Give me please… give me the 70’s

The style that was used more than 40 years ago has come back to decorate our spaces in 21st century. Bright colours like green, orange, yellow and pink are taking control of furniture, which is full of geometric forms to provide this hypnotic touch very characteristic of 70s design.

Furniture industry in Europe is setting a trend worldwide by returning to old decorative styles. Simplicity and easy patterns are taking shape of ideas, concepts, colours and materials typical of this iconic period.

 

 

The 70s design

The big furniture companies also establish its production by having in mind the new trends. Since 2017, the fact of overloading with colour, synthetics and geometric figures of the seventies is marking the trend in interior design. But if we try to summarise the real elements that characterised this decade, we should ask: which features defined the 70s design?

Well, as it happens with any wide cultural movement, the aesthetic patterns of this punk period are direct results of the cultural influences which marked this era.  

In terms of design, all this anger turned into excess in all senses, although people only recognise one aspect about this baroque range: the chromatic. Regarding figures, these also got out of control. You will know what we are talking about if your parents still keep the headboard in their bed. Not even Lex Luthor had that sumptuous way to show off.

Likewise, materials moved away from the organic trend and they began to have futuristic dreams as the seventies filmmakers, who were focused on defending plastic and gloss finishes.

On the other side, as Telva magazine established; the 70s interior decoration aims to “ridicule the pretensions of a good design with a new very symbolic language, by maintaining bright colours (from the previous decade) but looking for simplicity in shapes”.

 

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In this way, the vital prints and patterns were used together with more futuristic and cold lines. Although, the greatest contribution of 70s design is its main role in the history of modern interior design.

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