Seventies-inspired interiors are known for the use of earth colours, especially toffee leather, which was used mostly in chairs and sofas, as well as pistachio greens, oranges, yellows, and pinks that accentuate the neutrality of colours.
Whether it's a classic film from the Seventies or a recent one set in the heyday of retro and Motown, these films exude the distinctive colours and aesthetics that have set the 1970s permanently into our style books.
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
Based on the 1962 book of the same name by Anthony Burgess, this disturbing and violent dystopian film has its production design, film sets, and furniture as a "sight for sore eyes". Designed by John Barry, this Stanley Kubrick masterpiece has hyper-stylised film sets that capture mid-century and retro-futuristic interior design, space age furniture, and works of notable pop artists like Allen Jones, Herman Makkink, Cornelius Makkink, and sleeve/product designer Roger Dean.
The furniture shows us a glimpse of a not-too-distant future because of its lines and shapes but utilises the colour palettes of the retro era. Meanwhile, in the open plan house of Mr and Mrs Alexander's displays curated ultra-modern and space-age '60s furniture that have been prevalent until the '70s after the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969.