Embracing Modern Retro

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, the modern retro trend has emerged as a captivating fusion of nostalgic charm and contemporary sophistication. This style blends the vibrant aesthetics of past decades with the clean lines and innovative touches of modern design, creating spaces that are both nostalgic and fresh.

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Having designed furniture since 1952, many of our pieces are influenced by the 1950s functionalism wave in Danish furniture design.  


Modern retro design draws inspiration from the mid-20th century, particularly the 1950s to the 1970s, a period renowned for its bold use of colour, playful patterns, and unique furniture silhouettes. This era celebrated individuality and creativity, elements that are making a comeback in today’s interiors. The essence of modern retro lies in its ability to evoke a sense of familiarity and comfort while simultaneously embracing the conveniences and aesthetics of the 21st century. BoConcept have been designing furniture since 1952 and was strongly influenced by the 1950s functionalism wave in Danish furniture design so there is a constant dialogue with the past in many of our designs. 


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This trend taps into a desire for heritage and nostalgia but with a modern spin.

Furniture plays a crucial role in achieving the modern retro look. Iconic pieces and vintage-inspired sofas bring an authentic touch of mid-century modern flair and are celebrated for their simplicity, functionality, and timeless appeal. In a modern retro setting, furniture is often chosen not just for its aesthetic value but also for its comfort and practicality, ensuring that the space is both stylish and liveable. Elements that are key in creating the perfect modern retro design are the use of warm woods, clean lines and pops of playful accessories.


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Sideboards such as Fermo and Lugano hold strong ties with some of the first pieces designed in the 1950s.


In essence, modern retro design is about celebrating the best of both worlds. It allows homeowners to indulge in nostalgia while enjoying the benefits of modern living. Taking inspiration from the past, classic designs are given a contemporary update, becoming more streamlined, pared-back and modern.


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To find out more about how we can help with your latest project, get in touch with our team who will be happy to help. Come and visit our office in our flagship Tottenham Court Road showroom, call us at 020 7383 3226, or email us at tradeenquiries@boconcept.co.uk to discuss how we can help you today.



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