WHAT IS RETRO FURNITURE ?
Do people really know what the term ‘retro’ means. It is used a lot these days but n=many don’t actually know the meaning of the expression. To go retro means delving into the past and looking at the impressions of people living in those times. Retro is short for retrospect. And now we have a chance to bring the substance of the past in our homes with the introduction of retro furniture.
Retro furniture is furniture that looks right from the old times, but unmistakably has that attitude of carrying impressions for the future. Basically, the furniture from the times of the sixties through the eighties (the Baby Boomer generation) is hot property. And that includes gramophones, retro loveseats and sofas, retro coffee tables, retro jukeboxes, entertainment centers, bars and stools and retro dance floors. Most retro furniture that can be obtained these days are basic household items and often not in good condition. But we at Elemental in London hunt down these valuable and interesting pieces and then lovingly restore them to something like their former glory. Visit our shop in London and if you don’t have the retro furniture bug before you arrive you will before you leave. Nostalgia has a way of drawing us in.
How does Retro Furniture look?
Let us not make a mistake here. Most retro furniture that you get today in the market place is not actually old furniture. It is made presently, but is designed just to look like the furniture that was popular in the 40’s 50’s and 60’s etc times. You will have dinner tables and chairs, chaise lounges, fireplaces with mantelpieces, carpets and rugs, grandfather clocks and those pesky but adorable canary clocks, everything that will take our grandparents down Nostalgiaville. Even the colors are the bright ones used in those times, and not the placid colors people prefer nowadays. And you will find that back in your retro furniture time, people wanted their furniture to make sure it stood up and take notice when visitors came in. Today’s retro furniture tries to achieve the same thing. But in reality it never quite makes it. There is no substitute for the real old thing and you will notice this difference when you touch an authentic piece.
Wood was the material of choice in making retro furniture, because that was the era of wood. Other materials were certainly used but wood prevailed. Retro furniture often has futuristic designs for the era they are made, but you must consider that those designs will still be outdated in today’s times.
Retro Furniture for a Whole New Ambience within the Home
People of all walks of life are now considering adding retro pieces and often a whole room to their houses. Although making the whole home a retro home may not be such a good idea, a single retro room is what many people are doing. And it works great as a theme room. Packed with retro furniture, it is the place you can go to if you want some solace from your routine times. Or, you can call your friends over and have a retro party . You will certainly be exposed to an extensive choice at our shop, or visit our site at www.elemental.uk.com to get an idea what we have to offer.