There was a time when these items were considered a sign of consistency, and about their purchase wanted in each Soviet family. Alas, the fickle fashion and basic progress has done its work, turning the once coveted the deficit in the outdated trash. But here's what is surprising: many of these items still continue to live in our homes.
Cervantite chunky buffet for a thin legs with a hollow bottom portion and a superstructure with a transparent glass was monstrously popular in 1950-60-ies. Place the sideboard took a lot, things contained a little, but still was considered extremely prestigious to have a similar piece in the apartment.
The feasibility to store this echo of the past today with a lot more functional, light and contemporary in terms of design options, of course, raises questions.
"Wall"In the early 1970s the country came the era of the so-called "panel furniture". Stunted cupboards on the fashion pedestal was pushed back "walls" — a multifunctional growth cabinets under two and a half meters. This furniture could take up most of the room, but from purchase it stopped nobody, including the owners of the tiny one-bedroom apartments.
Especially prized model then from East Germany and Romania.
To fit into the "wall" was almost a lifetime: from the book collection of the family (of the book, as we remember, was also a deficit) and tableware to clothing, footwear and diverse small things.
To contain such a giant in the apartment today is appropriate except in the case if you terribly don't like the space, love the dark tones, dust, and things that attract her.
Covered one component of the prosperity of the Soviet citizen. Buy this patterned decor was akin to a holiday and could be compared in scale only to that of the acquisition of the aforementioned wall or crystal.
Not bother buyers carpet the prospect of regular exercise to maintain purity.
Subsequently, the carpet was laid several responsibilities: a decorative and socially prestigious (if the apartment has carpet, and preferably two, for a purse of owners of the house can not worry).
With the collapse of the Union of love of citizens in the several carpets cooled. But few dared to get out of his apartment this symbol of wealth and prosperity.
The advantages of such conservatism is, of course, is. You can hide the defects of Wallpaper, and if the house has a cat, to amuse him, without effort.
Trellis and troumouse one captor of free space on the trellis legs. Some have installed it in the hallway, the other in the hall and some in the bedroom if the apartment had more than one room.
There is another option with a single mirror (at least cumbersome and awkward by modern standards), dressing table.
Chairs on notchnet, by themselves, they are quite decent, if we talk about the restored samples, specially tailored to the interior in the best traditions of those times.
But if we are talking about one or two renegades with threadbare upholstery, located near modern soft furnishings, creating a contrast that is simply impossible not to notice that the verdict can be only one – in the trash.
Safahat foam cushions that bed-transformer, in principle, could not last more than 10 years, for pressed beyond recognition, some to this day keep the subject's life, littered the apartment.
Chandelier "under crystal"Love of products made of crystal among the inhabitants of the Soviet Union was big, but that's to afford the crystal to a few. So even though the dream of every housewife and was a chandelier from the coveted material, had to settle for a modest imitation – "plastic crystal".
The first couple of years this design tolerably well replaced "dream". But soon was taking the position of: faded and has acquired a yellow tint. What can we say about those chandeliers that had survived the Union, and patiently continue to hover under the ceiling to this day...
Torchere the last candidate to send to the dump.
Not that this subject was a mandatory attribute of the interior of a Soviet apartment, was more likely considered something of an integral part of home comfort. So rare the hostess was able to walk in the store the past and resist from buying.
But buying is buying, other thing – the ability to keep the thing. Many still can't part with this accessory. And this is despite the fact that for life in a few decades the symbol of comfort completely lost its former appeal.