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Lisa Hayek: Vintage and Retro Design

£29.95

Retro and Vintage are buzzwords that include 1930s Jägermeister, 1950s Roberts DAB Radio, and 1970s G Plan Furniture. While Eames Lounge Chairs, Levis 501, or Chanel N° 5 have always been popular and evolved into style icons, other products and styles were (almost) forgotten. Rediscovered in recent years, some of them have made a comeback, reaching unprecedented levels of popularity today and becoming part of a hip lifestyle. This volume presents a wide range of products that are back in the limelight in their original version, or with modern technology behind the old exterior. Furthermore, the selection also includes new products that draw on styles from the past as well as modified relaunches and new editions. Whether regarding food, technology, fashion or transportation, it is a celebration of nostalgia that makes reference to bygone times.