There is a common theme in trends (whether fashion, interior or design) and that is that the old seems to become new again. This is probably a trend within itself and it isn’t really surprising. Humans are generally a sentimental lot and current generations looking to the past (to their grandparents and parents eras and, ultimately, to their childhood) when decorating their homes is not a giant leap. It is a way for people to externalise their memories and history in a more personal way. Retro design is inspiring a new kind of modern home - one that pairs contemporary with nostalgia – to create unique and ultra-personal homes. So if you love retro inspired homes, we have our guide to nail the retro look with some key Mocka pieces.
Retro = Classic
The ultimate way to add a little retro style to your home is to introduce a classic furniture item as a centrepiece of a room. Our Eames Replica Lounge Chair and Ottoman is an iconic lounge chair that typifies the retro look. The pairing of wood and leather, the spindle swivel base, along with the form fitting shape and relaxed, reclined position are indicative of its era. Place this chair in a lounge room, office or bedroom for a standout retro statement.
Doors and Drawers For All
Cabinets, sideboards and buffets…oh my! Cabinets big on drawers, swinging doors and compartments are a stable of retro design. However, they often come in dark, heavy woods and eclectic colours, which are not always everyone’s cup of tea. So to achieve the same feel but with a more modish vibe our new Kennedy Range is a real favourite. Boasting similar cabinet opportunities and shapes but in a more neutral, modern colour palate, there is a whole lot to love about the Kennedy Range!
All About the Pins
Whether splayed, hairpin or tapered, legs in retro furniture design are a key feature of the aesthetic and give tables, chairs and cabinets their sense of character. Our new Cibo and Cena Dining Tables, along with the Harper Chairs, have the wooden splayed legs down to a fine art. For a little hairpin action? Our Vibe Range is the clear winner. Incorporating these pieces into a room will go a long way to instilling a sweet retro vibe to your home.