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Designing the future: family home trends

This century has brought with it a whole new way of thinking about design for the family home. Here we reveal the five most important new trends

Posted: 2 September 2011
by Junior

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4. Vintage revivals

The old is ever new with this trend for turning back to the designs of the past – either by recycling antique and vintage pieces, or by reissuing classic pieces that have been deemed simply too good to leave behind. “Reissues make us feel more secure by bringing back nostalgic items from the past,” says David from Miller Goodman. “We have more trust that they will last and stand the test of time; why else would they still be here?” 

The added benefit for the family home is that pieces with design heritage add soul to a space. Graphic-print textiles from the Seventies sit wonderfully alongside this century’s futuristic looking high chairs; vintage children’s chairs, such as Molly-Meg’s Rattan Bucket Chair, add a retro dimension to a more minimalist interior. “These are timeless pieces that are fun for children, but also really nice for parents, as they remind them of their own childhood,” says founder Molly-Meg Price. 

Mixing classic and contemporary pieces adds vibrancy and excitement to your interior scheme. Furthermore, truly classic design will continue to be honoured and passed from one generation to another. 

“Today’s designers are looking back to great designs from the past, but are using the technology of today to reinvent and hopefully improve it,” says David Goodman. “As Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It is not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to…’ ” 

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