Walker Zanger Composes New Ellington Collection with Notes of Art Deco

Ellington’s “Empire” design uses simple geometric design to recall the look of a New York skyscraper lobby at the heart of the Jazz Age. Featured here in Ebony and Brass.

Art Deco design first appeared in the early 1920s and roared to popularity during the Jazz Age—a period of economic prosperity that launched lavish hotels, luxurious restaurants and vibrant music clubs in New York and Paris. Drawing inspiration from this cultural era, Walker Zanger’s all-new Ellington collection encapsulates the geometric elegance of Art Deco architecture with cues from the organic curves of Art Nouveau to create a timeless stone tile inlaid with metal.

“Art Deco design employed metalwork in brass and chrome along with marble to create interiors of sophisticated luxury,” said Jared Becker, Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing. “Walker Zanger interpreted these influences for a contemporary audience, allowing marble and limestone inlaid with metallics to take center stage.”

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While the design “Swing” is an obvious reference to rhythmic movement, “Empire” is directly connected to New York’s moniker as The Empire State and uses dimensional brass inlays to recall the look of a New York skyscraper lobby at the heart of the Jazz Age.

Other patterns identify with signature hotels and destinations of the time where the likes of Duke Ellington entertained. For example, the hexagonal “Savoy” is not only named after the famed Harlem nightspot (the Savoy Ballroom in New York City), but also a reference to the jazz standard “Stompin’ At The Savoy.” The “Carlyle” pattern celebrates the…

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