Did you put a Lava Lamp next to your bed?
Laying in bed, you’d stair at the bubbles floating to the surface. Oh wow, those psychedelic colors of the late 1960’s and 1970s. The glitzy velvet and polyester glamour of the 1970’s. The bright pop colors of the 1980’s. Decor styles have been in constant flux over the years and decades.
The 1970’s. I bet you knew someone that had a Lava Lamp. It was infused with psychedelic colors, bubbling to the surface rhythmically.
The late 1960s and into the 1970s, were trademarks of bright colors. Some color combinations that were hugely popular were bright green and yellow, brown and orange. The materials of the 1970’s included glitzy velvet and glamour of polyester.
Bean Bags, originally called ‘Sacco’ bags, an Italian invention in ’69, was the first chair to adjust to the person sitting in it, as it could be molded to an individual body shape. The Ball Chair was shaped like a globe and is famous for its unconventional shape was designed by Finnish furniture designer in 1963. Waterbeds took off in popularity throughout the 1970’s, as the Bed of the Sexual Revolution. Eventually their decline came about do to their high maintenance costs.
Leather Couches, Shag-pile carpets, gaudy lampshades, the 70′s furniture made use of many materials. In these pieces popular colors used consisted of brown, purple, orange, and yellow (sometimes all in the same piece of fabric). Another major aspect of 1970s furniture is the use of teak wood in fashionable furniture and paneling.
Electronics & Extras
TV with knob and antenna – Remember always having to get up to turn the knob ‘click’… ’click’… ’click’… You get frustrated as none of the shows come in, as you start moving the antenna around. A show comes in and as soon as you sit back down … Oh no, static again! You get back up again. This time you break out some aluminum foil and cover the antenna. Lava Lamps invented in 1963 by British entrepreneur Edward Craven Walker were made of carbon tetrachloride inside the glass casing. A poisonous, and can present a danger to pets and small children who could accidentally ingest the lava lamp contents upon breaking/spilling the lamp). Tab soda, a Coca-Cola product, was created in 1963, and was fairly popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
The 1980’s. The attitude of the decade was brash.
It was about bright pop colors. With some exceptions, the dominant furniture styles tended to be minimalist – even bordering on harsh. Materials like formica (a brand of composite materials manufactured by New Zealand-based Formica Group. The material often resembles a shiny and reflecting surface.
All styles and shapes with no limits. From really square and monotone, to twisted and circular bursting with bright color — there was absolutely no limit! Materials like formica (a brand of composite materials manufactured by a New Zealand Group) was at the forefront, The material often resembles a shiny and reflecting surface.
Electronics & Extras
Vhs or Betamax players, which do you prefer?
The videotape format war was a period of intense competition between models of consumer-level analog video videocassette and video cassette recorders (VCR) in the late 1970s and the 1980s, mainly involving the Betamax and Video Home System (VHS) formats. Betamax (Developed in Japan) offered a more optimal speed and a slightly higher resolution than VHS. But in the end it was VHS that ultimately emerged as the preeminent format.