Design Sofas and Artistic Movements: From the 1970s to Today!

If you enjoyed the first article about design sofas and artistic movements from the 1920s to the 1970s, get ready to relax and enjoy the second part. As we know, interior design follows cyclical patterns. The trends that have marked its history can positively influence our furniture choices. However, it’s crucial not to go overboard with daring mix-and-match attempts.

Postmodernism of the 1980s
We arrive from the psychedelic and optical shapes of the 1970s, which featured floral patterns and geometric forms. This era was marked not only by New Age philosophy and flower children but also by a strong environmental consciousness and the birth of the environmentalist spirit. The tendency for sharing, typical of the time, also led to the preference for open spaces, designed for inclusivity. The 1980s brought forth the explosive arrival of postmodernism. Black leather-covered poufs, sofas, and cushions, creating living spaces adorned with African ethnic items and Oriental rugs. Interior design during this period was whimsical, imaginative, and eclectic, blending past and present. Our design sofa, the Ateneo model, with its soft lines and linear version, recalls this colorful and lively period. We recommend it in strawberry-red leather to pay homage to the aesthetics of the Milanese Memphis movement.

The Rediscovery of the 1990s
This decade is characterized by a return to poor art, bringing recycling into vogue. The trend for spacious, undivided homes gained momentum, continuing a process that had begun in the 1970s and embraced open spaces. This era ushered in sobriety, leaving behind the extravagance of the 1980s. Interior design became less ostentatious and more human-centered. Vivid colors made way for white, black, and neon. The style was comfortable yet never mundane. For this decade, we suggest considering the Catullo model among our design sofas, particularly the angular version in deluxe fabric with light tones to embrace the typical minimalism of this era.

The 2000s: The New Millennium
The early years of the new millennium were defined by not only technology and globalization but also a strong environmental consciousness. Green living gained significant traction, driving designers to create innovative solutions that met the need to live in homes closely connected to nature. To reduce the ecological footprint, the use of recycled or recyclable materials was promoted. Over the years, the way we live in our homes has evolved, leading to a new distribution of spaces. The open space concept became predominant, and there was a growing awareness of space utilization, with people choosing homes with rooms designed for everyday use. Today, with the advent of remote working and distance learning, our approach to home spaces and furnishings has fundamentally changed. Comfort and ease of organization have become paramount. The kitchen table has become the hub for virtual meetings, while the sofa is the place to end the day by sending the last email. Among our design sofas, the Gene model with a relaxation feature is our recommendation. It provides ultimate comfort and unique style to meet the demands of contemporary living.

Now that we’ve concluded this journey through design sofas and artistic movements, we recommend you to visit our stores so that you can see and try the sofas before you find your match.


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