David Gunton designed this floor for a music room in
a home in Cheshire. The room is an extension to the main house.
The idea behind it is that, as a stranger approaches the room through
a short corridor, attention is drawn to the huge decorative medallion,
distracting attention from the main attraction, a concert hall sized
The Medallion seen looking towards the corridor to the main house.
The organ is to your left, but was still covered with protection
at the time this phot was taken.
The medallion is about 3 metres across.
The 'domed' appearance is an illusion generated by the design.
The floor is flat.
OK. So here is the organ! Still covered by protection and, as yet
lacking its pipes. Not the sort of musical instrument normally found
in a privatem house. Wonderful!
The dome effect appears more exaggerated in this photo than in
others. It is just as apparent when you are stood upom the floor.
Take note of the care taken in ensuring the grain patterns run
correctly. In the making of such designs, whilst the wood colours
create the contrasts and their grain patterns can add much to the
image, in essence it is the design, the geometry, that matters most.
Careless choice of the grain in the elements can spoil the image.