General Description This flat was located at the top of the Casino at Pleasure Beach, for Directors' use. I was shown around it by Mrs Thompson in about 1980 and I remember how the telephone was encased in brown leather to make it co-ordinate with the rest of the interior. The settee had the phone sockets, ashtray and cigarette dispenser as drawn. I didn't light up, though.
The overall colour was beige. Mrs Thompson said everything in the 1930s tended to be beige! The style was soft and comfortable, more American than European perhaps, as if taken from an ocean liner.
Features to Note Joe used the Bath Furniture Company a lot for his veneered furniture.
The dining table is very interesting as it was designed to project a cone of light upwards to make a pool of light on the ceiling. If you look carefully at the sections you will see that the ceiling in this pool of light had star shapes cut into it, with lights behind them, which is surely a very lovely idea.
Joseph Emberton interior design drawings are usually very detailed and with no awkward junctions, with everything thought-through.
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