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 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