The Shugars' are connoisseurs of Art Deco, particularly of Art Deco-era automobiles. Their beautiful home is filled with tastefully curated artwork and custom furnishings befitting those themes. Their garage is filled with two sporty cars, one a handsome restoration project and one a speedy and well-outfitted toy. And the back of their garage, the only part of their home visible from the alley.... was beige. Unacceptable.
A car was the obvious solution; an Art Deco car even more so. I worked with them to delve into a vast expanse of visual reference material, choosing an aesthetic and a specific vehicle to work from. The details of the car and the luxury of the driver were key for them, so we reached a design that cut away any other distractions.
Now when you drive down the Floyd-Ellwood alley, perhaps on your way to the Belmont Library or the pocket park hidden deeper in, you'll get a peek of what it looks like to love a car.
Introducing the sleek and seductive 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi and an interior by Hermés: