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Furnish is a little east end shop featuring vintage & retro furniture, accessories and knicknacks on the great Chatworth Road. Run by two east end blokes plus WAG. Come visit! Modern furniture became popular culture in the 1930s and 40s, part of the Modernist Era, a time which sought to embrace a free thinking future, about shedding stuffy old traditions, embracing colour, texture and new shapes. Furniture was transformed during this time from traditional dark wood, gilded, flamboyant, heavy, ornate, impractical showy stuff that depicted wealth, to new, innovative, simple, practical designs and not just in wood but using moulded plywood and elm, fibreglass and different steels and plastics thanks to more advanced methods of manufacturing. By the 50s, overseas influence had brought about an ‘International Style’, with designs becoming simpler still. Danish design then took hold in the 60s and 70s, where designs were more flowing, more organic and reverted to the use of more natural materials. The changes in furniture design during this period were closely linked to changes in architecture during this time, with a number of iconic pieces from contributors such as Ludwig Miles van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Charles & Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen, who all came from strong architectural backgrounds. Items from this period are referred to as ‘mid century modern’ and it is this stuff we intend to bring to Chatsworth Road and beyond!