Established in 1895, G A Zink & Sons Tailors moved to their current premises at 56 Oxford St in 1911. The second and three storey facade are certainly from this time but at some point later, the ground floor shopfront was remodelled in Art Deco style.
And what a beautiful shopfront. Shiny black and silver with olive green strips along the tops of the windows and red highlight lines on the G A Zink lettering.
The terrazzo entrance bears a nice combination of pink and cream squares with three green lines leading to the doorway and styised Zink & Sons lettering.
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.