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The Short List: The Best ’70s-Inspired Furniture

Curves ahead.

10 December, 2021

Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!

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Rounded corners and serpentine shapes make these ’70s (and ’70s-inspired) pieces feel totally original. Don’t limit them to modern interiors—they provide a smart foil to more traditional rooms, too.


  • Cab Armchair

    Mario Bellini used only zippers as the fastening mechanism for his luxe leather armchair. How sexy is that? $2,076. luminaire.com.

  • Drum Table

    A virtually seamless bronze finish and ultra-simple shape make Milo Baughman’s brushed-metal table a time-tested classic. By Thayer Coggin, $2,395. dwr.com.

  • Gastone Trolley

    Available in five different colors, this cocktail party must-have folds away for easy storage. By Antonio Citterio con Oliver Löw. $1,095. kartell.com.

  • Bambole Armchair

    Sink-right-in softness and removable covers make the Le Bambole collection a stylish (and sensible) choice for movie night. From $4,595. bebitalia.com.

  • Conrad Wire Glass Side Table

    A sleek study in tubular chrome and the perfect place to rest a drink. $399. cb2.com.

  • Camaleonda Sofa

    Bellini’s original modular design has been reimagined with sustainable materials and an even more plush feel. Price upon request. bebitalia.com.

  • Cream Lacquered Steel Low Table

    Customize the high-shine lacquered finish on this versatile coffee table to match any hue imaginable. $12,000. geraldblandinc.com.

  • S 533 L Cantilever Chair

    It might have been designed in 1927, but Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic steel chair epitomized ’70s chic decades later. $2,479. thonet.de.

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    Written by Emma Bazilian