The 60s Interior Design Guide
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The 60s and 70s were the height of consumer electronics, with a wide variety of consumer goods from televisions to computers to refrigerators and dishwashers to televisions.
This is how the 60s were perceived by some people.
Others see them as a time of high technological innovation.
“The 60’s was a period of technological change and innovation that changed everything,” says Steve Sadowski, professor of design at the College of Charleston and the author of The 60’s: Design, Innovation, and Change.
“You can trace the evolution of consumer products and their marketing strategies to the 60’s and 70’s.”
In this photo illustration, a 60s model home is seen in Beverly Hills, California, U.K. in 2007.
As the 1960s came to an end, the 1960’s was defined by a resurgence of consumerism and the rise of the consumer brand.
A 60s home is pictured in Beverly Hill, California.
Consumerism and brand loyalty became more prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s.
This 60s refrigerator and TV set is shown at a California department store.
On the left is a television that is a 60’s design element, and on the right is a TV that is an 70’s design.
In the 1960, 60s, and 70-s, the consumer was defined more by its consumption and the way in which it was perceived by the public.
By the 1980s, there was a shift toward more consumerism in the home and a more personal connection with products.
At a 60-year-old home in the United Kingdom, an image of a woman in a 60 s style home is shown.
More: This photo illustration shows a 70s style house in a Manhattan office building.
An illustration of an 70s home in a U.N. building.