Retro Furniture

Retro Furniture

Looking for something quirky and retro for your home?  When it comes to buying retro furniture it is important to understand the style you are looking for and what fits your current retro furniture styles at home...

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Retro Furniture

Looking for something quirky and retro for your home?  When it comes to buying retro furniture it is important to understand the style you are looking for and what fits your current retro furniture styles at home.  Some retro ranges such as the Alchemy range offer a little more colour for your home than other retro furniture items such as the London Chest of Drawers or the Chic Patchwork Chest.  What’s great about our retro ranges at Zurleys is that there is something for everybody to ensure it truly fits your own unique style. 

Why take the plunge?

We know that when you are looking at purchasing Retro Furniture one of the most important things is ensuring that it is affordable but it is vital that you get what you paid for.  Our range consists of high quality retro furniture but also retro furniture that is designed for those on a budget.

Looking for something special?

The Retro 2 Door Sideboard, part of the Urban Chic range, consists of a metal frame with a painted wooden style body, the paintwork is available in many different colours to offer a truly retro finish.  

Finally our criss cross retro furniture range which features a copper or a metal finish is a great simplistic but effective retro piece for you living room. The range consists of a coffee table, side and console table available in smoked glass or wooden tops.

 

 

The History of Retro Furniture

The term retro derives from the Latin adverb retro which translates as backward, formerly, or behind. Thus retro design is a style that looks back on previous decades for design inspiration. Retro differs from antique in that retro items are usually newly created pieces using older designs, whereas antiques are old items that were created in the past. Retro style is in essence, modern design that uses and imitates trends of the recent past that had been rendered unfashionable.

Retro is the complete opposite of classic; it can be tacky, loud and quirky.  This design conjures feelings of nostalgia in that it brings back memories of homes we lived in or visited in our younger days; Retro designs are nothing new, 19th and 20th century interior designers used trends from the recent past to design homes.

Trends from recent decades, the 50’s 60’s, 70’s and more recently the 80’s are now considered retro.

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Retro Furniture Patch Chest of Drawers

Retro Arcus TV Unit

Retro Patch Chests Arcus TV Unit