Lotus and Delta, Princes Street

Lotus and Delta, Princes Street

Lotus and Delta, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Joseph Emberton (1889–1956), 1928

Photograph by Francis Yerbury, 1928
RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Emberton’s visit to the Paris Exhibition in 1925 influenced his subsequent designs for shoe and hat shops. The extensive windows of this shoe shop were based on French practice, and its concertinaed coloured glass frieze mimicked designs by French glass artist René Lalique.