New Zealand Facts: It’s an Art Deco Delight!
Did you know that New Zealand’s North Island’s Napier is known as the “Art Deco City” and maintains that title because of the local Art Deco Trust? The buildings in Napier underwent massive reconstruction after an earthquake in 1931, which almost levelled the city. Art Deco was in fashion at the time and it greatly influenced the rebuilding. Now Napier and South Beach in Miami, Florida are considered the two best preserved Art Deco towns in the world.