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How Antique Wallpaper was Made

Uploaded 21 August 2016 at 08:59

Oscar winning documentary on Dutch glassblowing from 1958

Uploaded 18 April 2016 at 08:56
With all that Jazzy music fitting for the period this simple documentary focuses on the fascinating skill in glassblowing.

1920`s - What The Future Will Look Like

Uploaded 10 February 2016 at 20:14
Follow the predictions from the 1930`s mobile phones, streamlining and day to evening wear.

Maison Jansen Furniture History

Uploaded 13 November 2015 at 09:51
Maison Jansen was a Paris based interior decoration office founded in 1880 and continued until 1989. There were Maison Jansen stores across the world including London, Buenos Aires & Havana.

Dorsey Reading – Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet

Uploaded 19 June 2015 at 08:23
Excerpt from an interview with master craftsman Dorsey Reading: lead fabricator and shop manager for Artist Paul Evans 1952 - 1982.

Hans Wegner Biography

Uploaded 19 May 2015 at 19:38
Imagine designing an average of 5 chairs a year and most of them turn out to be masterpieces?

Milo Baughman (1923-2003)

Uploaded 05 May 2015 at 15:01
Here is a promotional film by American furniture maker Thayer Coggin.  Baughman worked with Thayer Coggin Inc. from 1953 until his death in 2003.

Bjorn Wiinblad (1918-2006)

Uploaded 03 April 2015 at 18:49
This Poul Cadovius table was painted by the artist Suzan Mygge who was a student of the famous Danish artist Bjorn Wiinblad. This video features Wiinblad;s unique whimsical swirling calligraphic style brush work.

Venini Lighting History

Uploaded 20 January 2015 at 22:02
Venini Lighting was founded by  Paolo Venini, a Milanese lawyer & Giacomo Cappellin, a Venetian antique dealer, in 1921. Over the past century the company has worked with important glass designers like Carlo Scarpa & Tadao Ando.

IRWIN Group & New Slovenian Art (NSA) Movement

Uploaded 19 January 2015 at 19:30
This collection of IRWIN prints led us to this video excerpt from the 1995 documentary about the NSA. 

1950`s Furniture Production

Uploaded 21 November 2014 at 17:15
Check out 1950`s video promoting new industrialised methods for making sofas such as automation & assembly line production. Methods like these led to increased production and reduced costs.

Barovier & Toso Lighting History

Uploaded 31 July 2014 at 14:58
Roomscape`s new find this month, a 1950`s Barovier Murano glass chandelier, led us to this video about the maker. The Barovier family from Murano have been world leaders in glass production since the middle ages. The company is ranked the 5th oldest Family Business in the world.

Stilnovo

Uploaded 26 June 2014 at 18:09
Maximum Anselmi, CEO of Stilnovo  announces the relaunch of Stilnovo the Italian Lighting company founded in 1946 by Bruno Gatta. While Stilnovo presents with a new look, products will continue to be ‘Made in Italy’ and there will be the re-release of a few iconic pieces. 

Florian Schulz Onos 55 pendant

Uploaded 20 April 2014 at 09:05
Our recent addition a Florian Schulz Onos 55 pendant light in solid polish brass led us to this video of the company. Still in existence in Stuttgart Germany.

Orrefors Lighting

Uploaded 05 April 2014 at 09:26
Roomscape`s new find this month, a pair of 1970`s Orrefors wall lights, led us to this video about Karl Lagerfeld`s collaboration with Orrefors of Sweden.

Mazzega Lighting

Uploaded 27 February 2014 at 20:37
AV Mazzega was founded in 1946 by Antonio Vittario in Murano. In this video his grandson, Andrea Mazzega, introduces the company`s contemporary lighting. 

Maison Charles Table Lamp

Uploaded 07 February 2014 at 21:53
Maison Charles, was founded in 1908 by Ernest Charles and still in operation today  primarily focusing on lighting. This video demonstrates some of the skilled techniques which go into their sculptural pieces.

Malcolm Morley Artist

Uploaded 13 January 2014 at 12:17
Although an American citizen, Malcolm Morley was born in London in 1931 and therefore British enough to win the first Turner Prize in 1984. Morley`s work is a colourful combination of autobiography & myth. 

De Stijl Movement Furniture & Lighting

Uploaded 02 December 2013 at 16:12
In the Dutch De Stijl movement primary colours were used to emphasis positive & negative, such as light & dark, to represent reality. 

Vintage Christmas Costume Jewelry (Jewellery)

Uploaded 21 November 2013 at 18:31
As early as Victorian times, people have worn decorative jewelry (jewellery) to show their excitement for Christmas. Since the 1940s, the tree pin (featured in this video) has been the most popular form of vintage Christmas costume jewelry (jewellery).

Ado Chale coffee table

Uploaded 03 November 2013 at 19:06
This video features a vintage Ado Chale coffee table in this French Ebay advertisement. Belgian Ado Chale combines his love for mineralogy in his metal work furniture to great sculptural effect. At Roomscape we have a coffee table attributed to Ado Chale.

Decorex 2013 Interior Design Event in London

Uploaded 27 September 2013 at 16:59
This video presents a range of the top presenters at this year`s exquisite London interior design event, Decorex. Find out here some of the key interior trends for the upcoming season.

Owner of Studio 54, Steve Rubell

Uploaded 03 September 2013 at 18:13
This video features Steve Rubell`s personal collection of memorabilia from Studio 54 along with art and modern design from the period such as pieces from Paul Evans, Milo Baughman, Angelo Mangiarotti, Angelo Brotto, and Gae Aulenti.

