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Our favourite pieces of 1950s retro furniture

The trend for mid-century furniture is not going away any time soon. The classic lines and comfortable shapes of 1950s retro furniture make them a functional and stylish addition to any room in any home. Here are just a few of our current picks:

  1. Carl Hansen Dining Table

This deceptively simple design offers a classic take on the current industrial trend. The sharp lines and minimal colouring means that this table will complement any style of dining room décor for many years to come. A real investment piece.

  1.  Fritz Hansen Egg Chair

Every home needs a comfy armchair, and the retro Egg Chair is as comfy as they come. Available in a range of bold colours, this is a statement piece that will bring a little bit of 1950s cool to any living room, while the soft fabric and high back makes it the perfect place to curl up with a book.

  1. VITRA Eames DKR Wire Mesh Chair

The Eames chair is a design classic, and it was a staple of any mid-century home. These wire mesh versions bring the 1950s favourites into the 21st century without losing any of their functionality or style. Mix and match with coloured cushions to really show them off.

  1. SWEDESE Lamino Armchair and Footstool

This armchair and footstool combo is perfectly retro, and devilishly comfortable. Choose sheepskin covers for extra comfort and charm, and make a feature of this piece by setting it up in its own dedicated space. Accent the look by adding a retro floor lamp and a pile of books.

  1. VITRA Eames Desk Unit

This Eames desk unit could easily pass for a modern design, with its coloured panelling and mesh inserts. In fact, the design dates back to 1949, when it was introduced as an alternative to the traditional writing desk. Set it up in a home office, or re-purpose it as an alternative sideboard with a retro edge.

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