Retro Furniture

Retro Furniture

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 pr...

Retro Furniture

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.

Why Retro Furniture?

Looking for something quirky and unique 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 styles at home.  Some ranges such as the Alchemy range offer a little more colour for your home than other mid century classics  such as the London Chest of Drawers or the Chic Patchwork Chest. 

We know that when you are looking at purchasing furniture one of the most important things is ensuring that it is affordable but maintaining high quality and durability.  Our range consists of coffee Tables, sideboards, chairs & more.

Looking for something special?

Our Criss Cross furniture range which features a copper or a metal finish. This 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.

Our Favourites

Retro Patch Chest of Drawers

Retro Arcus TV Unit

Tan Leather Mid century Tables

Retro Chest of Drawers

Retro Patch Chests Arcus TV Unit Tan Leather Tables Gold Ritz Chest