Retro furniture

Retro furniture: G-Plan room setting from 1962


Introduction to retro furniture

G Plan room setting, 1962

G Plan

G-plan defined modern furniture from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Stag Minstrel dressing table


Stag's Minstrel range was one of the most successful furniture ranges of all time. Stag also made some cool modern designs.

Ercol furniture, 1963


Ercol brought a modern take on traditional furniture.

Nathan Corinthian sideboard, 1960s


Nathan made some great modern furniture in the 1960s and more traditional designs in the 1970s.

Contemporary furniture from Parker Knoll, late 1950s

Parker Knoll

The Parker Knoll brand always represented quality and comfort, but embraced modern design in the 1950s and 1960s.

Younger Toledo furniture, 1970s (picture supplied by Phil Rounce)


Younger was high quality furniture and taste leading design.

Archie Shine Hamilton sideboard by Robert Heritage (Image: Design Council Slide Collection at
					Manchester Metropolitan University, copyright Design Council)

Archie Shine

Archie Shine produced some of the highest quality modern furniture.

Schreiber bedroom furniture, 1965


Schreiber brought mass market production techniques to the furniture industry.

Uniflex bedroom furniture in cherry and formica


Uniflex made some stunning modern furniture in the 1960s.

Austinsuite dining room suite, 1964

Other vintage brands

Not seen your favourite brand? Check out our guide to other vintage brands

Scandinavian furniture, 1960s

Scandinavian furniture

Scandinavian furniture was the inspiration for British design in the 1950s and 1960s.

How to choose retro furniture

Buying retro furniture

Read our guide to buying retro furniture

See also our guide to vintage sideboards

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