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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

 
 
Italian Burr Maple Sideboard Chest c1950

Italian Burr Maple Sideboard Chest c1950

  £3,250.00
   
Italian Art Deco Walnut Sofa c1930

Italian Art Deco Walnut Sofa c1930

  SOLD
   
French Art Deco Walnut Chest of Drawers

French Art Deco Walnut Chest of Drawers

  £650.00
   
Art Deco Armoire in Macassar Ebony

Art Deco Armoire in Macassar Ebony

  £1,850.00
 
 
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs c1940

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs c1940

  £2,250.00
   
Vintage Tan leather Buttoned Chesterfield Sofa

Vintage Tan leather Buttoned Chesterfield Sofa

  £2,250.00
   
Scandinavian Art Deco Sideboard c1940

Scandinavian Art Deco Sideboard c1940

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Gentleman's Wardrobe in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Gentleman's Wardrobe in Walnut c1930

  £950.00
 
 
Cocobolo Sideboard by Merrow Associates

Cocobolo Sideboard by Merrow Associates

  £2,250.00
   
Oak Saw Back Chairs by Hans J Wegner c1960

Oak Saw Back Chairs by Hans J Wegner c1960

  £2,250.00
   
Rosewood Sideboard Bridgeford by Robert Heritage

Rosewood Sideboard Bridgeford by Robert Heritage

  £2,450.00
   
Mid Century Danish Rosewood Desk

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Desk

  £1,650.00
 
 
Mid Century Danish Dining Table

Mid Century Danish Dining Table

  £1,150.00
   
Mid Century Danish Dining Chairs Set of Six

Mid Century Danish Dining Chairs Set of Six

  £1,650.00
   
GE530 Sofa by Hans J Wegner for Getema

GE530 Sofa by Hans J Wegner for Getema

  £1,800.00
   
Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

  SOLD
 
 
Mid Century Dining Table by Hans Battrud

Mid Century Dining Table by Hans Battrud

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Cabinet

Art Deco Walnut Cabinet

  £550.00
   
Italian Burr Maple Commode c1950

Italian Burr Maple Commode c1950

  £1,750.00
   
Art Deco Birds Eye Maple Coffee Table

Art Deco Birds Eye Maple Coffee Table

  £950.00
 
 
Pair of Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfields

Pair of Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfields

  £4,500.00
   
Macassar Ebony Centre Table c1970

Macassar Ebony Centre Table c1970

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Nest of Tables

Art Deco Walnut Nest of Tables

  £850.00
   
Antique Dutch Marquetry Commode c.1880

Antique Dutch Marquetry Commode c.1880

  £950.00
 
 
Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

  £1,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Chest

Art Deco Walnut Chest

  £650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Gentleman's Wardrobe

Art Deco Walnut Gentleman's Wardrobe

  SOLD
   
Set of Four Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs

Set of Four Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs

  SOLD
 
 
Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table

Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table

  £550.00
   
Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Macassar Ebony

Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Macassar Ebony

  £1,150.00
   
French Art Deco Dressing Table by Henry Geneste c1920

French Art Deco Dressing Table by Henry Geneste c1920

  £1,250.00
   
Bronze Mozart By Jean louis Gregoire c1880

Bronze Mozart By Jean louis Gregoire c1880

  SOLD
 
 
French Leather Club Chairs c1930

French Leather Club Chairs c1930

  SOLD
   
A Pair of Danish Leather Armchairs

A Pair of Danish Leather Armchairs

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Rosewood Dining Table by H W Klien for Bramin

Mid Century Rosewood Dining Table by H W Klien for Bramin

  £2,250.00
   
Mid Century Teak and Leather Armchairs c1960

Mid Century Teak and Leather Armchairs c1960

  £1,450.00