David Jones Deco

Original post 24 February 2021:

So stylish – the 1933 facade of Buckley & Nunn’s meanswear store, designed by #BatesSmartMcCutcheon, who had done the traditional style main building next door 22 years earlier. Lots of glass and chrome, terribly Modernistic for the time, and included great coloured faience panels up top depicted the modern gent playing golf, nightclubbing, and – on Safari in New York ? A bit aspirational. The only thing is, it’s mostly black,and faces south, so always look dark, and hard to photograph. But fine. 1st image mine, 2018, B&W from the book ‘150 years of Bates Smart’ (available on issu), close up of the panels Peter Maltezos via Urban.com.

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