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CIRCA WHAT: Pagodas

CIRCA WHAT: Pagodas

Chinoiserie being a HUGE influence on Florida Vintage, follows one of our favorite motifs, Pagodas. Chinoiserie stemming from European aristocrats, focused on traditional asian motifs, such as foo dogs, elephants, koi fish, pagodas, and all things bamboo.   The...

CIRCA WHO: Broyhill Furniture

CIRCA WHO: Broyhill Furniture

Broyhill, the iconic, American designed and manufactured furniture legacy known for its mid century modern Brasilia, sculptura, and magna collections and our personal favorite here at Circa who, the faux bamboo collection they briefly produced. Hailing from the...

CIRCA WHAT: The Peacock Chair

CIRCA WHAT: The Peacock Chair

Origin of The Peacock Chair As early as the 1600s, European colonists began bringing back beautifully woven products and furniture made of rattan from locations in Southeast Asia. Although the origins of the Peacock Chair have been widely debated, most accounts trace...

Circa WHAT :Tole (Chandelier)

Circa WHAT :Tole (Chandelier)

The word tole refers to painted tinplate. Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. Tole chandeliers are light fixtures made of metal and painted with enamel paint or lacquer. Vintage tole chandeliers trace...

CIRCA WHO: Buri Rattan

CIRCA WHO: Buri Rattan

CIRCA WHAT: Buri is a type of palm tree that grows in abundance in the arid regions of the world. The dried leaves are removed and used for other products such as hats and fans. The hard rib is split with a sharp knife. The ribbon makes a strong, flexible fiber...

Circa Who Featured by Kristen Rivoli

Circa Who Featured by Kristen Rivoli

Dreaming of palm trees and sandy beaches yet? October 30th brought with it a few inches of snow to Boston so sunshine and warm weather are on my mind for sure! I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Palm Beach for work. Since childhood, I’ve...

CIRCA WHO: Henry Olko

CIRCA WHO: Henry Olko

Henry Olko, who has a master’s in architecture, was a furniture maker for more than 30 years. The little-known American furniture designer Henry Olko often worked with pliable bamboo, willow, rattan, and leather-wraps. The vintage circa 1970s sculptural, was the...

CIRCA WHO: Betty Cobonpue

CIRCA WHO: Betty Cobonpue

Betty Cobonpue is a Philippines-based designer, who in the 1980s created a line of furniture called Scultura. Cobonpue has described her design sensibility with a simple mantra: "No hard edges." In her work, lines flow smoothly through the entire piece. She often...

CIRCA WHO: Gabriella Crespi

CIRCA WHO: Gabriella Crespi

Gabriella Crespi, a Milanese designer, best known for her sculptural furniture designs of the 1960s and 1970s. She issued her first line, the “Small Lune” collection, in the 1950s. Crespi studied at the Polytechnic in Milan, where she garnered a fascination with the...