15 Mar. 2018 - General
Addressing a growing demand for iconic, rarefied statements, Tim Oulton and his eldest son Oliver have made it their mission to rewrite the antiques rulebook.
Swirl your senses with Timothy Oulton’s Rex collection, a dramatic range of lighting, mirrors and furniture that captures the romance of 1920s Paris. Each unique piece is handcrafted from prismatic baguettes made from optical glass, refracting the light in a perpetual dance of shimmer and sparkle.
Strongly directed by Art Deco influences, the Rex collection is evocative of a bygone era, a period of excitement and glamour. Juxtaposing a raw, welded iron frame with the sparkle of glass prisms, the collection captures the romance of the past but infuses it with a fresh viewpoint for a thoroughly modern take on glamour.
Standing at a statuesque 2.4m high, the Rex floor mirror is handcrafted from 361 backlit triangular prisms, softly diffusing the light for endlessly shifting sparkle. Also available as a smaller round mirror, adding drama above a console or fireplace, or as a vanity mirror in elegant boudoirs.
The range also includes a distinctive selection of ceiling pendants and lamps, as well as a spectacular console and dining table, featuring 400 sparkling prisms for show-stopping drama over dinner.
The Rex collection shares its name with the historic Rex cinema in Berkhamsted, England; a 1930s Art Deco gem boasting a beautiful auditorium with dramatic lighting. Before the Rex opened in 1938, the site had been home to Egerton House, an Elizabethan mansion which was once occupied by the Llewelyn Davies family who famously provided the character inspiration for J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
Following Egerton House’s demolishment in 1937 the Rex cinema took its place. Designed in striking Art Deco style by architect David Evelyn Nye, the Rex was packed with ornate features including a floral proscenium around the film screen, intricate friezes and a huge Art Deco chandelier which hung from a decorated ceiling above the old-fashioned ticket booth in the grand foyer.
Resurrecting the magic of this golden age, the Rex collection recasts vintage glamour for today’s modern interiors.
New for 2016, Timothy Oulton also introduces the Rod mirror collection, a modern day interpretation of Venetian Murano brass and glass library lights from the 1940s. Delicate glass rods are held within an iron frame, bearing the marks of the welder’s torch for a modern, industrial take on elegance. In the round wall mirror, the rods vary in length, playing with the eye to create an unusual elliptical shape. Internal LED strips are hidden within the frame, lighting up the glass for a soft and mellow effect. Also available as a 2.4m high oval version.