The tile work enlivening the entry of a telephone company office built in the 1960’s is just as energetic now as it was then… and right back in style, too!
A black field of 1″ square mosaic tile, peppered with red and white, sets a casual tone. The aluminum handrail, windows, lamp bases, etc., are also period-perfect!
Once fitted with a pay telephone, this empty niche acknowledges the slow but sure phasing-out of the landline. The envelope dispenser and payment slot also recall a more human-paced era.
The projecting tile-clad block makes a feature out of the merely utilitarian functions.
I was able to get a photo of the vestibule by putting my camera’s lens to the glass. I love the cove tiles which allow the wall to flow into the floor. Also note the globe light fixture and louvered ceiling grille. Fun!