Making the unusual, useable and practical
Designing and making Mid-Century furniture since 2001.
Our Mid Century 50's inspired kitchens combine the vibrant colours and curvaceous line of the classic 50's designs. Modern materials and unit dimensions make sure all our appliances and technological advancements we use today will fit.
BIRCH PLY FURNITURE
We are inspired by the details of mid century culture, the design of the ‘de Stijl’ movement of the 1920/30’s and the paintings of Piet Mondrian. This is furniture designed around the concept of ‘Golden Ratio’ It just looks and feels right. Add your own unique touches by choosing paint colours and sizes to illustrate your own personal home expression. Furniture crafted on perfection. For a home made for living.
COLOUR AND DESIGN
Working with us at The Rertro Furniture Co is working with people who understand and love colour. The business grew out of a specialist decorating company focusing on paint effects and bespoke furniture painting. (See our blog about picking a colour for 28) We will talk to you to find out what is inspiring your colour choice, might be a jug, a pice of clothing, a picture from a magazine. We can match pretty much anything. Our promise is that we won’t let you make a mistake picking the colours.
Because of our background we know how to match paints and use them for different materials. The yellow glass splash back in the picture is the same yellow we sprayed the extractor for this kitchen. Very different paints but the same colour. or using them in unusual ways.
Work tops are key part of the mix, many of our kitchens use Formica - you can pick from 120 colours then we have the worktops specially made for you. Engineered stone, as in this picture, is another alternative we regularly use. It is indestructible and a great foil for the vivid colours going on elsewhere.
SEEN OUR RETRO DESIGNS?
When the props department from Marmalade Films rang to order a free standing larder unit for the new Paddington Film I thought it was a wind up.
Absolutely not. A month or so later we rocked up at Ellstree Studios and delivered Mrs Browns kitchen. It features in the scene where Paddington is hiding from the burglars, and of course its great back drop in many other parts of the film.