While it may still be too early to be thinking about buying furniture it is good to see what's out there.
I've always been attracted to Bauhaus & Art Deco design styles which in their era (1920s & 1930s) were the epitome of modern design: Clean sharp forms, economy of detail, functionality, elegance and glamour. Even today some pieces from that time can look extremely contemporary, stylish and evocative, such as the pair of armchairs below:-
|Art Deco Birdseye Maple Leather Armchairs at Regents Antiques|
|Photographs by Regents Antiques|
Available from http://www.regentantiques.com
THE CONVEX RANGE
As an alternative to scouting around antique markets, house clearance sales, Ebay, etc for unusual and striking pieces - CPW Furniture have produced the Convex Range which has a distinct retro but modern feel. Crafted from Birch wood and stained rich and deep tones, the gently curved fascias and silver handles give it an almost Art Deco-ish vibe. The Convex comes in a wide range from cabinets to dining tables to bed frames to bookcases - to TV units - the usual components you might need to furnish your living room, dining room and bedroom.
|Convex Dining by CPW Furniture|
I realise that these unusual hefty looking retro pieces may not be to everybody tastes, but I love them. For me, they conjure up images of black & white movies from the 1930s. I will certainly be considering the bedside cabinets, console table for Bedroom One.
Thanks to Ebay I've just bought the CD storage unit (RRP £300) for a steal at £75 ex-display. How resourceful is that!
The Convex Range available from various retailers.