Saturday, September 12, 2009

One Couch Three Ways! Art Deco!

I thoroughly enjoy doing custom work and collaborating with other miniaturists. You find yourself working on projects that you would not have thought.

It can be a bit challenging and frustrating at times, getting things from your mind's eye, to the actual item. After the challenge/frustration part, there is such a feeling of accomplishment and pride. Like you won over it.

Recently, I collaborated with Richard from minibydesign on etsy. He makes a lot of modern furniture, like this boomerang table. Now, he's dipping into the world of Art Deco.

The interest in Art Deco for dollhouses has been steadily increasing. It should! The designs from that age are so fabulous and luxurious.

Which brings me to this couch that Richard made. It's a replica of a Paul Frankl Streamline Sofa.

So, I collaborated with him on this lovely piece, I made him the cushions and upholstery for it.
In a gorgeous red/black fabric, depending on how the light hits it.
This luxurious silvery gray fabric.

And, this silky cream fabric.
Richard tells me that he's going to be listing this couch shortly, so, I'd keep an eye on his shop if you are interested in it. Be sure to see all of his other furniture while your there as well. He's even got a piece of dollhouse steam punk, but, I'm not going to link it, you have to go find it. :)


  1. Ooh it looks absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Really beautiful :)


  2. Oh, thank you so much Stephanie. Richard did a really great job capturing that couch. :)

  3. Preciosos, me encantan. Felicidades

  4. Muchas gracias, Dora. :)

    Thank goodness for google translater. :)

  5. Richard's Art Deco couch is fabulous and your upholstery and cushions compliment it beautifully.

    You both did a terrific job. I'm impressed.

  6. Gorgeous sofa, very nice work of you both! I love art deco as well, my Karl Edo Spook has a little art deco clock in his living room.

  7. Helene, when I saw your last blog posting, I immediately thought of the work that Richard does.

    If you haven't already, you should check out his shop. Seems the boomerang table is gone already.

    I'm really glad to see modern designs entering the mini world. :)

  8. Now I have checked out his shop. The art deco furniture there is absolutely gorgeous, but sadly too big for me, since my scale is 1:16, or 3/4". But very inspiring!

  9. Wow, that's tiny!

    I don't think I can go smaller than 1/12th scale, but am amazed by those who do. :)


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