Wonderfully Weird: An Ode to the Completely Crazy Furniture of the 70s
It’s no secret that I am a little obsessed with 70s design. Of all the wild and wonderful ideas to come out of the 70s — shag carpeting! crazy graphics! green appliances! — my favorite is the crazy ways in which 70s designers redefined furniture: hanging things from the ceiling, creating weird conversational groupings that were half architecture, half couch, and even coming up with shapes and pieces that in no way resembled anything ever seen before.
Archive of Affinities: Photo
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Amazingly 70-80s hedonistic disco-luxury interiors by designer Charles Burke (late 70s-early 80s) Scanned from Sensuous Spaces by Sivon C. Reznikoff (1983)
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The Apartment, Mayfair | Ben Kelly Design
An enigmatic figure in the design world, art director Peter Saville asked friend and collaborator Ben Kelly to turn an immaculately preserved 1970s Mayfair apartment into a suitably ambiguous live/work/gallery space, using minimal intervention.
Calgon Take Me Away…
If you’re old enough to remember the Calgon commercials of the ’80s, you know that the catch phrase in today’s title conjured up images of luxuriating in the bathtub after a stres…