The inspiration for this striking bookcase was fro a cabinet designed by Roger Fry originally for a cupboard, c. 1913. The cupboard was one of several pieces of marquetry veneer work they produced, the Giraffe is an early example of Cubism and makes a striking design. Large pieces of veneer work requires a high level of craft skill to execute well and requires larger sheets of veneers, hence is not cheap. The stiking Cubist design for a giraffe was one of the more sucessful for the Omega. The Cubist design lent itself to an Art Deco shape, hence the stepped top profile. We also liked keeping the bookcase less high, as this gives some great shelf display space, as shown. Like all of this work this is art furniture put to practical everyday use.
The bookcase can be made several ways from the number of bays wide or even L shape for a corner, and can be open shelved or include some doors. We've shown several design options you could have, to give you some idea of what can be done, such as a 2 door cupboard to a dining table. As the bookcase is made to order we can change the size and proportion to whatever you want, within reason, and change the wood used as well, or even have magenta coloured door frames as Fry's original sketch for the piece. We could even design new door panel designs if you want. We don't discuss sizes or price until we have agreed the specification with the client.
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