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3 Current Retro Product Trends

Posted by on August 3, 2017 in Products

The team here at HD—after sifting through quite literally hundreds of products for our soon-to-be-debuted August products issue—are enamored with a few of the industry’s current trends. In the issue, we take you on a tour of products inspired by nature, made of mixed materials, with bold colors, and shooting for the stars. But these are hardly the only en vogue movements we’re seeing right now, so here are three more to keep an eye out for. 


1. Traditional Plaids

Traditional plaids have never not been classic, but Valley Forge’s Manor Check brings a contemporary feel with its oversized repeat, available in seven different colorways. But textiles and fabrics aren’t the only place to find this eye-catching repeat. THG Paris’ West Coast faucet features inlays within the handles in either black or white onyx to form a calculated pattern. Meanwhile, the funky checkered ceramic cylindrical base of Cappellini’s Valeria mirror makes a statement. 

Valley Forge’s Manor Check fabric

THG Paris’ West Coast faucet

Cappellini’s Valeria mirror


2. ’80s Inspired

One truth in this world is that styles always circle back around. In 2017, the ’80s are back in a big way, including Corbett Lighting’s Spinnaker, which boasts geometric artistry, intersecting lines, contrasting shapes, a mix of materials, all characteristic of 1980s postmodern design. The same can be said for Troy Lighting’s Cubist pendant, which shows off three dimensions of geometric shapes, offering a unique view no matter what angle you look from. 

Corbett Lighting’s Spinnaker

Troy Lighting’s Cubist



3. Repurposed Antiques

But some designers are going a lot farther back than the ‘80s. JD Staron’s Antique Agra collection of rugs are perfect replicas of the carpets of India found during the Mogul period except for the color palette, which has been updated for a more contemporary appeal. Meanwhile, designer Bunny Williams took inspiration from an antique Swedish bed corona for the Berkeley Chandelier, available through Currey & Company. Then there’s Jetclass’ Venezia dressing table, which romantically harkens back to palatial times. 

JD Staron’s Antique Agra

Currey & Company’s Berkeley chandelier

Jetclass’ Venezia dressing table

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