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 and Chair by Vitorrio Dassi

Mid Century Desk and Chair by Vitorrio Dassi

  £4,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

  £1,200.00
   
Art Deco Slim Rosewood Hall Cabinet

Art Deco Slim Rosewood Hall Cabinet

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Dining Table in Rosewood by Spottrup

Mid Century Dining Table in Rosewood by Spottrup

  £1,450.00
 
 
Italian Brass and Goatskin Trolley by Aldo Tura c1970

Italian Brass and Goatskin Trolley by Aldo Tura c1970

  £1,150.00
   
Rosewood Sideboard by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex

Rosewood Sideboard by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex

  £2,250.00
   
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Tallboy by Maple and Co

Art Deco Tallboy by Maple and Co

  £950.00
 
 
Italian Art Deco Tall Chest c1930

Italian Art Deco Tall Chest c1930

  £1,100.00
   
French Art Deco Desk in Walnut

French Art Deco Desk in Walnut

  £1,150.00
   
Art Deco Black Desk c1950

Art Deco Black Desk c1950

  SOLD
   
Italian Birds Eye Maple Chest of Drawers c1950

Italian Birds Eye Maple Chest of Drawers c1950

  £750.00
 
 
Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

  £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Coffee Table in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Coffee Table in Walnut c1930

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Writing Table in Satin Birch c1930

Art Deco Writing Table in Satin Birch c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Polished Steel Medical Cabinet c1930

Polished Steel Medical Cabinet c1930

  £1,650.00
 
 
Art Deco Coffee Table in Rosewood c1920

Art Deco Coffee Table in Rosewood c1920

  £650.00
   
Italian Inlaid Sorrento Table c1890

Italian Inlaid Sorrento Table c1890

  £850.00
   
Antique French Chinoiserie Kidney Writing Desk , c1860

Antique French Chinoiserie Kidney Writing Desk , c1860

  £5,800.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs by Niels Moller Model 71

Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs by Niels Moller Model 71

  SOLD
 
 
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

  £3,250.00
   
Mid Century Bronze Horse Rearing c1950

Mid Century Bronze Horse Rearing c1950

  £2,250.00
   
Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Periand c1960

Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Periand c1960

  £1,850.00
 
 
Rosewood Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius

Rosewood Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Vase by Gerbino Vallauris

Art Deco Vase by Gerbino Vallauris

  £650.00
   
Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras

Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras

  £950.00
   
Mid Century Bedside Chests in Walnut

Mid Century Bedside Chests in Walnut

  SOLD
 
 
Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

  SOLD
 
 
Mid century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

  £550.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

  £1,450.00