Like a flash from the past, the ‘80s retro aesthetic has been slowly coming back into the disco light. With clothes from almost 40 years ago hitting mainstream once again, it was only a matter of time before the inside of our homes would follow suit, thus, the comeback of wavy and colorful furniture!
Young artist and interior design student Frances Dandan completely understood the assignment when she recently launched her ‘80s-inspired Flossy Furniture line on Instagram. The collection consists of funky mirrors and pedestals that are perfect as statement pieces for your bedroom or office. Her wavy mirrors, in particular, come in various colors, sizes, and shapes, and each one undeniably deserves a spot on your next IG-worthy mirror selfie.
If you want to know more about these cool pieces, check out our interview with Frances below:
On her take on the ‘80s aesthetic:
“The main inspiration of my works is from the Memphis design movement in the ‘80s, an era that was known for very unapologetic, colorful, and irregular forms,” Frances explained. “Much like how this style was a response to the minimal and straightforward design trend at the time, I guess incorporating this to my own product design style was also a contrast against the subdued and minimalistic trend of neutrals in fashion and furniture happening at the time I launched the pieces,” she adds.
On the best places to put her pieces:
“Honestly if you ask me, you can place these anywhere you like!” Frances tells Preview. Based on her past clients, Frances shared how often she saw both the mini mirrors and pedestals on her clients’ desks to bring some personality to their workspaces. Others also placed their midi flossy mirrors on their vanity tables!
“As much as these are statement pieces aesthetically, they are still very functional. The mirror often acts as a quick preview of yourself while working, while the pedestal can be used as a laptop stand or a table space saver,” explains the designer.
On where to get your own Flossy Furniture:
Frances opens for pre-orders via a form link in her personal Instagram account. Keep in mind, though, that since she works as a one-woman studio with just the help of her cousin/studio assistant, everything is made-to-order. This also means that her pieces are available for a limited time only since she’s unable to take too many at a time.
Now, for anyone already on standby for Frances’ next drop, patience is key. Considering she’s a student first, she only accepts orders during semestral breaks.
For more information on Frances Dandan’s Flossy Furniture, stay updated by following her on Instagram.