Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stunning Back Alley Deco Detailing - Launceston

Every now and again I am struck where Modernist design can be found. Such was the case with this wonderful chrome door detailing in Launceston.
The main building was built in the Victorian period, built around the 1930/40s the side entry door down a small alleyway was added and has many Art Deco features including a motif that wouldn't like out of place on a period car and door lock that are all still in tact. It always makes me smile when I find such hidden gems.


  1. Love it. When I saw the door detailing, I immediately felt a similarity to a chrome scent bottle at:

    Totally different material, different object, different country but same date and same Deco inspiration.

  2. Those are GREAT doors, thanks for sharing.


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