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1970s: Reviving Retro in Australia

Step into the groove of the 1970s, an era marked by cultural shifts, self-expression, and the continued evolution of mid-century modern design. In Australia, the 1970s brought a unique blend of bohemian flair and futuristic influences to the forefront of furniture design. This was a stylish decade with distinctive characteristics that embraced both the bold and the eclectic.  This era was lead by designers such as Alvar Aalto, Mario Bellini for BB Italia and Eero-Aarnio.

Discovering the Design Diversity of the 1970s:

Bold Colors and Patterns:

The 1970s were an explosion of color and pattern, and Australian mid-century furniture reflected this vibrancy. From avocado greens to burnt oranges, and psychedelic prints to geometric patterns, designers embraced a kaleidoscope of hues and shapes.

Futuristic Forms:

The Space Age and futuristic influences of the 1970s made their mark on design. Australian mid-century furniture designers experimented with unconventional shapes, creating chairs and tables that seemed to be plucked from a sci-fi movie set.

Materials Matter:

Beyond the familiar teak and rosewood of previous decades, the 1970s introduced new materials. Plastic, chrome, and mirrored surfaces became popular, adding a touch of modernity and glamour to mid-century pieces.

Modularity and Flexibility:

As lifestyles continued to evolve, so did furniture design. The 1970s saw an emphasis on modular and flexible pieces, allowing homeowners to adapt their interiors to changing needs. Think modular sofas, adjustable shelving units, and multipurpose furniture.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or a design enthusiast, the retro charm of this era is ready to add a touch of nostalgia to your space. Rediscover the flair, explore the diversity, and let the creativity of 1970s design inspire your home. Your journey into the heart of mid-century modern revival begins with our online collection or in-store today.



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