This is where the Art in Art Deco came from! This is one for the brave hearted, a piece of showstopper Deco furniture. It was inspired by the well known Josephine Baker bas relief at the Folies Bergere, and blown up in scale to more of a Pop Art painting. It is first and foremost intended as a piece of striking art in any interior, but is also a piece of practical furniture as well. You have plenty of storage in the main section. The 2 'floating' side sections really give it a distinct Art Deco look, and are intended for displaying objets d'art - they have glass shelves for a lighter look. The back of these 2 side sections could be fitted with mirrors for even more effect. We've shown quite a few colour schemes you could have below, or we can create it in whatever colours you want.
This cabinet can be used in a variety of ways, from a bookcase to a storage unit, display cabinet, drinks cabinet or home office. The interior can be fitted out as you like, but generally it will just be shelved. The cabinet is straight forward to make, being really just a large canvas for the painting, and it is a practical piece of furniture as well. A joy to look at & use everyday. Usually we prefer more striking ornate handles for Deco wardrobes, but this time we've just shown them with low key wooden knobs, painted to blend in with the design. More ornate handles would detract from the painted design. But we can do any handles you prefer. Made to order. We don't give out sizes until we've agreed a spec. with a client
The source of the Josephine Baker design is the large stone carved Cubist bas relief on the facade of the Folies Bergere in Paris, c.1928. It is still as striking today for the virtuoso design and carving, by it's maker Maurice Pico/Picaud.
The cabinet can be made as a straight forward 2 door cabinet as shown above right. Or the design could have more visual verticality, suggestive of Skyscrapers, with the stepped top section as shown above left. Or, make a real showstopper piece with the side units and top section as shown below.
The cabinet design was extended to a range of bedroom wardrobe designs, one being shown above. These can be found in the bedroom section. They can be made in a range of sizes and finishes. Thie above design shows an added Cubist style cornice, which could be added to any of these cabinets.
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