“Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man the he didn’t, didn’t already have” – America
We often forget the “fifth wall” in an interior, but it is equally as important as the other four. In fact, a design is not complete until the ceiling has been addressed as a contributing element. There are countless treatments, but one that I seem to come back to over and over is the ever-charming tin ceiling.
"Tin ceilings initially became popular in the United States in the late 1800s, as many recent immigrants sought an affordable alternative to the exquisite but expensive ornate plasterwork used in Europe. The abundance of tin in America—along with the advent of mass production—created a ready market for thin, rolled tin plates that were individually stamped with embossed patterns. Tin ceilings remained popular throughout the Art Deco period before gradually falling out of favor in the 1930s."*
Fortunately, the popularity of tin ceilings has reemerged for those architects and designers looking to bring a sense of nostalgia, character, warmth and humility to a space - these endearing tiles still have the ability to do just that - because much like the Tin Man, they have always had heart.
Be inspired...look up.