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November 1, 2013
The 1960s mod subculture which revolved around mopeds, modern jazz and dandy fashion has grown to influence the design world in countless ways. Here are only a few home furnishings out of the many that are influenced by this unforgettable era.
Mabel by Donna Wilson for <a href="https://www.scp.co.uk/default.asp?Display=https://www.scp.co.uk/designers/displayDesigner.asp?DesignerID=3316">SCP</a>

This statement sofa designed by Donna Wilson for the British brand SCP takes a cue from the famous mod-era model Twiggy by using bright yellow floral fabric.

Originally appeared in Milan 2009: Sofas
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1960s sofa styles were characterized by their slim and short legs. This statement sofa designed by Kati Meyer-Brühl features a slightly different take on that distinct design but with a more edgy, rebellious feel.

Originally appeared in Conversation Piece: 7 Statement Sofas
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Circular Shelving System by Muuto

Nonconforming and psychedelic, these shelves from Muuto are customizable to redefine your space.

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Blue chair with cork seat and metal legs

Shell designs for furniture were not only indicative of the British mod era but could be seen worldwide in the 1960s. This stool created by Note Design Studio is made of a cork seat with long, metal legs.

Originally appeared in Boet Stool
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Sold by Prague Kolektiv, these kid's table and stools were created in 1960s Czechoslovakia.

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TT by Ron Gilad for Adele-C

The 1960s were a great time in space exploration and that pop culture obsession leaked into the design world. This tray holder designed by Ron Gllad brings a bit of retrofuturism and optical illusion to a piece of furniture that is usually overlooked.

Originally appeared in Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed
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Innovations in technology during the 1960s allowed for designers to have more freedom with creativity. These storage units, created by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur are pop art-inspired yet provide a necessary service.

Originally appeared in Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
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Mabel by Donna Wilson for <a href="https://www.scp.co.uk/default.asp?Display=https://www.scp.co.uk/designers/displayDesigner.asp?DesignerID=3316">SCP</a>

This statement sofa designed by Donna Wilson for the British brand SCP takes a cue from the famous mod-era model Twiggy by using bright yellow floral fabric.

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