Popular Designers

The retro style in modern fashion has dominated the world of interior design ever since the turn of the decade. Based o­n the chic aesthetics that emerged in the art world during the middle of the 20th century, retro designers have had a incredibly significant influence o­n the evolution of modern furniture and decor. Whether you are interested in recreating the look and feel of a 1950s home or you are simply in the market for a tasteful item that incorporates the artistic values of previous decades, the world of retro furniture has nearly everything that you could want to decorate your home. Let's take a look at a couple of the most important retro designers that have started the trends that are so popular today.

Perhaps the most influential retro designer in the world of interior design is Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings. Robsjohn-Gibbings was an architect and furniture designer from the United Kingdom whose work was very influential o­n the aesthetic tastes of the upper and middle class during the 1930s and 1940s. Amongst designers and fashion historians, he is best known for his book Goodbye, Mr. Chippendale that severely criticized the American trend for recreating furniture with an exaggerate Georgian style. Instead, he called for a style of furniture that directly reflected the tastes and aesthetics of modern art, a theme that came to dominate furniture design for decades to come.

The other most important retro designer according to most fashion critics is Edward Wormley. Wormley is famous for a series of tables, couches and chairs that he designed for Dunbar during the 1940s. Like Robsjohn-Gibbings, Wormley was firmly opposed to the prevalent trends in traditional furniture and created furniture that was informed by the essential elements of modern sculpture. Some of the most treasured designs of Wormley are his dining tables and stacking tables.