INTERIOR DESIGN

SPECIFICATION FOR A BOUTIQUE SOFA

2016 saw the manifestation of a custom made sofa taken from the initial drawing concept to 60 days in the making at a custom sofa and upholstery workshop. A very East-West style not ordinarily found in most furniture showrooms. The design drew inspiration from Nicholas Purcell and the commission went into production at Fabulous Furnishing’s workshop after deciding on the ideal measurements, wood finish and selecting a durable custom fabric.  Several progress visits later here is the final piece viewed from concept drawing to finished product.  Specifying custom is definitely worth waiting for! 

COPPER BROWN AND AQUA BLUE AT THE VANCOUVER HOME AND DESIGN SHOW 2015!

The Annual Home and Design Show in Vancouver’s Convention Center was where all the excitement was in town from Oct 22nd - 25th.  It was an opportunity to play with cinnamon copper, aqua blue and white with a touch of Mid-Century to stage my client’s booth - Safe Pacific Inc. A 10 x 10 foot space, it heralded the warmth and cozy feel of a small space amongst its big neighbours at the show!  A great weekend always, allowing you to engage with the Vancouver Design Community in one place!  

THE LARSEN COLLECTION BY VERZELLONI BRINGS A FRESH APPEAL TO SECTIONALS

Sleek and refined, The Larsen sectional collection designed by Verzelloni Italy comes with a fresh perspective of having a corner ottoman connect the 2 pieces.  Offers a more open feel to the space considering the corner in most sectionals is a waste of seating capacity. Experience the design at Spencer Interiors in Vancouver.  Photo credit Verzelloni.it 

A PLAY OF SYMMETRY AND ASSYMETRY - Lobby floor design in marble

An Art Deco design for a lobby floor of the commercial building (Manekji Wadia Building) in Mumbai.  A playful balance of symmetry and asymmetry containing linear and circular segments for the design composition.  An illustration 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”.  

ART DECO AND THE GLORIOUS AGE OF GLASS DESIGN

This magnificent Art Deco cinema, The Paramount Theatre completed in 1931 is still intact and has been restored to its original glory with gratitude to The Oakland East Bay Symphony for this restoration effort.  Owned by The City of Oakland it has been designated a historic landmark since 1977.  You can still see Classic movie screenings in grand regalia for just $ 5.00 (as of Jan 2015) in addition to Symphonies and Jazz Concerts.  Former President Bill Clinton was also here for a speaking engagement in Feb 2015 !  If you are visiting San Francisco, a trip to this theatre in Oakland is a must. Visit their website for current shows before you go.  A big thank you to Michael Kinerk ( Chairman Emeritus of The Miami Design Preservation League ) for inviting me to celebrate his birthday here and introducing me to the interior design of this architectural masterpiece ! 

 

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.