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The Thrill of The Ordinary Life

Going to work. Doing the washing. Picking up the shopping. Our everyday lives are not exactly full of passion and excitement.

But when we pay close attention for a moment, the ordinary may hold more beauty than we first thought. A simple undemanding passion can become something out of this world and totally thrilling and special.

This is the common theme for modern designer retro furniture owners — and one that can be all-consuming, passionate and a complete delight.

Why do people fall madly in love with modern designer retro furniture?

To become a better, healthier, happier version of themselves, or to discover their deep inner emotions, and encourage a positive and empowering sense of self?

I doubt it. After all, it is only furniture.

Or, is it only furniture?.

Truth be told, it is ”the only furniture” any of us retro bloodied designer furniture lovers will have in our homes.

Modern designer retro furniture has always been great. Just talking about the true benefits of modernist furniture or mid-century furniture conjures up a true feeling of creativity, imagination, and devotion to the Retro Furniture Movement.

When we buy an adorable example of modern contemporary retro furniture, with stunning sharp decisive design details, it is heartwarming, wholesome, and totally rewarding to own, admire and above all use.

Big ideas are important. Without them, no great modern design retro furniture concepts will ever leave the page and go into production. New designer retro furniture would never get made.

But sometimes the little design touches and attention to the detail of the designer furniture can add up to become what makes something work. That little special detail makes the furniture have a true function, and not just furniture art for the sake of it, but in your face, use it everyday furniture, and love it more every day as it gets older and develops a character.

In this month’s ”Worth Sharing” we are celebrating the rise of Retro Europe who have some wonderful new products in their online retro furniture store.

The Retro Europe Modern Designer Furniture Collections have a constantly clean sharp design style, they are excellent quality and a standout pricing menu.

It is worth looking at the inspiration to their core concept designer furniture. Behind their design style, is Le Corbusier and Florence Knoll, and as with these two monsters of retro furniture talent, Retro Europe understands that great design is always the attention to detail.


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Invest in a few stylish retro pieces to make your home office a place of inspiration


Are you fleeing the rat race, unable to justify the next huge increase from the Rail Company or finding new ways to economise and maximise your precious time?

So many more of us have discovered the best solution is to set up an office at home.

It must be more than somewhere to keep paperwork.

However, if you are limited to transforming your kitchen table into an ad-hoc workhorse by day, and then laying it for a cosy dinner by night, then do not not unless you want your worst nightmare.

No compromises ! – what you need is a permanent office zone.

One which is both comfortable and inspiring and definitely somewhere with a dash of classic style – because we all deserve a hit of eye candy when that tedious report needs finishing.

From years of experience I know a home office should be a retreat from the rest of the house. It must be more than somewhere to keep paperwork. The office needs to have peace and quiet, a professional environment to deal with the work of a professional. Yes you.

Good storage and a desk fit for purpose, and with that all important comfortable chair. Why not decorate in restful colours to promote calmness and pictures of your favourite pastimes combined with a few personal touches .

I like to think of my space as a study rather than a home office. I like my Navy Tri Pod Lamp, Eiffel Office Chair and my classic Eiffel Table. I have both a cosy and a very productive space.

Retro Office Furniture is hot today coming on the heels of the ApprenticeTV show where the Boardroom and outer office of the Lord Alan Sugar are furnished with Eames, Florence Knoll and Noguchi classic pieces. Sales of retro furniture have rocketed on line in the wake of such influential programmes.

The style is all about post-war materials – it is sexy and sassy – and will make your day a little more pleasurable.

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Le Corbusier or Le Bauhaus.


That is the big question.

Do you know what the differences are between a 999€ Le Bauhaus 3 –
place sofa in leather, and a 3 – place sofa in leather from the Le
Corbusier Stores costing nearly 10,000€.

Ten times the cost of the Le Bauhaus from Retro Europe is only part of the answer.

a revolution of furniture design, manufacture and supply.

So we have established the mind blowing price difference.
Retro Europe’s Le Bauhaus is roughly one tenth of the cost of a Le Corbusier 3 place sofa.

Both models are classic modernist designer sofas, with classic undertones of vintage and mid-century design elements, and they both have a polished steel frame in an industrial design style, with the cushions upholstered in fabric or leather.

The Le Corbusier LC2 is a timeless modernist designer model, which has made design history. It was originally designed in 1928 and exhibited at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929. The LC2 from Le Corbusier is the archetypal designer sofa and the pinnacle of a modernist designer conception in furnishing.

However, albeit Retro Europe’s Le Bauhaus sofa can not compete with a 100-year-old history, it is fair and reasonable to say that they both have an undeniable classic design and given time Le Bauhaus will be the industry winner, because of its modern construction and dimensions.

First, we examine the design. The LC2 from Le Corbusier uses materials from the 1920,s. It is constructed upon a steel frame and sprung with elasticated straps that offer little support for the larger heavier 20th-century user.

a revolution of furniture design, manufacture and supply.



The Le Bauhaus from Retro Europe’s online furniture store retroeurope.com is constructed on a solid hardwood frame with multi-density cushioning for greater support and a lifetime of use.

A significant difference is the size.

The LC2 Le Corbusier 3 place sofa is 180 cms long with a cushion width around 50 cms

The Le Bauhaus from Retro Europe offers close on 230 cms in length with cushions sizes a massive 70 cms.

From the Le Bauhaus Collection, you have full sized and comfortable modern designer sofas for 20th-century people, and remember we are all bigger today than our great grandparents were 100 years ago.

Plus the Le Bauhaus from Retro Europe is a full 10 cms higher to give that all important back support.

LC2 Le Corbusier modern designer sofas have for many years been loved by wealthy celebrities, and were the must-have sofa for every self-respecting modern designer furniture snob.

But the LC2 Le Corbusier sofa is pricey.


At an eye watering 10,000 euros, it is for the very wealthy and perhaps frivolous few.


Retro Europe’s Le Bauhaus at 999.00 Euros, from their highly acclaimed Reinvented, Affordable, Great Designs brand of modern designer furniture is an outright convincing winner.

Since Retro Europe launched its popular low cost – high quality affordable great designer retro furniture ranges last year, sales have gone from strength to strength, with more and savvier buyers ordering the Le Bauhaus modernist sofa from retroeurope.com

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