Art Deco

TOIL BEHIND THE GLAMOUR ! Frieze show men at work - Eros Cinema

This magnificent frieze for the auditorium wall can be seen at Eros Cinema in Mumbai if you are watching a movie in the mezzanine floor !  A Grand design to compliment the grandeur of hollywood musicals that were seen in this cinema, including My Fair Lady which screened here continuously for almost a year in the 1960s. The sculptural work depicts the toils of stage set design behind the grand cinematic experience.  Illustrated from my book  Bombay Art Deco Architecture.  

ALCOVE LIGHTING DESIGN - A Streamlined Silhouette

Sculpted into the middle of the ceiling and adjoining wall, this fluid alcove lighting concept was employed for Mumbai’s Art Deco Cinema - New Empire, designed in the 1940s. A Deco detail that introduces an innovative expression to lighting design - when alcove lighting is more commonly designed at the corners of a ceiling rather than sculpted in the middle, as seen in this design illustration. Image shared from my book, “Bombay Art Deco Architecture”.  

STEAMSHIP AGE DOOR DESIGN ! New Empire Cinema in Art Deco Mumbai

This entrance door for New Empire Cinema in Mumbai, inspired by steamship age design uses a porthole design carved out in a solid teak wood door and sculpted stainless steel panels to emphasise a wavelike theme for the door.