What Goes Around Comes Around

In everyday life, when we come across certain furniture designs, we get fascinated by their appearance and creativity. But, in reality, most of the furniture we see are recycled designs of old trends with some twists and turns.
BY Nandita Agrawal on April 29, 2020

In everyday life, when we come across certain furniture designs, we get fascinated by their appearance and creativity. But, in reality, most of the furniture we see are recycled designs of old trends with some twists and turns, which are basically changes in their finishes and colour combinations. Think of it as an upgraded version of technology that you see in the electronic world. The look and feel is more or less the same but it's new generation, furniture 2.0 for you!

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Before and After.
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1) It seems that furniture trends come back after every 50-60 years. In 1970’s the popular colour finishes for furniture were Avocado Green/ Orange/ Shades of Brown/ Mustard Yellow. These finishes are back again with the same charm! Kernig Krafts, a furniture manufacturing company, offers bespoke furniture that is on trend, and the latest finishes to their clients. One of their recent projects is shown below. A client wanted dark brown finish on a chair and he gave an old 1970’s furniture picture for reference: 

refurbished chair vintage contemporary wood furniture
On the left: Client Reference Picture From 1970’s
On the right: Chair delivered by Kernig Krafts

The chair design shown above, was requested by the client with a little less carving and natural leather as upholstery instead of fabric. I'll give you the inside story on this, this chair is made of Rosewood which makes it very cost effective! The client is satisfied and happy to get the old 70’s look, without his place looking outdated.

2) The most persistent problem I found about new generation furniture is the lack of availability and high price of wood in the market. To overcome this constraint old designs are modified by replacing some parts or converting the design fully into an industrial piece, using metal sheets, angles and flat bars. The fusion of both, with the application of rustic finish gives it a new generation 1970’s look with the same usability and updated appearance. The wood is replaced from Teak to Mango Wood and Structure from wooden to Mild Steel. I have shown below the best example to make you understand: 

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On the left: Old Reference Picture given by Client
On the right: Modified Piece developed by Kernig Krafts

3) Rattan & Wicker are back! To understand what are wicker & rattan you can go through this article on our blog https://kernigkrafts.com/blog/wicker/

Whether in an office or residence, we can easily spot old chairs with natural bamboo or synthetic wicker on the back and the seat. This trend is back again, imparting a new retro look to the ambience with modified colours as per the client’s choice. Below is the common office chair that was used earlier, in government offices and now it's commonly used as study chairs in residences. In the picture below you can see the transformation of how Kernig Krafts changed the old steel structure to quirky orange and wicker from beige to yellow colour. This change keeps the old school essence of the furniture and yet makes it look trendy, new and fresh, ready to be used as a chair in a contemporary apartment.  

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On the left: Old Reference Picture given by Client
On the right: Modified Piece developed by Kernig Krafts

I hope this article helps you understand how trends repeat in a specific time period. If you have any other questions please feel free to write to me at info@kernigkrafts.com. I would love to discuss this year's popular trends with you! If you wish to upgrade your cafe, restaurant, hotel or residence with an all new retro look, our dedicated team at Kernig Krafts can help you!

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