Art Deco - Decorative vanity unit

New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco finished bathroom with 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design

How gorgeous and opulent does this finished bathroom look? The owners bravely went for a dark colour scheme for the small family bathroom, and the dramatic result paid off handsomely. This simple shaped vanity unit relies on it's Abstract Art Deco styling for interest and decoration. It is almost Pop Art in it's styling. The doors design can be done in a range of finishes, and can be flat or raised for more interest. The vanity was designed for quite a tight and awkward wall recess, with a niche in the right hand corner. The vanity was designed to be built in for a nice clean look. We added glass shelves in the RH wall nighe, for storage and display uses. The basin isn't authentic Deco in style, but matches the freestanding bath. Wall mounted taps, mirror and 2 wall lights complete the look.

The unit can be finished in a wood or painted lacquer finish. The cabinet is quite straight forward to produce. The interior is usually fitted with 1 shelf, but could be fitted out differently if you prefer. Although shown as a 2 door cabinet, it could also be a 3 or 4 door vanity unit, with a 2nd basin. It can be fitted with a range of handles or be on touch opening for a handleless look. You can play around with the design of such pieces endlessly, from proportions to plinth colour to worktop. You can even change the worktop, to stone, granite, Corian, wood, glass, etc. Or add an upstand on the worktop. As made to order we don't give out sizes or prices until we've agreed a spec with a customer.

New Art Deco finished bathroom with 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco finished bathroom with 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design
New Art Deco finished bathroom with 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco finished bathroom with 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design

New Art Deco 2 door painted bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design

Although this vanity was designed for a specific space and to be built-in, it can just as easily be supplied as a stand alone vanity, as shown above. The height of the vanity can be adapted to the type of basin you prefer, from a undermounted to a sit-on basin. Taps can be wall or worktop mounted.

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Existing bathroom;
New Art Deco bathroom floor plan Elevation drawing of location of new vanity unit
Existing bathroom alcove where the new vanity unit will fit The original Art Deco stained glass bathroom window sits above the bath

From the photo above you can see the existing bathroom is a typical plumbers/builders installation. It is poorly designed, a hodge podge. The existing stained glass window is the only real original feature in the room, and it was this pattern that was the design idea for the vanity unit decorative doors. The client supplied a basic plan and elevation drawing of what they wanted.


Main elements of the new bathroom;
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco bathroom wall mounted taps and spout in antique copper finish
New Art Deco bathroom bateau bath freestanding in antique copper New Art Deco bathroom matching bateau vanity basin in antique copper

The above photos show the main elements of the new bathroom. The vanity. The antique copper wall taps & spout. The freestanding showpiece Bateau bath, which will have an exterior charcoal painted finish and antique copper interior. And the matching Bateau basin sits on the vanity.


Some views of the new bathroom;
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design
Bird's eye view of New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco 2 door bathroom freestanding vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design

Colour variations;
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design

We shown some other colour options above you could use for these vanity units. Within reason they could be finished any way you like as they're made to order. You can go for typical muted Deco colours to gloss lacquers or brighter Miami style palette. And the finish can range from matt to satin, gloss or hand polished gloss.


Work in progress photos of the new vanity unit;
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit with Art Deco Abstract doors design Laying out the door patterns for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit
The doors have the pattern carefully drawn on them for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit The antiqued copper backing plate and circular handles for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit
The doors have the pattern carefully drawn on them for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit The antiqued copper backing plate and circular handles for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit
The doors have the pattern carefully drawn on them for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit The antiqued copper backing plate and circular handles for the new Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit

Top right photo shows the completed carcase in a strong anthracite colour. Black cabinet hinges look much more discreet with the carcase & doors colours than silver ones. Top right photo; precision is everything with a door's design like this, as 1 piece mis-aligned will jar the eye everytime you look at it. So a full size CAD drawing is applied to the doors and used to carefully mark the position of every single piece. bottom right; We produced a new copper circle backing plate and antiqued this to better match the customer supplied 90 year old circular handles. The lower photos show the build up of colours from plain dark blue, to adding the copper disks, which both look good in their own right, to the finished design of the doors shown on the cabinet. We'll add photos when this has been installed in the customer's bathroom.


The finished vanity unit;
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit finished
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit finished New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit finished
New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit finished New Art Deco 2 door bathroom vanity unit finished

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