The 70s are fast becoming one of our favourite design periods. It does seem like it was a more laid-back, and dare we say mellow time. But whether good, bad or tacky, home interiors were certainly unique. It was the era of bean-bags, pop art, linoleum floors, lava lamps and shag pile. Rattan was the vogue in furniture, And no house was complete without something made in macrame.
Open plan living is one of today’s most popular design layouts, but did you know that the trend originated in the 70s and was part of a move towards a less formal way of living with open plan layout designed to create a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere at home. The 70s color craze is not for the faint of heart. It was not uncommon, for instance, to find whole rooms decked out in lacquered red or fussy orange tiles. As an aesthetic concept, technicolor funk was the Scandinavian hygge of the decade. A little nostalgia is never a bad thing, so let’s step inside the time machine and revisit some of our favourite picks and designers who we think made their mark..