The 1950s through to the mid 1970s saw an amazing design renaissance in the worlds of music, fashion and interiors. This new found freedom of expression through design changed the way people viewed furniture. No more were they stuffy, uptight basics used for function alone, but the furniture actually became pieces of art or sculpture in their own right. This translated into the use of new cutting edge materials such as plastic injection moulded furniture, bent plywood and chrome, and also was defined by the new streamlined, curvy furniture such as Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair or Verner Pantons fluid, quirky designs.However during the 80s and 90s interiors started to get more stark, minimal and even industrial, with everyone's colour of choice being Magnolia. Everyone was told to 'keep things neutral' and slowly the quirky, colourful and exciting shapes and textures started to fade away from the world of interiors.
However now there is a full on retro revival, where contemporary interiors are given a fresh new look with the addition of some carefully selected retro pieces and a splash of bold colour. The key is not to over-do it. Simply adding a George Nelson style wall clock, a Rolly Walnut Table or an Arco style floor lamp to a modern room brings an added layer of colour and texture whilst still looking contemporary and fresh.
Key Finishes: Walnut, Oak, Lacquered metals
Key Colours: Red, Burnt Orange, Yellow, Brown