Art deco furniture originated in Paris in the 1920s. The furniture was different from the rigid Victorian era furniture of thick dark oak and walnut wood common in the United States up until then. Art deco was linear in design compared to furniture from the past. The 1920s brought about cultural change in regard to art and lifestyle. Art Deco furniture became popular in the United States during this time. Art Deco furniture introduced sleek, rounded corners, streamlined furniture designs and futuristic styling. Seating often curved slightly inward, suggesting intimacy and sensuousness. Stylized human forms with elongated shapes were iconic decorative art deco influences used in statues, lighting and artworks. Geometric furniture designs often provided design counterpoint to the soft rounded lines of classic Art Deco furniture. Fan designs were often incorporated using layered triangles, and circular designs were common.