Tag Archives: Retro

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Designer Spotlight: Jacques Adnet

Jacques Adnet was a French art deco modernist designer, interior designer and architect who was known for his incredible designs in leather. Born April 20, 1901 in Paris, Jacques Adnet knew from a young age that he was destined to design. As a child he often built tiny model furniture from found objects such as wood and fabric. Adnet attended the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre followed by the École des Beaux-Arts Paris. Continue reading

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Style Files: Furniture Suites

Furniture suites can often conjure up horrific images of cheap college housing. Remember your first apartment that you rented already furbished? You probably had a black ceramic lamp with one missing bulb, a black aluminum table with a permanently dirty glass top and a set of Formica bedroom furniture that looked like it belonged in a mental institution. Right? It’s ok, we’ve all been there. Continue reading

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The History of Clocks

When you think about home décor do you think of beds, chairs, sofas, and settees? What about your smaller décor? Perhaps you’ll throw some leather bound books on a mantle and a decorative candle on an end table and call it a day. Have you ever looked around a room and thought, “If I add one more tchotchke in here my partner will go bananas but there’s something missing?” There’s one staple piece of home décor that is often overlooked yet totally functional. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you: clocks. Clocks are an often-overlooked yet totally necessary part of any home décor. With the digital age it’s easy to see why traditional timepieces are no longer thought of as necessary but a clock can add so much to a space. Continue reading

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New Pieces at AntiquitiesWeb!

At AntiquitiesWeb, we consider November 1st the official kick-off date of the holiday season. We can already smell the mulled wine on the stovetop and feel the urge to do some early gift shopping. The best part of the holidays is, without a doubt, getting together with friends and family to laugh at old memories while making new ones. If you’re hosting a celebration at your home this year chances are you’d like to refresh your abode before those out-of-towners come knocking on your door. Continue reading

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Mid-Century Modern Designers Spotlight: Gilbert Rohde

With its sleek lines, minimalistic aesthetic and futuristic style, mid-century modern design is at once timeless and retro. Whether you’re buying a Saarinen chair with original Knoll upholstery or searching for a Storagewall from George Nelson, there are endless ways to mix mid-century pieces into the design of your home.  If you want to introduce mid-century design into your living space test the waters with a classic piece from the best designers. Their pieces never go out of style and with the proper care will last a lifetime. Continue reading