My inspiration for the design direction of the Architectural Boxes is the work of artist/architect/designer Pietro Fornasetti and his full-size furniture pieces from the 1950's and 1960's, as shown in the secretary and cabinets in the following three photos. My hat is off to him for his stunningly detailed and executed pieces and the oft presence of whimsy in his work. More examples of his work in furnishings can be seen here:
Above: Design by Piero Fornasetti
A biographical reference to the artist can be found at: Piero Fornasetti Store
Details of a few examples are shown below...