Friday, May 28, 2010

more on the KDF show

One of the items that I displayed that generated a lot of comment (and a sale -YES!) was a screen that could serve to separate areas in a room. The inspiration came from a lacquered screen by Eileen Gray from the deco period. As best I can tell, Eileen Gray is not too well known in North America, but she was influential in the French Deco scene.
Please note that the picture on the Victoria and Albert museum site is shown sideways! The rods run top to bottom, not side to side. I've notified the museum so this may change. I thought that my version provided a bit more flexibility in miniature scenes. It doesn't photograph all that well because it's not shown in any context. It's about 6 inches (15 cm) tall and each of the panels rotates separately. The back of each panel is plain, so you can get a wide variety of effects by rotating elements


  1. This is fabulous!! Beautifully conceived and executed - love it!!
    Screens are so useful for miniature settings - they separate areas without the need for walls - and with this one you would get lovely glimpses of what's beyond.
    I'm really enjoying seeing what you make!!

  2. It's fab! I love Eileens work, got one of her tables a couple of years ago :)

  3. This is a beautiful piece thank you for showing it. I am so disappointed I missed your stand at KDF

  4. This reminds me of a box of wooden blocks that my grandfather made. He collected samples from trees that had fallen on his property. Then he cut little blocks of each kind of wood. He marked each one to identify the kind of tree it was from. I don't know what happened to this set but I sure wish I had it now. It was really beautiful.


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