Oranges, turquoise, olive green, blues and patterns, all in soft shades and plush fabrics. Interior design from the 1960s were often finished in richly toned woods, with curved shapes and forms, ensuring the home was warm and inviting.

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blog (5) 1960s Lucite & Chrome Atomic Pendant Light
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blog (4) Cup shaped Murano glass lampshade, Italy, 20th Century
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blog (3) Tommi Parzinger nightstands, pair
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blog (2) Viggo Boesen, attribution lounge chairs, pair
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blog (1) 1960s nightstands, pair
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During the decade, the trend was to move away from traditional and to instead mix styles, with late 19th century pieces positioned with 20th century styles such as Art Deco. Art movements such as Pop and Op art influenced interior design, from the colors of David Hockney's pool scenes and Andy Warhol's screen prints to Bridget Riley's use of pattern.

blog (10) Roy Lichtenstein, "Pyramids" Signed AP Lithograph, 1969
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blog (9) Jürgen Reipka, Serigraph in colors, Op-Art Composition, 1970
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blog (8) Richard Anuszkiewicz, Yellow Op-Art Intaglio Aquatint Etching
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blog (7) Josef Albers, Green Op-Art Silkscreen from Formulation: Articulation
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blog (6) David Hockney Two Peppers, 1973
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blog (11) Ed Ruscha Hollywood, 1968
Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Habitat was launched in the UK in 1964 by Terence Conran and in the same decade Joe Colombo debuted his compact living block, design was multi-purpose and functional as well as being beautifully sculpted.

blog A Scandinavian Modern Standing Tray, 1960
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blog (12) Roberto Gabetti & Aimaro Isola Tacolo da Taeletta vanity
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blog (14) Founder of Habitat Terence Conran
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blog (13) Arne Jacobsen Egg chair
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blog (15) Joe Colombo compact living interior design
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David Hicks was widely regarded as the design guru of the decade. His spaces captured the mix of styles and periods synonymous with the sixties, from plastic furniture to rich rugs and woods.

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blog (17) Example of one of Hicks' vibrant interiors
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blog (18) Josef Hoffmann Cabinett lounge chairs, pair
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blog (19) A wing back easy chair of Georgian design
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blog (20) Peter Murdoch's paper chair
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The decade saw incredibly innovative works of design, such as Peter Murdoch's paper chair. The chair was designed to last no more than 6 months and was decorated in Op art patterns. Barnebys has selected pieces which are a little longer lasting. Inspired by the era? Don't forget to click on the item to check it out.

blog (21) Ole Wanscher sofa
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blog (22) Finn Juhl dining chairs, set of six
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blog (23) Danish Cabinetmaker lounge chairs, pair
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blog (24) Chahan Minassian La Gondola chairs, pair
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