Updating 1970 s lighting

If you’re interested in collecting Memphis-Milano pieces and are lucky enough to score one, it can be the conversation-starting centerpiece of a room, shelf or tabletop.View Dennis Zanone’s Flickr photostream here, and join his Facebook fans here. From still life photography to new products inspired by Memphis motifs (like the pillows at the top of this section), today’s design offerings are finally reflecting the high-end, highly creative geometric style of the 1980s.From metallic accents to striking angles and curves, many ’80s motifs are surprisingly modern–even timeless–making them easy to integrate into today’s design.When I first wrote this post six years ago, the ’80s revival hadn’t officially hit the world of design.Reflective surfaces, achieved with materials such as mirror, chrome and glass, were used to visually enlarge a room.

While this 1980s look was once labeled “outdated,” a new generation has welcomed its patterns in the realms of fashion and music.

Time to update this post with new images that prove 1980s style is reaching a whole new generation of design enthusiasts.

Here’s our breakdown of 1980s interior design styles…In the ’80s, a modern look often reflected the “less is more” approach, with minimalist spaces showcasing clean-lined furniture.

Pendant lights are also a great way to add personality to your kitchen.

They can be hard-wired or plugged in and this model makes it easy to change the shade in a snap.

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