Published at Friday, 01 December 2017. modern furniture. By Frank Jimenez.
The term "retro" derives from the Latin word retro, meaning "backwards" or "in past times" and refers to a nostalgic view towards the past. Retro style design can be any kind of interior design that turns to the past decades for inspiration, but usually "retro" is used in connection with design styles that take their cue from the 1960s and 1970s. An important aspect of a retro interior is lighting. The popular lamp shade design in 1960s and 1970s was inspired by op-art or optical art (a genre of pop-art) which makes use of optical illusions.
The curved stem of the Arco Lamp is made from stainless steel and can be set at three different heights. It has a very appealing feel to it and the graceful arc of the lamp could be likened to the neck of a swan in all its stately beauty. Or perhaps the stem of a flower weighed down by the opening bud at its head,that is one of the reasons you can find this modern floor lamp in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and has received numerous awards.
Retro style, particularly furniture and lighting, is in fashion again. Either original vintage items or products inspired by 1960s and 1970s design are very popular. However, decorating in retro style does not mean the recreation of an outdated interior from the time period. It takes the style from the time but creates a new quality - a modern, contemporary look.
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