Paul Frankl - 'Skyscraper' Bookcases (3)


New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit

This is another of Paul Frankl's Skyscraper style bookcases / display unit, from his golden period in the late 1920's. We've just done the CAD drawing for it, and if you can draw it you can make it. His shop in the heart of New York was surrounded by skyscraper buildings. It didn't take Frankl's active design mind long to figure out combining the building profiles with furniture. The flat surfaces and strong lines must have been as radical as any Mondrian painting at the time.

This cabinet was not his typical 'Skyscraper' look, as it was all the same depth, rather than the various stepped depths he usually used. And it is symetrical. It is altogether a cleaner looking design. However, this simplified design is absolutely striking, both for the large central step at the top but especially for the black framing a very bright red. This really would make a big statement in any interior.

Frankl furniture is generally either a wood finish or lacquered. He preferred several recurring colours. We have shown several colour options below, to give you an idea of what you can do. Some are in Frankl colours/woods, others not - you don't always need to be a slave to the past. This unit is made as a 1 piece, and is tall - consider how you would get this into your house or appartment. Made to order, and shipped anywhere.

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New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit
New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit
New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit
New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit
New Paul Frankl Art Deco 'Skyscraper' style painted lacquered bookcase display unit

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