A discussion about ‘Art Deco’, a term which caught on in the 1960s and it was derived from the “exposition des arts décoratifs et industriels” in Paris in 1925. Art Deco was seen as a form of confusion, an amalgam of extremes fused without a clear line into a fashionable style: from bourgeois rococo to militant modernism, from decorative cubism to colonialism, from neo-classicism to enthusiasm for the modern, floating on a tension between functionalism, utopia and the frivolity of consumption. What is the difference between ‘Art deco’, ‘modernism’ and ‘modernistic’? Might this be considered a “neo” style? What is the contemporary element of Art Deco? Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Container’. Panel discussion with Lieven De Cauter, Bart Verschaffel, Marc Lambrechts and Norbert Poulain.