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Vintage Metal Tins, Trays, Coasters, Plates & Coffee Sets. Your Retro Kitchen is here!

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Vintage Metal Tins, Trays, Coasters, Plates & Coffee Sets. Your Retro Kitchen is here!

Whether your vintage tastes are colourfully psychedelic Dutch Tomado metal tins or if you prefer the more classic Cathrineholm kitchenware, we've got just the thing to keep this Spring bright and cheery... Our vintage section is alive with a rainbow of colours and patterns. Just the thing for brightening your retro home. Our vintage stock is carefully sourced (by me), from across Europe and include well known producers such as Dutch company, Tomado and English Designer, Ian Logan. I always aim to provide something unique for my loyal customers. With an ever changing range, it is always worth popping back to our vintage department to...

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The Amazing Designers Behind Our Retro & Vintage Cards & Wrap

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The Amazing Designers Behind Our Retro & Vintage Cards & Wrap

About Pineapple Retro's Card Range All the greeting cards and wrapping paper in this section have been carefully chosen by me for their bold designs and bright colours. If they have a retro vibe, even better, and a healthy dose of rainbows of course. Pilgrim Lee Pilgrim is a very talented illustrator, with a recognisable style, almost psychedelic and influenced by many vintage sources. Dripping with colour, you can't help but smile when you see her designs. Coming to you, literally from the other side of the world, in Melbourne, Australia.Browse Pilgrim Lee's retro card designs Dicky-Bird Dicky-Bird work from a small...

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Designer Feature: Kitchen ware by Lotta Kuhlhorn of Sweden

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Designer Feature: Kitchen ware by Lotta Kuhlhorn of Sweden

Swedish designer, Lotta Kühlhorn is passionate about patterns and here, at Pineapple Retro we're proud to be stocking her beautiful, distinctive Scandinavian range of kitchenware by Koloni.   In the 1990s Lotta was one of the first Swedish designers to use a more pop art approach. Like Warhol before her, she looked at everyday items and then turned them into bold graphic, almost cartoon-like prints and repeats. This method of simplifying and repeating was to become a foundation style of Lotta's, seeing her evolve into more geometric designs, incorporating beautiful symmetrical, repeating patterns. Lotta has experimented with a vast range of patterns over the years,...

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Designer Feature: You Make Me Design - Acrylic Retro Brooches, Necklaces, GPO Phones and Clocks

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Designer Feature: You Make Me Design - Acrylic Retro Brooches, Necklaces, GPO Phones and Clocks

When I started sourcing stock for my new venture, the very first person I contacted was the lovely Emily Bardgett of, You Make Me Design. Working with her partner in crime (and life), Mark, they produce awesome jewellery and home ware products, primarily made in acrylic and wood. Iconic Cathrineholm-Style Coffee Pot Designs I have admired her Cathrineholm style acrylic coffee pot brooches for a long time, and loved her bold, clean style, not to mention the fabulous colours! It goes without saying, as a big Arne Clausen fan, I had to stock the laser-cut, acrylic Cathrineholm coffee pots, (brooches & necklaces). I think they're fab. Sophie...

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Used Vintage & Modern Retro in One, Very Colourful Place

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Used Vintage & Modern Retro in One, Very Colourful Place

Why Pineapple Retro has changed We've not so much changed, but evolved. Having been in the vintage trade for the past 11 years, things aren't quite what they used to be. When I started Pineapple Retro, many of the 'traditional' antique dealers thought it a bit odd when I staggered across the local car boot sale, laden with the very brightest coloured vintage plastic, and then back a second and third time with equally vibrant vintage clothing finds - all with a big smile on my face! Back then, that colourful vintage niche existed and very few others were doing it but in recent...

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