The Best Mid-Century Furnishings For Retro Glamour
From seating to lamps, channel the iconic film The Graduate in your own home
“Mrs Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”
Easy to do, with a room full of mid-century inspired furniture. No frills, and great design, the ’60s were swinging in more ways than one, and the bold fashion of the decade allowed for more pared-back home furnishings, with a fresh and forward-thinking design aesthetic.
It’s no wonder the clean lines and innovative shapes have stood the test of time. Whether you are buying a one off investment piece or designing your whole lounge, you can relive the swinging ’60s with these key pieces.
Light Up Your Life
The ’60s was all about making an impression, and you can’t make more of a subtle, statement than with the classic Le Klint lamp. Recreated with the delicate folded lampshade, the attention is in the detail, which is why we know you’ll love it.
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
This sleek leather chair is bound to make an impact. A classic example from modernist extraordinaire Antonio Citterio, the cowhide-upholstered frame and goose-down seat cushions will prove glamour can be relaxing.
No ’60s-style living room is complete without a cosmic lamp. If it has three legs or is rocket shaped, it will make a statement against the streamlined seating – anything vaguely spaceship-like can’t be a bad thing.
What's Inside Your Sideboard?
Breaking the braver pieces up with clean lines with lightweight and simple silhouettes is the key to keeping your room fresh and functional. Choose key pieces with tapered legs and medium-stained brown wood with a mid-gloss finish: low coffee tables (filled with Graham Greene novels) for example. Or make a statement with a retro sideboard. If it was good enough for Mrs Robinson…
March 12 2019 by Camilla Hunt