an appointment Step back in time and enjoy a taste of this truly unique era in design history.