Vintage and Nostalgia Play Important Role in Today’s “Industrial Sleek” Kitchens and Restaurants C Dianne Zweig, Editor of Iantiqueonline.com explores how nostalgia and vintage play a role in "industrial sleek" kitchen and restaurants. What's new in today's kitchens and homes?
fabric that reminded me of my atomic era home in the late 50’s. Yet the fabric was beautifully designed for today’s styles. The colors however and images were reminiscent of many of the patterns used on barkcloth draperies of the 1950s.
The question remains, are people still after buying antiques and collectibles? This is an important question for me to consider as I am the author of a popular book, “Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s. There are plenty of baby boomers and others e still interested in collecting and selling retro and vintage wares.
But what is also true is that the cyber generation may be less interested in family heirlooms than previous generations. You will also notice a rise in interest in Art Deco, Arts and Crafts style and certainly Mid-Century and Modern Vintage styles. You will also find that many baby boomers are cleaning out their houses and wanting to live with less “stuff” and that the newer “industrial sleeK’ look is compatible with the “less is better” trend”.
C. Dianne Zweig is Editor of Iantiqueonline.com and is a kitschy kitchen collector and the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and the just released Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. You can find Dianne’s “hot” an d“cool” collectibles at her shoppe, Kitsch-N-Stuff which is part of The Collinsville Antiques Company on Route 44, New Hartford, Connecticut. (new location). When visiting her shoppe, be sure to dine at the in-house “Crusin Cafe” which is decorated in original retro style. For more information go to cdiannezweig.com