Designer: Paul Hilditch
Art deco, or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920’s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930’s, into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film. Paul Hilditch’s Napier limited edition merges the ‘industrial’ car deco design with architecture and there is no better way to do this than through the eyes of the famous art deco vintage car rally in Napier, where the chequered flag is raised under some of the most stunning art deco buildings in the world. The streamlined vintage cars, painted in classic colourways, require the steady hand of a prestige tubeliner and painter and will appeal far beyond the fortunate inhabitants of Napier in New Zealand, known as the Nice of the Pacific with its own unique Maori motifs on the art deco buildings of the kind which fascinated Paul Hilditch in the superman comics of his youth.