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Art Deco - Beckenham

It is the third of the eight heats as three more designers battle it out for a place in the quarter-final. This time the amateurs are taking on very unusual and rather beautiful homes in Beckenham, Kent. Built in the 1930s, these homes are classic art deco design - blocky, bright white with a touch of Hollywood glamour. The amateurs are asked to redesign sun rooms at the very top of the houses. Surrounded by glass, they create a unique challenge for the designers.

Executive assistant Louise hopes her 1930s cocktail bar will do the trick, while student Charmaine wants to win with her office design. Artist Amy is going all out with her Miami beach theme, but with the homeowners being happy with the design a crucial part of the criterion for winning, will she be able to convince them that gold and purple are the colours to go for?

With only 48 hours, £1,000 and the help of a builder there is a lot to do, and only one designer will be able go through to the quarter-finals. Architectural Historian Tom Dyckoff discovers the history of the homes and the influences of art deco, as judges Sophie and Daniel decide who has the winning design.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 14 Mar 2014 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Dyckhoff
JudgeSophie Robinson
JudgeDaniel Hopwood
DirectorJohn Featherstone
Series EditorTom Garland
Executive ProducerAlannah Richardson