1920: Art Deco - Steen & Strøm 1797

1920: Art Deco

Inspired by Steen & Strøm’s new Art Deco building

In 1929, Steen & Strøm burns to the ground, and a new symbol emerges from the ashes. Designed by architect Ole Sverre, the department store becomes one of the country’s most significant examples of the Art Deco movement. The new building incorporates two new turrets on each corner of Prinsensgate, now a cornerstone of our new logo. During the Art Deco period, the bold use of zigzag stepped shapes and resilient curves becomes well-known, marking a move from the sinusoidal curves of the Art Nouveau period. The window exhibition draws its inspiration from art deco furniture with a modern touch.

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