The furniture style prevalent during the ‘70s was mostly about bold colours and patterns, with extensive usage of shades like purple, yellow, orange and brown. Wood was extremely popular, particularly teak and pine, and became a common preference of some popular brands of British vintage furniture. As the decade progressed, the hues became darker along with increasing popularity of the two wood types as well as other materials like steel. As such, the stylistic ethics existing among reputed furniture makers underwent a renaissance, which gave birth to some really iconic chairs that enjoy a celebratory status even to this day.
Let’s have a look at some of those exemplary chairs straight from the ‘70s:
Ercol Dining Chair
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Manufactured in 1979, the Supporto was originally designed by Fred Scott using leather, foam and aluminium to compete with the aluminium office furniture group owned by Ray & Charles Eames. At that time, Supporto became the most influential office seating all over the world. This was largely due to the fact that it offered more comfort and support without restricting free movement.
In the year 1973, the fibreglass reinforced polyamide and lacquered steel AEO chair was unveiled by Paolo Deganello. It is comfortable and lightweight, and available nowadays in either leather or fabric upholstery. It can also be collapsed when not in use and consists of distinct parts relating to the function. It is preferred mainly because it encapsulates the liberal idea of breaking social and grain norms.
This one is an expanded rigid chair designed out of polyurethane in 1975. It was created by designer Gae Aulenti who wanted to work with various materials. She softened plastic materials for crafting a curvaceous and gentle form. In other words, she adopted a unified approach for designing the Armchair 4974.