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Furniture classics: timelessly beautiful
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Those who furnish their rooms with timeless classics are always up to date - regardless of the decade. Here are the furniture classics of the past 70 years!

Table of contents Table of contents Timelessly beautiful: furniture classics of the past 70 years

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 80s

Table of contents Table of contents Timelessly beautiful: furniture classics of the past 70 years

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 80s

DAS HAUS is 70 years old = " - and a look into the past shows that some of our favorites from the past seven decades are absolute furniture classics today. Time for a little design journey through time.

The 50s: armchairs for life

The first edition of DAS HAUS was published in 1949. An ambitious time, the war was over and you could treat yourself to a little luxury. No wonder that one of the most famous furniture classics was created during this era: the Hardoy Butterfly Chair. At the end of the 1940s, the designer trio Ferrari-Hardoy, Kurchan and Bonet designed the unique organic shape. Then as now, the armchair seduces with reduced elegance, today the leather is often exchanged for fabric and the seating furniture is also often used outdoors.

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The butterfly chair in the living room in 1954 (left). The Butterfly Chair shines again today with its elegance (right).

Photo: Das Haus / Designathome

In addition to the comfortable armchair in the shape of a butterfly, another delicate masterpiece was created in the period of upheaval in the 1950s. Inspired by innovation and industry, Harry Bertoia designed a chair in 1952 that was to make history. Strength and stability, embodied by lattice structures. To this day, the steel wire frame is welded by hand - an elaborate work of art that has more than earned cult status.

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A table with four stable Bertoia chairs in 1961 (left). Even today, the Bertoia chair is still characterized by its stability (right).

Photo: Das Haus / Knoll International

The 1960s: longing and innovation

Designer furniture had long since arrived in the 1960s. So also this longing object: In 1958 Poul Henningsen designed his designer lamp model "PH 5" - and thus created a light icon. Today it is mostly staged as a Scandinavian designer piece in a clean environment. At the beginning of the 1960s, the combination was much more experimental. At that time, our readers combined the lamp without hesitation into a blue wall and heavy wood.

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The pendant lamp in front of a blue wall in 1962 (left). Today this is considered a designer lamp (right).

Photo: The House / Louis Poulsen

While the blue light attracted attention with its extravagance, a shelf was celebrated for its simplicity. With the idea that people would buy more books if they had a shelf for it, the Strinning couple designed a minimalist shelving system with a timeless design. And with success: The once revolutionary concept of a continuously expandable piece of furniture is still conquering homes worldwide. Nice: Not only we, but also the Swedish label String is celebrating its 70th birthday this year.

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The minimalist shelving system in 1961 (left). Even today, the shelving system enchants numerous walls (right).

Photo: The House / String Furniture

The 70s: a good thing

If you only think of retro wallpapers and flower power in the 70s, you will forget the wonderfully reduced designs of that time. Such as the elegant bentwood chair from Thonet. Designed in the 1850s, it is still loved and celebrated to this day: the classic is currently celebrating a revival, particularly in its original design (covered with cane). We find it perfectly right!

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A bentwood chair group in the middle of a futuristic living room (left). Today, the bentwood chair is covered in a classic way with cane (right).

Photo: The House / Thonet

In terms of lighting, too, a round and reduced design was particularly eye-catching in the 1970s and also today. This flower pot lamp by the designer Verner Panton could not be missing in any men's room. Designed in 1968, it moved pop art culture into houses and apartments. The lamp is still very popular - which is also due to the fact that it is now not only available in many colors, but also made of copper, brass or stainless steel: restrained elegance that fascinates.

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The spherical lamp as a round and reduced design in the 1970s (left). Today the flower pot lamp exudes pure elegance (right).

Photo: The house / & tradition

The 80s: game, set and victory

In this legendary age, one thing is particularly important: Nothing works without a Bauhaus - because many of the furniture classics that are over 50 years old were in demand again like never before. When Marcel Breuer experimented with tubular steel in the 1930s, he did not know that he should design one of the most important side tables in history - and the present day. The nesting tables “B9” are still part of the standard furniture of many timelessly beautiful living rooms.

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Nesting tables made of tubular steel in 1983 (left). Today, nesting tables are still an eye-catcher in the living room (right).

Photo: The House / Thonet

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