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Date added: 18-10-2012 Brand spanking New

Brand Spanking New

What do you class as modern furniture? Is it the something that is new? Something with simple lines and clean uncluttered design? Visually easy on the eye, yet stylish with a quality construction and lasting appeal?

It may seem that this is an easy question with an obvious answer. Surely modern design is a relatively young concept. Brought about in the last half century, along with the advent of the teenager and popular culture.

In fact, when reconsidered that may well be wrong.

Design has always taken its influence from the past. Looking back seeking inspiration and remoulding the items we see about us into a new form. Using technology to enhance with latest materials of the day and pushing the boundaries of product versatility.

When looking at pieces from the sixties and Seventies would it occur to you that they have actually been inspired by a much earlier era? The rounded corners, elegant handles and modular lines were in fact the key trademarks of the Twenties and Thirties. Cleverly hiding storage with ingenuity and graceful ease. All wrapped up and beautifully packaged in stunning woods with strong markings and warm patina.

Yet paired down a little further and fashioned from synthetic materials like wet look polyurethane and moulded plastics, they easily move into the later generation of the sixties. Only to revert back in the Seventies to more natural materials in answer to the backlash against the space age.

So the next time you see a piece of Art Deco furniture look more closely at its construction. It may be more versatile than you think. Has it indeed turned full circle and been reborn as a style that would suit out current interiors and add a little sparkle with simplistic ease. At The Furniture Rooms we have a large selection and can show you how modern it can truly be.

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Written by Kim Freeman

 
 
Rosewood Sideboard by Gordon Russell GR75

Rosewood Sideboard by Gordon Russell GR75

  £2,950.00
   
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair c1965

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair c1965

  £750.00
   
Art Deco Burr Maple Cocktail Sideboard

Art Deco Burr Maple Cocktail Sideboard

  £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Open Bookshelves c1930

Art Deco Open Bookshelves c1930

  £850.00
 
 
Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Giancarlo Piretti, Italy c1960

Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Giancarlo Piretti, Italy c1960

  £2,650.00
   
Art Deco Rosewood sideboard French circa 1930

Art Deco Rosewood sideboard French circa 1930

  £2,450.00
   
Art Deco Macassar Ebony Coffee Table c1930

Art Deco Macassar Ebony Coffee Table c1930

  £1,150.00
   
Mid Century Sideboard in Rosewood By Robert Heritage c1960

Mid Century Sideboard in Rosewood By Robert Heritage c1960

  £2,250.00
 
 
Art Deco Walnut Dining Table c1930s

Art Deco Walnut Dining Table c1930s

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Side Table c 1930

Art Deco Walnut Side Table c 1930

  £450.00
   
Mid Century Dining Table by Merrow Associates

Mid Century Dining Table by Merrow Associates c1960

  £1,250.00
   
Art Deco Shop Fitting Display Cabinet c1930

Art Deco Shop Fitting Display Cabinet c1930

  £2,200.00
 
 
Mid Century Oak Table by Soro Stolefabrik c1960

Mid Century Oak Table by Soro Stolefabrik c1960

  £1,150.00
   
Industrial Polished Steel Coffee Table c1930

Industrial Polished Steel Coffee Table c1930

  £450.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Chairs French c1960

Pair of Mid Century Chairs French c1960

  £1,150.00
   
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French Oil Painting on Canvass

  £375.00
 
 
Hans Bratrud Rosewood Dining Table and 6 Scandia Chairs c1960

Hans Bratrud Rosewood Dining Table and 6 Scandia Chairs c1960

  £4,950.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood EP401 Desk by Kai Kristiansen c1960

Mid Century Rosewood EP401 Desk by Kai Kristiansen c1960

  £2,950.00
   
Industrial Steel Coca Cola Factory Cupboard India c1956

Industrial Steel Coca Cola Factory Cupboard India c1956

  £1,850.00
   
Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France and Son c1961

Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France and Son c1961

  £2,250.00
 
 
Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Arne Vodder c1960

Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Arne Vodder c1960

  £1,950.00
   
French leather Club Chairs c1940

French leather Club Chairs c1940

  SOLD
   
Black Art Deco Desk c1930

Black Art Deco Desk c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Silvered Bronze Cherubs Climbing a Marble Vase c1880

Silvered Bronze Cherubs Climbing a Marble Vase c1880

  £950.00
 
 
Pair of Bronze Bookend Elephants by Dubanton, French c1930

Pair of Bronze Bookend Elephants by Dubanton, French c1930

  SOLD
   
Pair of Art Deco Console Tables, Italian c1930

Pair of Art Deco Console Tables, Italian c1930

  £5,800.00
   
Art Deco Credenza in Macassar Ebony and Burr Walnut c1925

Art Deco Credenza in Macassar Ebony and Burr Walnut c1925

  £18,500.00
   
French Art Deco Leather Chairs c1930

French Art Deco Leather Chairs c1930

  £2,950.00
 
 
Art Deco Black Desk

Art Deco Black Desk

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Satin Maple Sideboard, British c1930

Art Deco Satin Maple Sideboard, British c1930

  SOLD
   
Vintage Leather Wing Chair

Vintage Leather Wing Chair

  £1,150.00
   
Mid Century Danish Chest of Drawers in Rosewood

Mid Century Danish Chest of Drawers in Rosewood

  £950.00
 
 
French Art Deco Sideboard c1930

French Art Deco Sideboard c1930

  £1,150.00
   
French Art Deco Cabinet c1930

French Art Deco Cabinet c1930

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Sideboard in Rosewood by Fristho

Mid Century Sideboard in Rosewood by Fristho

  £2,250.00
   
Mid Century Full Leather G plan 6250 Chair

Mid Century Full Leather G plan 6250 Chair

  £1,250.00