Fashionable Furnishings (1958)

Tottenham Courtroom Highway, London.

C/U of two pyramid formed white mild shades hanging at an odd angle – they’re designed by Henry Lengthy and are made out of Perspex. The narrator explains these shades and all the opposite furnishings on this merchandise are from Christopher and Anthony Heal’s newest assortment.

M/S of a lounge (actually, like all the opposite ‘rooms’, it’s an elaborate show on the forth flooring of the division retailer, Heal’s) . A lady wearing pink, Ann Taylor, enters and goes over a cocktail cupboard, designed by Nigel Walters, made out of wooden and white plastic. She slides open the primary door after which opens a smaller aspect door which pivots. The pivoting door stands on fold away legs like an ironing board to create a ‘bar’.

M/S of a dressing desk made out of white steel and pine standing within the nook of a chic, modernistic bed room designed by Ernest Race. A lady wearing pink, Coral Ellahi, enters and sits on the dressing desk. She demonstrates how a central mirrored panel lifts and folds to create a make-up mirror. She makes use of the mirror to fiddle together with her hair. She folds up a wood panel to the left of the mirror to disclose a compartment for retaining make-up and jewelry. M/S of Coral revealing the remainder of the bed room embellished in darkish blue, white and pine. Coral walks over to the wardrobe. As an alternative of opening like a traditional wardrobe, the plasticised material doorways fold up like storage doorways. Coral takes a chiffon scarf from the wardrobe and wraps it round her neck. She then goes to the following door, opens in and takes out a pink fur lined coat which she folds over her arm earlier than exiting.

M/S of a lounge with a brown armchair and couch and a wood eating desk laid out prepared for tea. The 2 designers Christopher and Anthony Heal enter. Christopher sits on the chair and Anthony sits on the couch. Christopher reaches below the desk and makes use of a lever to decrease the desk. Anthony additionally has a go at utilizing the lever – the desk could be lowered to 3 totally different heights. Christopher demonstrates how the ends of the desk can fold down. Low angle C/U of the mechanism below the desk which permits it to be lowered. C/U of Christopher – he seems to be carrying a toupee! C/U of Anthony.

M/S of one other fashionable eating room with a mahogany suite designed by Robert Heritage. Ann enters wearing blue and demonstrates the folding extension on the finish of the eating desk. The narrator factors out this design differs from the standard sliding desk extensions and permits the desk to be prolonged even when it’s already laid. Ann walks over to a wood cupboard to display the sliding doorways – “the primary sideboard to have sliding doorways which can be fully flush when closed”.

M/S of Coral wearing black sitting beside a file participant in a contemporary lounge. She picks up a file and takes it over to a file cupboard designed by Christopher Heal. She unlocks and opens the suspended entrance door of the cupboard. C/U of the within of the file cupboard. The narrator explains that on one aspect there are cabinets for twelve inch discs, whereas on the opposite the cabinets are moveable to accommodate totally different sized data and “even tape recorder reels”. There’s even a card index to maintain file titles in. C/U of Coral’s face as she leafs by way of varied data.

Please observe the spelling of Coral’s surname could also be incorrect because it was taken from a hand-written observe.
FILM ID:73.17



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