So I built this bench for our apartments hallway. We needed a place to put on our shoes and I had a little bit of time. The material is oak and I just finished it with a hand plane. It fits in really well and finally putting on shoes isn’t a hassle anymore ;)
Made to go with the dinning table and benches I’ve been working on. This strip will be attached to the ceiling above the table. Wiring and junctions will be contained in the groove so as to be hidden when it’s up. Lighting will then be hung from it.
Good wood - Jaroslav Juřica has created a colorful collection that aims to bring a fresh approach to seating. The ‘Candy Collection’, for JELÍNEK Collection, is designed around the ergonomics of sitting, featuring curvy, round shapes and solid oak frames to offer a comfortable experience. Love the pop of colour too, would juxtapose nicely with concrete and brick…
Theatre architecture in the 20s, other disciplines, embraced the
clean and streamlined design that was Art Deco. This was a sea change from the
palatial opulence of much of the early 20th century design that treated every
surface as something to decorate.
The following are excerpts from introduction to the 1989 THS
annual “Glamour, Glitz and Sparkle: The Deco Theatres of John Eberson” by
Richard Guy Wilson - Architecture Historian - University of Virginia.
“The term Art Deco has come to mean the attempt in the period
between the two world wars to forge a new visual aesthetic, not only in
architecture, but in the other design arts as well.”
“In the decades of the 20s and 30s, Americans were bombarded
with the belief that a new age had come into being, a modern age controlled by
machine and modern technology.”
“The full experience for many Americans came inside the new
movie theatre…There one could really not just see, but feel the full kinetic
impact, the physical and sensual three dimensions of modern design.”
Photos of the Oswego Theatre in Oswego, NY
Lake Theatre in Oak Park, IL
Beverly theatre in Chicago, IL
Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL
Penn Theatre in Washington D.C.
The last two are of the
Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA