Adapting old designs with a playful use of colour or mixing up vintage pieces with a contrast in style and colour. We’re being a little more creative with what we’ve got and seeing value in old pieces that with a little tlc can be transformed. I guess its that “Make do and Mend” mentality that we’re all feeling; an economic necessity and enviromentally friendly solution.
Heres two pieces that were given a make over by a Swedish charity store as an example of what can be done.
Below: On a slightly higher budget Vernor Panton chair mixed with French antique table and Astier de Villatte tableware spotted at Designers Guild – so yeah, theres only three people left in London who can afford this mix…
Left: Heres a chest of draws made by the Berlin firm Schubladen. They use reclaimed draws to create unique pieces of various sizes. http://www.schubladen.de
BelowLeft: Spotted at Maison Object a vintage rocker given a radical but beautiful revamp. Below Right: Spotted at Stockholm Furniture Fair vintage chair recovered by student Elin Jensen Langaard.