|A Retro Art Deco lounger|
Art Deco has represented luxury, glamour & exuberance. Rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. I remember being taught the influences back in college. Thoroughly bored in class the teacher woke me up instantly with a slideshow of pieces from those eras. The visuals were amazing. A connection was made. I was overjoyed to see the work Mahendra Doshi Restorateurs. A pioneer in restoring antique furniture.
His new show called the Return to Innocence has them showcasing curated pieces of art deco & colonial furniture. It outlines the transition from Colonial to Art Deco. They will be having an exhibition at the Prince of Wales Musuem, Coomaraswamy Hall, Mumbai from February 23-27, 2013. We’ve got Chiki Doshi to thank for giving us a sneak peak into the stunning collection going up on showcase. Amongst a gentleman’s chest of drawers in iron with brass work, a revolving bookcase and an imposing teakwood three-door cabinet with brass handle. These are the pieces we recommend you should look out for!
A retro Art Deco lounger (above), upholstered in funky deep red leather with a generous back and brass edges along the arms, is perfect to sink into after a long day.
|Gentleman’s Chest of Drawers|
An elegant 1940s gentleman’s chest of drawers in iron with brass work is proof that vanity was not the preserve of women, especially during the Art Deco phase.
A teakwood British colonial bookcase sourced from an old British library, and supported by intriguing pillars on either side, stands out in its lime wash finish.
|Art Deco Sofa|
A sofa, with brazen arm-rests in cedarwood and teakwood, proudly displays its Art Deco lineage. Chairs, with similarly-designed arms, complete the set.
Mahendra Doshi Restorateurs
201 Walkeshwar Road,
Near Teen Batti,
Mumbai 400 006
+91 22 2363 0526
+91 22 2368 6069
*Photos courtesy Mahendra Doshi Restorateurs