The word "retro" comes from Latin and means "backwards". Retro furniture specifically ties in with design traditions. Retro-style designer furniture is a reversion to former style epochs, often they have icon status or are timelessly beautiful. Some designer furniture is still produced unchanged or better today, including the geometric-looking furniture of the Charles & Ray Eames couple from the 1950s and 1960s, the famous armchairs, including the "Swan Chair" from the Copenhagen SAS Hotel by Arne Jacobsen, which are still produced by the Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen, and the chairs and tables of the traditional company Thonet, which changed the world with its dismountable wooden coffee house chairs.
Retro is not just typical Retro
Some of the furniture is original, others have easily kept up with the times, they are available in modern color and material variations or with ergonomic or practical additions, such as the desks from USM Haller with sliding tops and motorized height adjustment. The pro office shop offers the right furniture for working or living in every style. Many of the retro pieces of furniture perfectly complement the existing furniture - restraint here is in front of epochal hodgepodge, then retro pieces can be casually staged with other furniture or become the showpiece of the room.
Vintage, vintage style and shabby chic
Not all retro is vintage. Vintage furniture is used furniture that is not yet antiques: Furniture that was produced from 1920 to 1980 and is preserved originals. Vintage style, in turn, refers to new furniture that has been trimmed to look old in the "used look", also known as "shabby chic". Genuine retro takes up the form and colour language of famous designers or eras, but is a new product. Vintage and retro furniture combines their special look and charm.
Retro style in the pro office shop
The pro office shop offers a lot of retro furniture and high quality lamps. With the offer in the shop you can not only furnish your office or home office, but you can also design the whole apartment, including the living room, bedroom, kitchen and dining room. Retro furniture always remains modern and does not get old. Retro simply offers new ideas for living; colours and shapes of past eras still inspire today, for example the sofa "Barcelona Chair" (1929-1931) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe made of hand-sewn leather.