Some people have been appreciating, or asking questions, and some have asked for a more period set for between 2 Wars… on that note, here some more details:
It can hardly be more period. Indy is sitting in a room in a house built in 1936 by Wilhelmina Busch- the thirteenth daughter of the beer brewing family Anheuser Busch. The room still contains much of her furniture from the 1920s and 1930s. Although that big fireplace is an 18th century dutch piece, the upper classes loved putting stuff like that in their rooms in the 1920s and 30s- in fact it was placed there in the 30s when the house was built.
The desk is original art deco in neo-empire style from the 1920s.
The vase on the desk is by Alphonse Mucha, one of the most famous art deco designers and painters.
The grandfather clock is a 19th century dutch job, very popular still in the 1920sand even more so in the 1930s.
The paintings are digital reproductions on canvas from paintings by Tamara de Lempinsky an art-deco and modernism portrait painter active in the 1920s and 30s, the paintings in question being from 1924 and 1927.
The rolling bar is a replica of an early Corbusier (arguably the world’s leading architect and designer in the 1920s and 30s, maybe even in history).
The copper mirrored side table in the back is not complete original design, but inspired by the futurism furniture of the late 20s and 30s.
The red lamp in the foreground is an original 1920s desk lamp.
Indy’s whisky glass and the decanter in the background are original 1920s glassware.
The bulb lamp is also not exactly original, but inspired by the late art deco industrialist designs.
The dogs holding the books are typical of the times and the books are actually also originals - one of them a signed gift from Prince Ruprecht of Bavaria (the commander in chief of the Bavarian army in WWI).
OK, our demised friend Ethan Skull is just timeless… anyway.
You cant see this, but Indy is sitting on a contemporary production of a desk chair inspired by the iconic Danish designer Arne Jacobsen from the time when Jacobsen was starting out in the 1930s.
Last, but not least Indy is wearing 1920s high fashion in the casual elegant style that came to be popular with The Lost Generation as they emancipated themselves from the rigid post-Victorian times.
Our producer Astrid designed the set after serious research on the times and look of the twenties and thirties. The intention was to have a more colourful set than TGW that reflects the more diverse nature of the times and the B2W show.