It’s not just a brand, it’s a story.
Essential Home is so much more than a beloved brand of amazing mid-century pieces; it’s also passion, inspiration and nostalgia. Behind each piece designed and produced by this brand is a story and inspiration beyond belief. And although you may know the pieces, you probably don’t know what inspired this amazing brand and elevated it to what it is nowadays.
Hollywood in the 60’s
We were all enticed by the glamorous Hollywood in the 50’s and 60’s. What’s not to love? It isn’t a surprise that Essential Home took this nostalgia of black and white movies, and movie stars with an impact as strong as their presence on screen, for a lot of their pieces. Seductive and unique, like Hedy Lamarr; strong and appealing like Henry Fonda, it’s the words we can use to describe the mid-century pieces by this incredible brand.
It’s pieces like Kelly, a bar stool inspired by the curved and sculpted arches from the bar in the classic movie Casablanca, and Dean, an armchair featuring strong presence with the dark blue leather and boxy look, that are inspired by the glamorous Hollywood in the 50’s and 60’s. Pieces that bring nostalgia and greatly reminds us of our favorite vintage movies and movie stars.
You already must know by now that Essential Home is very much inspired by the mid-century interior design of the 1950’s and 60’s, especially in cities like Palm Springs in the US. A city of promises, of glamour, of color and romance, it greatly influenced this brand and the pieces designed.
Grace is a tub sofa with a curved shapes and a solid body produced in dark ebony wood. The beautiful color and the leather material greatly reminds us of Palm Springs and the mid-century style that is so popular back then in this city of the US.
It was icons like Monroe and Hepburn that inspired fashion back in the 50’s that also inspired Essential Home. Being another form of art and design, fashion holds the same elegance and importance as design itself. Even nowadays, Gucci and Dior are great influences for brands around the world, including Essential Home.
It’s pieces like Monroe and Sophia that take inspiration not only in the mid-century modern design but fashion icons that truly embody the feminism, sensuality and passion of strong women of this era.
Personalities that create true masterpieces of cinematography is one of Essential Home‘s greatest inspirations, wanting to provide an homage in their pieces to one of the most artistic and remarkable forms of art. Classic movies like Pulp Fiction, Psycho and even Spielberg’s unique creations, are the truest form of inspiration.
Hitchcock is a rug with a three-dimensional effect layered structure that simulates the intriguing aspects of the psyche. inspired by many movie directors and the intricacy of their masterpieces, Essential Home created several rugs of this kind, just as inspiring as the Hitchcock.
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