Big Up the Eighties

25-09-2012
by T Thomas

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

http://www.thefurniturerooms.co.uk/seating/sofas.html

http://www.thefurniturerooms.co.uk/seating/reclining-chair.html

 

Written by Kim Freeman

 
 
Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Vlad Mortensen

Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Vlad Mortensen

  £2,950.00
   
Pair of Danish Teak Armchairs

Pair of Danish Teak Armchairs

  £2,650.00
   
Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Art Deco Dining Chairs French c1920

Art Deco Dining Chairs French c1920

  £2,950.00
 
 
Art Deco Side table in the style of Rhulman

Art Deco Side table in the style of Rhulman

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Sideboard French c1920

Art Deco Sideboard French c1920

  £1,250.00
   
Mid century Leather Kashima Sofa by Ligne Roset

Mid century Leather Kashima Sofa by Ligne Roset

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Side Table c1930

Art Deco Walnut Side Table c1930

  £950.00
 
 
Pair of mid century Tall chest of drawers

Pair of mid century Tall chest of drawers

  £1,450.00
   
French Brass and copper floor lamp c1950

French Brass and copper floor lamp c1950

  £650.00
   
Dressing Table in Macassar ebony and Shagreen

Dressing Table in Macassar ebony and Shagreen

£4,650.00   £4,150.00
   
Mid Century Dining Chairs Set Of Six in Rosewood

Mid Century Dining Chairs Set Of Six in Rosewood

£2,650.00   £2,250.00
 
 
Mid Century Chandelier 10 branch by Gaetano Sciolari

Mid Century Chandelier 10 branch by Gaetano Sciolari

£2,150.00   £1,750.00
   

Mid century rosewood planar console table by Robert Heritage

£2,250.00   £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Walnut and Parchment Coffee Table

Art Deco Walnut and Parchment Coffee Table

£2,650.00   £2,250.00
   
Rosewood Flip Flap Lotus Table by Dyrlund

Rosewood Flip Flap Lotus Table by Dyrlund

£3,200.00   £2,800.00
 
 
Art Deco Dining Chairs in Walnut set of 8

Art Deco Dining Chairs in Walnut set of 8

£4,600.00   £4,200.00
   
Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Maple

Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Maple

£1,150.00   £1,000.00
   
Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Amboyna

Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Amboyna

£950.00   £850.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Drinks Trolley

Mid Century Rosewood Drinks Trolley

£950.00   £850.00
 
 
Bronze Bull c1880

Bronze Bull c1880

£1,800.00   £1,450.00
   
Mid Century Italian Bar, Gio Ponti style

Mid Century Italian Bar, Gio Ponti style

£5,200.00   £4,750.00
   
Italian Console and Mirror c1950

Italian Console Table and Mirror c1950

£3,250.00   £2,800.00
   
Jacques Adnet Leather and Brass Coat Hook

Jacques Adnet Leather and Brass Coat Hook

£2,800.00   £2,200.00
 
 
Mid Century Teak Sideboard by Johannes Andersen

Mid Century Teak Sideboard by Johannes Andersen

£2,250.00   £1,850.00
   
Cocktail Trolley in Rosewood by Johannes Andersen for Silkeborg

Cocktail Trolley in Rosewood by Johannes Andersen for Silkeborg

£1,450.00   £1,250.00
   
French Rosewood Art Deco Side Hall Table

French Rosewood Art Deco Side Hall Table

£850.00   £750.00
   
Chinese Elm 19th Century Horseshoe Chair

Chinese Elm 19th Century Horseshoe Chair

£850.00   £750.00
 
 
Art Deco Commode in Walnut, Italian c1930

Art Deco Commode in Walnut, Italian c1930

£2,250.00   £2,000.00
   
Art Deco Cabinet

Art Deco Cabinet

£1,150.00   £950.00
   
danish rosewood desk

Danish Rosewood Desk c1960

£1,450.00   £1,250.00
   
art deco table

French Art Deco Side Table c1920

£950.00   £850.00
 
 
art deco desk

Art Deco Desk in Rosewood, French 1920

£1,850.00   £1,650.00
   
art deco cabinet

Art Deco Walnut Cabinet c1930

£950.00   £850.00
   
coconut chairs vitra

Pair of Coconut Chairs by Vitra

£2,200.00   £1,800.00
   
french leather club chairs

French Leather Club Chairs c1940

£2,150.00   £1,850.00