Taking a cue from the classics, vintage furniture is a trend that has never really gone out of style. Whether authentic antique pieces, or pieces inspired by the love of all things vintage, it effectively manages to create the lasting appeal of a bygone era.
Down Memory Lane
Many tend to think of vintage furniture as simply old furniture. For Raseel Gujral Ansal, Creative Head, Casa Paradox, the term 'vintage' holds much more meaning than that. "Vintage furniture reflects a sense of maturity and fine craftsmanship that is held in great esteem by age. I feel that vintage furniture's omnipresence never allowed it to go out of style." According to her, the furniture gives you a chance to decorate your home in a unique style. "The nostalgia involved with antique furnishing and its unmatched allure is spellbinding. Fine craftsmanship was always admired and in demand, and so furniture began to pass through the generations accruing in value right up to the present day," she adds.
Taking the idea of vintage furniture further in India, Arredo Classic, the Italian furniture brand, known for its classical style of furniture, recently launched its first flagship store at Blues Home at The Gallery in New Delhi. Currently on display at the store are four collections-Mythos, Raffaello, Giotto and Liberty.
Lorena Fulgini, Marketing Head, Arredo Classic explains that the central theme running through the collections is royalty and elegance. "Vintage furniture is our style. Our designs have evolved over the years. Our collections are defined by lacquer finishes, pale colours, gold leaf ornaments and frames. The latest of our collections, Liberty takes inspiration from Greek ornamentation." In order to give it a slight contemporary twist, gold framing has been used. While Victorian and Art Nouveau styles of vintage furniture are often the reference point for contemporary designers seeking inspiration, Lorena describes the Liberty collection as neoclassical, since it's a mix of styles. The result, of course, is a collection that's opulent and elegant.
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Photos courtesy Arredo Classic
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