Architecture / Features & Decoration
2 Willow Road, London (Accredited Museum)
Dividing partition / door between the studio and the living room, designed by Ernö Goldfinger. The dividing partition is comprised of one fixed and three hinged floor to door height sections below fixed panels. The fixed panels are to ceiling height in the living room. Only the bottom of the fixed panels are seen in the studio, because of the lower ceiling (above the platform in the studio) . The plywood ceiling is supported on a white painted batten across the fixed panels. The fixed section of the partition is at the east end, adjacent to the services duct in the south east corner of the studio. This is joined to two hinged sections. The fourth section acts as a door and is hung adjacent to the door from the living room to the first floor staircase landing. On each section there are three surface mounted hinges with eight screws per hinge, labelled "ROYTUC" and "WYTELBRAS / REGD(?)" made by Royde & Tucker Ltd. The section that acts as a door has a circular metal handle with a drop pull (the same as those on the partition between the studio and dining room). The latch handle is on the studio side only. There is a strike plate on the adjacent section. The hinged sections have inset sliding door bolts on the studio side. The upper bolts are secured into the base of the fixed panels. The lower bolts are secured into a small metal plate in the parquet floor. On the living room sides of the partition there are picture hooks so that works of art can be displayed. On the studio side posters and a map have been pinned to the wall and door.