Omega Workshops - Giraffe Wardrobes


new Omega Workshops wood 2 door bedroom wardrobes with marquetry veneered  Giraffes door designs

This striking wardrobe was inspired by an early Omega Workshops cupboard, to create a stunning piece of artwork. Imagine using this every day for your clothes! The giraffe design door panels were based on the cupboard doors designed by Roger Fry c 1915-16 with marquetry by Joseph Kallenborn. The giraffe designs are treated in a totally Cubist style, pre-dating Art Deco by a decade. The wardrobe designs are not as tall as standard wardrobes, to keep the giraffe door proportions.

Working with marquetry veneer requires great crafat skill, especially working with such large panels. And it is expensive getting large sheets of veneer at this size. But the visual effect is really worth it. The robes can be either freestanding or built-in. Each robe is supplied with 1 shelf and 1 hanging rail as standard, but you could have one all shelves, or we fit it out as you prefer. We only give dimensions out once we've agreed a specification & quote with a client. Made to order.

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new Omega Workshops wood 4 door bedroom wardrobes with marquetry veneered  Giraffes door designs
new Omega Workshops wood 4 door stepped bedroom wardrobes with marquetry veneered  Giraffes door designs

Above we've shown a couple of 4 door versions of the wardrobes. The 2 outer doors have plain veneered panels, to keep the visual emphasis on the giraffe doors. But we could also make these more Cubist in style, to match the giraffes background veneers. The lower robe has the 2 outer cupboards stepped down, to emphasis their Deco styling - which would allow you to display ceramics or picture frames on. Access to bedrooms is always a big consideration when it comes to supplying wardrobes.

new Omega Workshops wood 2 door bedroom wardrobes with marquetry veneered  Giraffes door designs

Above is a version of the 2 door wardrobes but with deep cerise door frames. Roger Fry originally designed the cupboard with this colour door frames; but with the same giraffe shapes but in different tones. It shows how you can play around with these ideas.

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