Art Deco lamp survivor

Art Deco lamp, mid-1930s block of flats entrance, Dacia area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

I like the “ahead of its times” design of this mid-1930s Art Deco style lamp that now hangs precariously from the dilapidated entrance hallway ceiling of a large apartment building on Dacia Boulevard in Bucharest, designed in that period by Ion and Tiberiu Niga, a famous local inter-war architectural bureau. The building itself is rendered in a Mediterranean style peppered with Neo-Romanian references, popular in the prosperous forth decade of the last century Romania.

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I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

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