Vintage Feel New Design

Where it used to be an obsession for thrift shop hoppers, today vintage design spotting opened up to a whole new audience. When Ikea re-issues 50's pieces you know that the whole vintage craze is far from over. If you don't have the time or deep pockets for that pristine-condition vintage piece, then the I Love Belgium team selected four "vintage feel - new design" pieces. Unique pieces that keep a perfect balance between nowadays design and a love for nostalgia.

Let's start with the newest design! Presented last week at imm2014, Copacabana has the ultimate seventies feel to it. Belgian design manufacturer Durlet shows a design by Anita Schmidt, a designer who has been working for Durlet since its start in 1966. The frame design covered with patches of natural leather offers a flashback to a time when bamboo bars and smoked mirrors where it-pieces. To keep it up-to-date Durlet decided to mix the natural leather with a vibrant turquoise. A perfect piece for a contemporary/vintage interior!

We move on with a sofa. Designer Erwin De Muer revisits the late fifties sofa bed. Although it may look like a sofa bed, this Henri design is actually a bench which can be used for inside and outside use. Just like a sofa bed, this bench serves several functions. With cushions it vaguely remind us of Martin Visser's highly stylized BR 02.7 sofa bed. Without, the oiled Iroko wood takes all the attention. A design which uses the "less is more" principal to its fullest.

Nothing is more essential then a chair. That's why we included Luc Vincent's chair Cuir-Cuir in our list. You may remember this chair design from your years in school. Luc used this tubular design and added a touch of leather to the curved multiplex beech. The leather adds the necessary texture and colour to these passe-partout chairs. This mix-and-match principle can work for all interiors.

We end in beauty with Studio Woot Woot's Walter table. This table will be an element of pop in your interior thanks to its high-gloss formica table top. The design of the table itself may throw you back to a time where brown cafés were the perfect excuse to get out of the house. They kept the basic forms and sturdy beech wood while adding up-to-date colors.

A club chair, a sofa, a chair and a table. The I Love Belgium team provided you with the basics, now it's up to you to make them into a home!





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