Borrowing from the distinct design style of the 50s, kitchen furniture, appliances and fittings are taking a step back in time.
Described as a 'a fresh take on Fifties design', the nostalgic Saint Louis kitchen by Marchi Cucine was launched at this year's Salone del Mobile. The design incorporates all of the hallmarks of 50s design; soft pastel-colors, lacquered cabinets, ribbed aluminum, streamlined curves and pressed glass.
Referencing 20th century design icons such as vintage automobiles, the hulls of working boats and the iconic Airstream caravan, the Air Kitchen by British kitchen brand deVol combines 1950s curves with modern minimalism. Made using aluminium panels, polished rivets and futuristic push-to-open solid surface doors, the Air kitchen is made in the UK from warm oak, laminate and cutting-edge eco-materials such as recycled aluminium ore and acrylic resin.
At this year's Milan furniture fair, Italian home appliance manufacturer Smeg launched a new range of small kitchen appliances that echo the 1950s style of the brand's popular refrigerator design. Mike Giddings, Managing Director says: " This is an exciting new avenue for Smeg, designed to meet the rising demand for our iconic Smeg retro-style designs."
The stately Memoirs faucet by Kohler features retro cross handles and a tapered body.
A mid-century classic, Modernica's Case Study fiberglass shell bar stool is made using the original presses and methods that have been used since their first productions of the 1950s. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A, the 360-degrees rotating bar stool is available in a myraid of colors and with either solid maple dowels or solid walnut dowels and with either zinc-plated or black powder-coated steel supports.