While there are plenty of design trends that deserve to stay in the recent past (we promise there are no water beds in this roundup), these eight groovy goods are utilizing the geometric patterns and bold colors of a bygone era in a way we love.
Ultrafragola Mirror / Lamp | Designed by Ettore Sottsass jr. for Poltronova
Ultrafragola, with its sinuous profile that suggests long wavy hair, belongs to the Mobili Grigi series of complete bedroom and living room furnishings designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and presented at the third edition of Eurodomus in 1970. With the exception of Ultrafragola, the models never got beyond the prototype phase.
Memphis Style Side Table, circa 1980s | 1stDibs
A fun and whimsical Memphis-style side table in the manner of Peter Shire. This table consists of painted steel with a 23.5″ round 1/2″ thick glass top, circa 1980s.
Terrazza Sofa | France & Son
The design of this sofa is inspired by Ubald Klug’s eclectic design, and features an eye-catching layered look that resembles a topographic map. Crafted from supportive foam and upholstered in an easy to care for vegan leather material. It can be used on its own or paired in multiples to create a larger sitting space. Available in left and right facing; black or white.
Abide Marble Side Tables | Merve Kahraman
These handcrafted side tables are the modern interpretation of the iconic evil eye symbol. According to Merve Kahraman, “The Evil Eye protection consists of an eponymous shield that protects you from the so called evil eyes and indicates spiritual protection.” The colorful marble top is combined with Alexander Girard’s famous checker fabric at the bottom.
Translucent Pastel Hand-Dyed Acrylic Tone Table by Sohyun Yun | 1stDibs
The Tone Table is inspired by the traditional colors of Korea, especially “Hanbok,” which is traditional Korean dress for formal occasions. Here, those traditional colors are made into art furniture with a modern sensibility. As artisans dye each piece of acrylic by hand, the hues in this piece are completely different from that of a mass-produced product.
Splendid Flower Vase | The Mellow Collection from Hattern
The Mellow Collection vase is a sensual work that stimulates ‘sight’, one of the human senses that functions in response to light. It was designed with inspiration from the late 19th-century art movement, Impressionism, and expressed in a minimalistic interpretation of the technique used by Impressionist painters called color division.
Track Table | Pieces
Inspired by the aesthetics and graphics of sports culture and playing fields, “Court Series” adopts familiar imagery and renders it beguilingly unfamiliar.
Mimosa End Table | Ettore Sottsass
This end table, constructed in plastic laminate and glass, was designed and produced in 1984. The product is purchased with an authenticity certificate and guarantee stamp.
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