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Date added: 25-09-2012 Big Up the Eighties
Big Up the Eighties
Antiques are items, handed through the generations as heirlooms of the past. Each decade holding its own unique take on the everyday forms around us. Evolving just a little with each new design, taking influence from the nostalgia of the past.
Some points in history are more notable and distinctive than others. The rounded corners of the ‘Thirties’, with its over-sized mirrors, ebonised feet and golden veneered highlights.
To the ‘Swinging Sixties’, with its avon-guarde use of colour and ‘bra burning’ designs, pushing societies boundaries and comfort levels in taste and conformity. Whatever the era, you can be rest assured that history will always repeat itself. Re-inventing and tweaking to morph into the next genre of design.
It tickles me to admit that the ‘Eighties’ might just sub-consciously be, surging forward as a decade to be reckoned with. As fashion comes full circle and transposes from the clothes we wear to the interiors that surround us.
O.K, so we all looked like ‘puffed-up’ American football players, emphasizing the need to oversize everything. And you took your life in your hands if you dared enter the ‘ladies’, fearing you’d be overcome by excessive hairspray asphyxiation.
But, with the advent of time, putting all pre-conceptions aside. We can now stand back and ‘cherry pick’ the ‘Eighties’ best qualities, visualizing its star moments.
So now we might just overlook its more amusing memories. Peel back the layers, squint with one eye, taking a closer look.
A closer look at the Solid Marble Coffee Tables with their clean lines. A closer look at the beautifully crafted Jesper Reclining Chair and least we forget the simplified and elegant design of an Erik Jorgensen Sofa with its effortless ability to fit seamlessly into any modern interior.
This all from the decade that brought us great design and not just big hair, big phones and big bucks. http://thefurniturerooms.co.uk/tables/marble-coffee-table.html
Written by Kim Freeman