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The 1950s was a time of change in Britain and overseas. Firstly, the television was introduced into the family home, black and white cinema was turning to technicolour, and silver screen stars like Audrey Hepburn made their debut. It’s safe to say the 50s had style, especially when it came to interior design. In fact, the trends of the 1950s seem to be as popular and desirable today as the were in the mid-20th century. In recent years, the return of Scandinavian style, minimalism and the general trend towards shopping vintage has been clear to see. Browse our range of 1950s furniture, fittings and lighting here at Vinterior to find the perfect piece for your home.
Why choose 1950s style1950s style was anything but limited. There was something to suit everyone’s taste, which means that today you can find furniture that will work for your interior design, no matter what you are looking to do with your décor.
Charles and Ray Eames were the ultimate interior designing couple in the 50s. they were responsible for the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, which is one of the most recognisable designer pieces from the 1950s. The Eames style often utilised laminated plywood furniture with very clean lines, bent into comfortable curves. This style was chic and classic and if you are looking to bring a touch of informal, mid-century style into your home, Eames pieces can help you to do so with a gentle touch.
Another notable designer of the times was Arne Jacobson. He revolutionised furniture as we knew it, promoting functionalism – a huge 1950s trend. Jacobson was the creator of the Swan chair, with its wide curved arms and mould-to-your-back frame. Its eye-catching silhouette would work in any interior in need of a sleek statement piece.
If you are looking to change up the lighting in your home, the 1950s is a great place to start looking. From industrial pendant lights with metal shades (often taken direct from a warehouse or factory), to a traditional film spotlight that you can use as a floor lamp in the corner of your study or snug, there are some wonderful pieces from this decade.
Another highlight of 1950s style is colour, there was a lot of it in the 50s. Pastel tones were right on trend during this decade, found in mostly kitchens and bathrooms. Light pinks, blues and yellows covered these interiors, inspired by modern American diners. Bolder colours like deep reds and yellows were used on upholstered sofas and chairs in living areas to contrast the wooden frames.
Whether it is designer pieces or a hint of colour you are after, Vinterior has the ultimate range of 1950s style.
Why shop for 1950s style furniture with VinteriorAs the UK’s leading online marketplace for heritage, artisan and upcycled furniture, there is nowhere better to find a stunning collection of 1950s pieces. Whether you are looking for an eye-catching new light fixture inspired by 1950s Danish design, or you need a statement armchair to bring an otherwise quiet living room to life, you have come to the right place.
We have a range of furniture in 1950s style here on Vinterior that is in impeccable condition and would be an incredible addition to have in your home. Browse our site now to get inspired.