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Boom in antique furniture driven by environmentally-conscious millennials who are rejecting 'fast furniture' The Sunday Telegraph 10th Feb 2019

Wooden furniture is back in style CREDIT: Christie's

A boom in antique sales has been driven by eco-conscious millennials who are rejecting “fast furniture”.

While the enduring image of a young person in their first home is the assembly of cheap flat-pack tables and wardrobes, many members of the younger generation are rejecting this stereotype and filling their houses with antique finds . . .

“They know that antiques are better for the carbon footprint. We clearly see an increased interest from the younger generation of buyers who want unique, personal and quality items that last over time.

“It is just not sustainable for our world to continue to consume as we do today, and have done over the last few decades. So, today, many of the younger generation actively choose to furnish their homes with pre-owned furniture, which surprisingly is often cheaper than even Ikea furniture.”

Also driving this trend is the Instagram aesthetic; people hungry for inspiration often land on the idea of buying photogenic vintage pieces.

Antique furniture is back on trend. 

 After years of waiting, antique dealers have their wish – brown is in once more, writes Elfreda Pownall      The Sunday Telegraph    10 Feb 2019 


For years, like prophets in the wilderness, antique dealers have been heralding the return of “brown furniture” – pieces made from such dark woods as mahogany, oak, cherry and walnut – the stuff that made their fortunes in the Eighties and Nineties. This was the era of the English Country House look, when furniture, from the finest Chippendale to container-loads of dull Edwardian dining chairs, was shipped to the US every week. 

It was a time when well-heeled British buyers were competing for the best of these pieces, while the rest of us, pre-Ikea, were putting up with stripped pine. At last the dealers have their wish; brown furniture is beginning to sell again, but this time prices are rock-bottom: The Antique Collectors Club index shows antique furniture has fallen in value 45 per cent since 2002. 

Price, and the fashion for interiors with strong dark colours and vivid patterns, which work well with dark wood, have driven the revival, as well as a revolt against the predictable cookie-cutter look of many any fast-furniture shops 



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