The great return of formica: for a trendy and retro style at the same time

If we refer to the history of the different styles of furniture that have appeared over the years, we cannot fail to remember the reputation of furniture made in formica in the 1960s, especially for some older people. These old pieces of furniture rightly represent an incomparable cultural value that reflects the identity of the generation of that time.

Formica, a relic of the past, is beginning to occupy the current market.

And if this vestige of the past has reappeared in today’s furniture market, it is vintage that attracts the most, despite everything. To this end, it is very interesting to know in some depth what is meant by a piece of furniture in formica, what exactly is it for the novice? Indeed, formica decoration comes essentially from the use of formica sheets in the manufacture of furniture and in the decoration of a multitude of ornamental objects for the home of yesteryear.

Discovery and history of formica

Among other things, this material known as “formica” was obtained by assembling sheets of kraft paper with a layer of synthetic resin impregnated on its surface. It was originally discovered as an electrical insulator and it was not until the early 1930s that it was used for furniture decoration. And towards the end of the Second World War the great European continent, in collusion with America, was the seat of reconstruction, and formica played a leading role in interior design. This was the golden age of the use of formica in the furniture sector. At the time, the popularity of this material had reached its peak and it was in fact around the beginning of the 1970s that formica began to slip away from the furniture decorating scene as a whole.

The strengths of formica furniture

Put on the market towards the end of the 1950s, the formica style became the most popular piece of furniture of the time. In appearance, formica furniture looks so pretty, light and easy to maintain, unlike very heavy wooden furniture that is heavy and difficult to move. As a result, formica furniture is now gradually beginning to become fashionable models that will be covering the furniture market place in the near future. And subsequently, many sites have now decided to take over the sales of these black pearls to the great surprise of their loyal customers, following their popularity which has risen with unexpected speed, just recently.

Finally, as far as second-hand flea markets and second-hand furniture accessory shops are concerned, the current economic situation only gives them a new chance to take off in terms of selling antique furniture. And for the relatives who might have had the opportunity to store such furniture collections for decades in their attics, they could now expect an unexpected reunion with new and unusual supporters of formica accessories. In short, the period of good deals is thus looming on the horizon with a very interesting future perspective.

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