Vintage Patio Furniture – One of the enormous movements in recent designs is a step towards re-creating retro. You can find all kinds of restaurants and other buildings, especially in places like Palm Springs experiencing a revival in retro style. But one of the biggest areas to see a boom in redesign is retro patio furniture. Maybe this is because so many people in the baby boomer generation remember this style of furniture since their youth. Maybe it’s because this kind of classic design brings back memories from a time when life was much simpler than now.
You can find a website on the internet that only displays a modern version of classic shellback or steel shell terrace chairs. Which, if you leave in the rain, will soon rust and your father must spend hours sanding it with sandpaper and steel wool before he repaints it. Another website, which is quite extraordinary, only sells finished original steel furniture. The people who run this site are hunting all over the country to find terrace launchers, or high chairs or set bars from the 40s and 50s, buy them, re-polish and then sell them back online.
And they were re-ordered for months at a time because so many people wanted this vintage Americana piece. Other websites have reinvented the original design of Bellaire clamshell steel patio chairs by harvesting gold, avocados, turquoise and purple. They only come in a number of vintage colors and frames that form the arms and legs are always white tube steel. Flatten it at the bottom for the runners so they don’t roll on the yard. It’s amazing how many variations in this style.