Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that appeared in France pre-World War 1 and is still popular today.
It combines modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials, representing luxury, glamour, exuberance and progress (def. Wikipedia).
To create the look and feel of this era for your home, here are some pointers:
Art deco works very well with older federation-style homes, renovated to create eye-catching features that capture the magic of a bygone era, with a focus on using quality materials that last. It is also not subject to design trends or fa...
As most of us now see more electronic than physical post, the humble letterbox is still seen as a "pivotal part of a home". This description came from a client, who after more than 12 months of building her dream home, didn't quite feel it was 'home' until the letterbox was installed with the shiny street number 24 on the front face.
We have also had clients who wanted more than a simple brick box, and turned to Jalmer for sculptural letterboxes that make a statement as an art feature for the front yard.
The photo gallery above demonstrates the range of letterboxes that we have concepted for ou...
A new client came in over the 2017 Armadale HIlls Open Studio Art Trail to commission the piece shown for someone special in her life as a Christmas gift.
After selecting the eucalyptus decoration for a landscape panel, her and her husband were pleased to get this underway, as this person had passed away doing what he loved best - gardening.
On visiting the family member a few weeks later, they were amazed to see some Wayne Jeffery pieces in the same style on the kitchen table. It turned out this person loved these pieces and had purchased them a few years prior.
Jalmer letterboxes allow you to show your personality with custom-designs to suit your home or office. We use cutouts or sculptural elements to create a entry feature, as well as allow visitors to find you at night. Lockable, secure, waterproof and holds up to A3 size envelopes. Finish is UV-stable, auto-grade paints in a unique Jalmer 'rust-look' finish. We can do full boxes or front plates to suit your style.
Rather than filling a gap where the hot summer sun hits thier balcony with an extension of awning, this Mandurah client decided to do something a bit special.
After seeing Jalmer at the last HIA Home Show, they made contact to see if we could build a piece of artwork on a hinge, that could close over and block out the harsh afternoon sun, and then be opened as a piece of wall art for other times of the day.
Shown in the closed position, this artwork features local fauna, such as the pelican, pink snapper and whiting, which are common to the Mandurah water systems.
This landscape by Martin Cuthbert Landscapes features two pieces by artist Wayne Jeffery, from Jalmer Wrought Iron.
The first is the letterbox, which has a hand-cut design that reflects the client's love of the rural landscape where they spend a lot of their time.
"The letterbox artwork not only adds a unique feature to the landscape, but it also has functionality being lockable, able to hold A4 envelopes and has the 'light box' design that enables visitors to find you at night." said creater Wayne Jeffery.
The second piece included some antique mill stones that the client wanted to use as part o...