I love second hand furniture. When we lived in Toronto and Detroit I furnished our homes with many a curb side finds. Presently, I am into discovering more about past and present designers and appreciating elements of their styles and design. I still love previously loved pieces.
I am all about 'using what you've got' or in this case using what has already been made.
I took these photos while shopping with my friend M.
I really appreciate the style of this sofa set that has a rope backing. Similar to Percival Lafer's sofa design where he used leather straps to hold the cushions together. This piece also hails from Brazil and is made with dark teak. The pineapple serving set, on the coffee table, is originally from Hawaii- the top leaves are removable and may be used as serving spoons.
All three of these chairs are designed by Vladimir Kagan- a German born furniture designer who emigrated to the US in the late 1930's. The white/cream colored set was amazing and swivelled. The dark purple chair rocked- They were all very comfortable.
I fell in love with these end tables. I love the two tiered look and as you can see in the second photo the wood detail on the side is an amazing bird or leaf like design. Unfortunately I am not one for symmetry, especially in the family room where I was looking to fill a space- the tables are being sold as a set.
Love this coffee table- wish it was silver- wonder if it would be hard to re-paint?!
This was very hard to photograph- but this kitchen set is pink, Barbie pink.
So retro and so cool- to look at- but I'll take my stainless steel-
All metal- made to last.
Loved this peacock chandelier- so elegant and modern.
The tails are made of glass and if only it was not, gold.
(Obviously not a great photo but that wall clock in the background was amazingly detailed teak.)
glass and ice bucket set
A few more things I liked-
Do you like retro ?