Super lucky to of found this amazing sample book of vinyl upholstery for transport and upholstery trades just last week.
Dating from the 1950’s the book contains 60+ samples of vinyl showcasing different textures, patterns, colours and finishes.
See just a small selection below.
It’s amazing to recognise so many of the patterns and colours from the book on different pieces of furniture I’ve dealt with over the last 10+ years. However I must say my favourite was towards the rear of the book, and appears to of been a late inclusion as it is fixed differently to the other samples.
As you can see, this finish is called ‘Satellite’ and definitely has a strong atomic influence. Reminds me very much of those 1950’s French coat/cloth/hat racks by Roger Feraud.
I don’t know what it is about them, but I’ve definitely for a thing for big lounges. Perhaps its the ‘look at me, I can seat 5+ people at once’ attitude that they give off, or the idea of the room it would be in and how it would be furnished that I’m attracted too, but regardless, I find them really, really cool.
So it’s no surprise that I was impressed by this awesome corner lounge and two matching lounge chairs on eBay this week.
In the right space, I think that it would look amazing! And all for the reasonable (starting price) of only $400!
To find search eBay for – ORIGINAL VINTAGE RETRO CIRCA 1960 VINYL CURVED 3 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE MID-CENTURY.
Be sure to have some strong men at your disposal and large double doors into your living/lounge room to save any heart (and back) ache! Until next time.