Monday, October 10, 2016

Vintage Home: Using 20th-century Design in the Contemporary Home

Vintage Home, by Judith Miller, Firefly Books, 288 pages, $50.

Vintage furniture offers the best of both worlds. It brings a sense of the past and a degree of craftsmanship so often absent in today’s furnishings. A well-placed piece can become the focal point in a room and create a sense of style that you can decorate around. Vintage items can be found in a wide variety of places and it pays to know what to look for so you can spot those treasures.
Judith Miller provides a guide to 20th century designs and their origins so you can tell the difference between an Eileen Gray-designed glass and chrome table and something created by the Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum group. Filled with colour photos and detailed background information on the designers and the importance of their creations, this is a valuable resource book for anyone wanting to bring vintage style into their home.

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