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Art Deco is an innovative and revolutionary architectural movement that witnessed its heydays in the interwar period between WWI and WWII). It is a modern style mostly distinguished with symmetry and the use of rectilinear lines rather than the curvilinear. 
Robert Mallet-Stevens, is one of France’s best interwar architectural figures. Though he requested to burn his archives and records after his death, the street bearing his name in the 16th arrondissement in Paris stands as a witness for his works and is considered one of the most important French representatives of the Modern Movement in the interwar period.
Mallet-Stevens street is set of six buildings (5 mansions and a caretaker's house) is designed as a piece of completely homogeneous city of unparalleled urban quality. 
The architect has played with white and smooth cubes to unify the look of the facades, playing with unhooked, the stands, towers, openings, awnings as if the street was becoming a huge sculpture.
The finishes are very advanced and studied in every detail with stained glass cylinder, gates and doors of Jean Prouvé. The interiors are designed by the biggest names of the era, Guévrékian, Charreau or Mallet-Stevens himself.
His volumes are heavy but his lines are plain; he uses colour and decoration sparingly. His compositions are strong and singular and details are subtle -easily overlooked but, when examined, beautiful.
The finishes are very advanced and studied in every detail with stained glass cylinder, gates and doors of Jean Prouvé. The interiors are designed by the biggest names of the era, Guévrékian, Charreau or Mallet-Stevens himself.
If you are a fan of early modern architecture you shouldn't miss Mallet-Stevens masterpiece which is not so far from another architectural emblem, Le Corbusier.