Vintage design – “Can’t repeat the past? […] Why, of course you can” says Jay Gatsby when told that “all the bright precious things fade so fast and don’t come back”. Indeed, the bespoke optimism and vibrant style of The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s shines again in Mobilia‘s Roaring Twenties furniture collection by Californian designer Janette Ewen. Polished brass, Art Deco patterns, pastel hues and ultrachic fabrics are designed to “bring a touch of luxury, novelty and joie de vivre” say at Mobilia to Archipanic.
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Unique chairs, tables, cabinet and mirrors celebrates the Golden Twenties with a modern twist. The Roaring Twenties collection is completed with brass lamps by Montreal’s up-and-coming designer Jean-Pascal Gauthier.
“I Like combining high glamour with a little bit of break.down. And I think the twenties were such an interesting era” Say Janette Ewen. “We took a lot of inspirations from shapes, fabrics and fashion of the time and interpreted into our designs”.
Gilt metals, luxurious jewel-toned prints and rounded shapes spell a bespoke sense of pleasure with a subtle glam attitude. The round conversation table was inspired by drawings in a vintage decor book while sequin tops, jewels and whimsical accessories composed an inspirational design moodboard. “I think that going with a touch of Art Deco is going to help people to turn a little to glamour” Says Janette Ewen. “We’ve seen a lot of minimalism, and minimalism is beautiful. but Art Deco brings a little more confidence to decorate with”.
“Janette Ewen’s exuberance of imagination shines through this collaboration. She fosters a deeply creative approach, offers solid experience and brings forward an outside perspective.” Comments Johannes Kau, President of Canadian brand Mobilia.
Roaring Twenties is topped with the coordinated collection eWen CHIC which includes posters, greeting cards and notebooks with a marble or feather background but also geometric patterns.
All photos by Jean Longpré; courtesy of Mobilia.