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Retro Furniture in Melbourne

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Published November 26th 2009
Interior trends come and go, and one that is definitely ‘in’ at the moment is retro. The term ‘retro’ encapsulates the sophisticated pop culture and design of the 1950s through to the 1980s.

When updating your interiors and browsing the fabulous furniture stores of Melbourne, consider adding a few retro pieces to your shopping list. Key retro design elements include polished chrome, rounded corners, laminate surfaces and vinyl. The vibrant colour palette of retro home design is one of its key features. Retro colours are bold and vibrant including aqua, yellow, red, blue, pink, green and orange.

Retro is all about fabulous accessories and furniture, so by adding a classic coloured glass vase to your tabletop, a futuristic atomic ball clock to your wall and a classic stainless steel arc lamp to your space, you will already be well on the way to achieving a stylish retro look in your home.

Reproduction furniture and accessories are available in many furniture stores throughout Melbourne and are a great starting point when embracing the trend.

For quality reproductions Matt Blatt is a great place to start. With a showroom at 47 Albert Street, Abbotsford, you can view their retro reproductions in the flesh before purchasing online. Their range is comprehensive and includes pieces such as the bubble chair, a replica Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table and a replica Phillipe Starck Louis Ghost Chair.

Only minutes from Matt Blatt, Clickon Furniture at 91 Johnston Street, Collingwood is another must-see reproduction destination. Their range includes classic ball and egg chairs, famous Eames reproductions, and a version of the iconic Artichoke pendant, among other things.

For original pieces, head to Indigo Junction at 177 Lygon Street, Brunswick East. They specialise in retro, kitsch and vintage furniture and collectables, with a huge backyard garden area full of outdoor treasures.

Retro design is a fabulous, sophisticated trend that can transform your kitchen into a modern, funky space. If you manage to master it, you will end up with a home that someone else will want to imitate one day.
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Where: Abbotsford, Collingwood, Brunswick East
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