The 1960s Home
The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a marked growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. Consumers who had grown up during the 1940s and 50s with its attendant privations could now confidently enjoy the fruits of the consumer society, troubled only perhaps by the shadow of the atomic bomb.
The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic housing and interiors between 1960 and 1970. Although this period has received increasing attention in recent years much of it has been concentrated on progressive and exclusive design rather than on the furniture and furnishings of the 'average' home.