Taking the Retro Style Furniture Route

21st July 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , , with 0 and 0

How A.D. Woodcraft can add a retro touch to your home

Retro furniture image by Tuzemka (via Shutterstock).

Acceptable in the 1970s: let A.D. Woodcraft take you back in time. Image by Tuzemka (via Shutterstock).

“Modern life is rubbish”, cried the title of a 1994 Blur album. With this week being the 48th anniversary of Buzz Aldrin’s and Neil Armstrong’s Moon Landing, we at A.D. Woodcraft have taken a trip. A nostalgia trip of sorts. If you have a penchant for retro leanings, our skilled team could take you back in time. Within this blog post, here’s a few ideas.

Retro furniture reference points

We can reproduce styles from a given decade, without the expense of vintage shop prices. Any 1960s and 1970s style furniture we make complies with modern safety standards. From the 1950s onwards, G-Plan furniture was the in-thing for with-it households. Its modern, understated style was popular and timeless. From the late-1960s, the King of Cool Furniture Design was Terence Conran. His Habitat shops were a shop window for his creations and had many books published.

For 1970s good design or kitsch, The House Book from 1974 is a seminal work. Back then, 2001: A Space Odyssey styles were in vogue in his book. The average family had Schreiber or Hygena kitchens, and flat pack furniture rose in popularity.

Retro style accessories

We at A.D. Woodcraft can reproduce 1960s and 1970s style tables, plus other furniture from the decades of your childhood. One thing we cannot do is make our own abstract style wallpaper or electrical items. Thankfully, Dublin has a number of vintage furniture shops that are worthy of consideration. Here’s a few suggestions.

  • Fuse Finds: Vintage and Retro Furniture Design Shops: Lad Lane, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2;
  • Retrospect: 2 Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin;
  • Fado Antiques: 182 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7;
  • Malahide Antiques: 14 New Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin.

A.D. Woodcraft, 21 July 2017.

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