Welcome to the wonderful world

of inter-war Streamline Moderne.

A branch of Art Deco

(a reaction to it, some argue),

Streamline Moderne grew from

industrial styling practices of the 1930s.

It can be recognised by its smoothed surfaces

(with few sharp edges), curves, bullet shapes, fins and fluting.

Everything that Streamline Moderne touched

looked as though it was designed to go at about a million miles an hour.

The designers who first employed Streamline Moderne styling

were stripping away some of the more decorative elements of Art Deco

in favour of something based on the latest scientific ideas

about speed and motion, and streamlining;

looking to form rather than decoration.