Brand spanking New

18-10-2012
by T Thomas

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.

http://www.thefurniturerooms.co.uk/dressing-tables/art-deco-dressing-table.html http://www.thefurniturerooms.co.uk/storage/art-deco-bedsides.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