The former Metropolitan Life Building, now known as the Wellington Building, features a series of mosaics on the ceiling of the foyer. The mosaics show subjects relting to insurance cover, including fire and health, as well as mythological scenes.
The building was constructed between 1924-27 and design by D Everett Wald.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.