Table of contents:
- Pop design
- The hardware store - an idea of the 1970s
- Flower power and living in a shared apartment
- Role models from the 1970s
- Pop colorful and evergreen
- Round furniture in the 1970s
- A good mood for breakfast
Video: Living in the style of the 70s
The 1970s - a play instinct that was never suspected inspires us and changes living and furnishing. We like good mood colors, Pril flowers and other eye-catching patterns. In contrast to the striking happy design, the decade is anything but naive-innocent - the terror of the RAF casts long shadows in Germany.
Reconciliation: New Ostpolitik: In December 1970 Willy Brandt kneels in front of the Warsaw Ghetto memorial.
Empty streets: Four car-free Sundays were prescribed in 1973 due to the oil crisis.
Ene mene miste: Getting smart becomes fun: 1971 “Die Sendung mit der Maus” starts, in 1973 the “Rappelkiste”.
Buckle up: Seat belts have been mandatory in cars since 1976.
Woman power: In January '77 Alice Schwarzer brought the magazine "Emma" to the kiosk.
Nightlife: The film "Saturday Night Fever" triggers the disco wave of the 70s.
German autumn: The RAF terror culminated from September '77: kidnapping and murder of employer president Hanns Martin Schleyer, kidnapping and storming of the Lufthansa plane "Landshut", suicide of Baader, Ensslin and Raspe in Stammheim.
Inge Meysel on a HOUSE cover from the seventies.
Photo: Archive The House
Objectivity was yesterday - now organically soft curves dominate the picture. In front of wallpapers with psychedelic XL patterns, living landscapes and Flokati carpets invite you to stroll, and mushroom-shaped lights bathe the room in orange-red light.
The crunchy modular sofa "Togo" reflects the informal lifestyle of the 70s. That's how it looks at 40 years old - it came on the market in 1974 - young and casual. Two-seater from 1, 817 euros, the cover is voluminously padded with polyester wadding. By Ligne Roset.
Photo: Ligne Roset
The hardware store - an idea of the 1970s
An Eldorado opens up for hobby craftsmen: the first DIY stores open. Practical if you want to expand the hobby room into a party cellar in keeping with the trend. It celebrates with music from the Les Humphries Singers - and with Toast Hawaii.
Flower power and living in a shared apartment
A whole new form of living is making a career: the WG. If you don't want to be part of the establishment, you set up here in the 70s - with furniture made from Jaffa boxes and incense sticks. And from '78 onwards conjured up the end of the beautiful new plastic world: "Jute instead of plastic!"
Role models from the 1970s
Ideas for current wallpapers are based on models from the 1970s: the “Lavaliers” pattern was shown in a 1975 book. The manufacturer Little Greene made a new collection out of it, including this wallpaper in the color "Atomic Red", for about 95 euros (52 centimeters x ten meters).
A red and white wallpaper from the 70s.
Photo: Little Greene
Pop colorful and evergreen
One or the other wallows in this picture perhaps in happy childhood memories, because many children's rooms of the 70s were furnished in one way or another. Textiles and wallpapers with “1, 2, 3” patterns from byGraziela already existed and the Panton Chair anyway.
1, 2, 3 bed linen and a Panton chair were popular in the 1970s.
The plastic chair has been in series production since 1967 and has been a design icon ever since - even after the end of the "plastic era" of the 1960s and 1970s. Made of polypropylene, 83 x 61 x 50 centimeters, about 250 euros. Children's bedding "1, 2, 3" made of cotton, duvet cover 100 x 135 centimeters and pillowcase 60 x 40 centimeters, about 50 euros, from byGraziela.
Round furniture in the 1970s
The "Orion" spherical lamp recognizes the signs of the time: plastic and round shapes are en vogue. Pendant lamp for about 55 euros from Koziol. There is even more 70s mood with a model in bright colors.
In the 1970s, angular, angular furniture was replaced by softer shapes.
A good mood for breakfast
The republic blossomed in 1972: cheerful Pril flowers stuck to tiles, exercise books and letter boxes. We still have no objection to the floral good mood decoration today. For example, the “Anmut Bloom” coffee cup, about 15 euros or the “Anmut Universal” coffee pot for about 70 euros, from Villeroy & Boch.
Dishes with a floral pattern made it into the present day.
Photo: Villeroy & Boch