Kenneth Jay Lane Jewellery

Uploaded 10 August 2013 at 09:29
King of Costume Jewellery, interviewed in his New York Mansion.

If you didn`t know real you couldn`t make fake.

John Chamberlain (1927-2011)

Uploaded 29 June 2013 at 20:57

In 1957  artist John Chamberlain re-used old cars into sculptures. His creations brought colour & collage to sculpture. In this series of 3 videos curator Susan Davidson introduces the 2012 Chamberlain retrospective at the Guggenheim.            

1930s Jewellery Displayed in a Car

Uploaded 09 June 2013 at 20:37

Custom jewellery turns to the wheels. Latest 1930`s costume jewellery creations displayed in the interior of the motor car, another modern creation of the time.

Rebajes vintage jewellery - wearable art

Uploaded 31 May 2013 at 20:21
Rebajes was the founder of the Wearable Art Movement in Manhattan. Inspired by Picasso & Dali, Rebajes created some of the most beautiful designs the world has ever known.  These vintage pieces are in high demand at auction houses.

The Roentgens` Berlin Secretary Cabinet

Uploaded 31 May 2013 at 19:50
This cabinet desk is the most important product from Abraham (1711--1793) and David Roentgen`s (1743--1807) workshop. Owned by King Frederick William II, the Berlin cabinet is uniquely remarkable for its ornate decoration, mechanical complexity, and sheer size. This cabinet is from Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Musee

Maitland Smith Furniture & Coffee Tables

Uploaded 26 May 2013 at 08:31
For 30 years Maitland-Smith, based in High Point, North Carolina, has been creating exquisite lighting & furniture. The company is an industry leader well known for its world-class quality & innovative design. Areas of expertise include metal casting, porcelains, stonework, detailed hand painting, inlaid marquetry & hand carved woodwork.

A Visual Study of Brutalism

Uploaded 22 April 2013 at 17:41
The feeling that being at one of these buildings evokes is a wonder for the ingenuity and ability that humans have to create structures that humble us. They have a prevailing calm about them that no other architecture style can capture. 

David Bowie is

Uploaded 03 April 2013 at 20:43
23 March – 11 August 2013. The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. 

Video: Roy Lichtenstein at the Tate

Uploaded 05 March 2013 at 08:02
The Lichtenstein exhibition runs from  21 February - 27 May 2013. In this video Sheena Wagstaff, co-curator, talks about this retrospective exhibition. At Roomscape we have for sale a series of post-modern artists. 

Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Collection at Christies Auction

Uploaded 04 March 2013 at 08:02
She owned Henry VIII daughter Mary`s pearl, the man who built the Taj Mahal wife`s diamond, Wallis Simpson`s crown of Wales broach, the Krup Diamond, the Taylor-Burton Diamond, once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte which is the most expensive and historical piece of jewelry in the world.

Tips Before Buying a Chandelier

Uploaded 10 February 2013 at 18:46
Matthew Upham from Upham Antiques on the King`s Road, London offers expert advice to help you buy your chandelier!
This video covers chandelier height, dimensions, wiring and suspending.

Kalmar Oyster Chandeliers @ QNCC Doha, Qatar

Uploaded 17 January 2013 at 19:29
Kalmar Lighting Austria has shifted focus from the home to large scale projects like this work for a business center in Qatar. The original intention had been for Oysters to be lowered before an event. But as they look so spectacular in motion they have now become part of the show.

Vintage Costume Jewellery 1930`s - 1960`s

Uploaded 14 January 2013 at 18:00
Take a visual journey through key pieces from the 1930`s through the 1960`s. This was a period of explosion in terms of costume jewellery design and production. Fashion and the informal modern life along with increased spending power all played a role in this trend.

Luciano Vistosi: Glass making & Glass Disc Chandelier

Uploaded 04 December 2012 at 21:07
The Venetian company Vistosi is one of the world leaders for glass making.  This video shows a range of Vistosi creations. In the 1950`s Luciano Vistosi took the family business to unparrallelled heights.

Willy Rizzo Interview at Home

Uploaded 04 December 2012 at 09:34
Here is Willy Rizzo giving an interview from his living room. Mr Rizzo points out that his designs go well with his Louis XIV & oriental pieces.

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 exhibition

Uploaded 04 December 2012 at 09:30
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 exhibition at the Victoria & Albert in London January 2012. Postmodernism liberated many, freeing them from the grip of modernism, making it relevant for today.

Karl Springer

Uploaded 04 December 2012 at 09:26
By the 80`s there were Karl Springer Showrooms in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and Chicago. Collectors include The Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Frank Sinatra, Jacqueline Onassis, Joni Mitchell and Luther Vandross.

Charles & Ray Eames First Television Interview

Uploaded 04 December 2012 at 09:23
Arlene Francis, host of NBC`s "Home" show, introduced husband and wife team Charles & Ray Eames to television audiences in 1956, along with their iconic design Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

Charles & Ray Eames Compact Sofa Bed

Uploaded 30 November 2012 at 06:39
This video demonstrates the Charles & Ray Eames clever compact sofabed produced for Herman Milller.

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)

Uploaded 27 November 2012 at 22:07
The French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon carved this Diana which caused a stir.  Louise Brongniart (1772 - 1845) was five when sculptor Houdon carved her portrait featured in this table lamp.

1950`s electric lights promo - Ronald & Nancy Reagan

Uploaded 27 November 2012 at 07:31
The 1950`s saw many new innovations in home lighting.  In this original advert, Ronald & Nancy Reagan introduce some of these new ideas. This month at Roomscape we have vintage lighting from German, Austian & Italian designers such as Emil Stejnar, Gaetano Sciolari, Fischer, Putzler & Kalmar.

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