The fascination with 60s style furniture has had a boost from TV shows such as Mad Men. Luscious room sets featured on the popular series serve as the perfect inspiration for those looking to inject vintage attitude into their homes. As the season six airing of Mad Men nears, why not consider a mid-century modern re-vamp of your home?
The key elements to include are clean lines and muted natural shades accented with jewel bright turquoise, orange and magenta. Make choices based upon function and form, selecting furniture that is both practical and beautiful. Retro furniture from the 60s tends to occupy two main camps, the glamorous and sleek space age furniture using materials such as plastic, perspex and chrome and the more natural furniture styles crafted in wood. Both these approaches can be blended successfully in the same interior scheme, creating interesting contrasts that scream out vintage style.
For sleek wooden furniture in distinctive 60s shapes, the Ercol brand is hard to beat. Classic sixties style furniture, such as the Ercol Windsor Sideboard crafted in elm, is the perfect piece for a dining or living room. Spacious and practical as well as good looking, this sideboard reinforces the minimalist, streamlined look of the era. For sublime seating, the Ercol Studio Couch and the Buoyant City Compact corner sofa deliver sixties panache combined with modern comfort.
Those viewing the swinging sixties from a more Barbarella, Austin Powers, space-age perspective, should take a peek at the Actona Brand of furniture. Choose from funky chairs and dining sets, recliners reminiscent of iconic design classics and contemporary vintage styles. Check out the glossy white glamour of the Talisman Swivel Chair and the Tokyo Coffee Table, pieces that bring sixties sparkle into any room.
Other seating options that work in a sixties themed interior include the Nicoletti Home Marco 2 Seater Sofa which heavily references Italian retro-cool and the Dali Three Seater Corner Chaise, an indulgent homage to vintage soft-furnishings.