The Vintage Home #14: Euro Designs

German interior design is very different than American - or at least it was.  The furniture and decor seem more space-age, more clean and sterile.  You wouldn't accuse anything in this German design magazine of being "quaint" or "rustic".  It's all very sleek and functional.

These pages come from several issues of German/Sweden publications from the early 1970s and the late 1960s. I had a blast flipping through these.  They've got it all: from egg chairs to mini skirts, this certainly isn't dry reading. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Click on the links below to view the pages full size.


  1. Interesting contrasts of very comfortable and horribly uncomfortable.

    My Mom has brought me her shoe box of photos from the 70s and I will be scanning soon. Wait till you see some of this stuff!

  2. I actually think these are pretty awesome, but the lady having sex with the dentist chair looks weird.

    There's a funny site called Eurobad which features truly AWFUL European interior design from the 70s.

  3. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    Ball Chair that is visible in first batch of pictures was Finnish design -still Euro design though...


    And I think that the Germans have a very obvious rustic side as well. Just think of Alpine things

  4. I wish I had a lot of this furniture. It's very Space 1999. Love it!

  5. AnonymousJuly 23, 2011

    Very cool! I for one would like to see more such images. Danke!

  6. Somebody help me out...on form_066_064, that very cool sink with the flip out whatsit underneath. My German is bad. Is that a bidet underneath? Urinal? Pet dish? I know they're trying to multitask here, I just can't figure out exactly what.