Defining the furniture styles of the 1970s is not a simple task. Some household icons from the 1960s, such as shag rugs and lava lamps, were stowaways well into the 1970s, but the Watergate decade definitely developed signature styles. Variations in materials and color, as well as the degree of ornamentation and utility, gave the 1970s an unforgettable and, at times, contradictory furniture design legacy. In my opinion, the 1970s era was the last true period of encompassing design; no defining style, fashion, look, or concept has occurred since.
This 1970s banquette was purchased by Bene in