This vintage-inspired furniture trend is still going strong – here are 9 timeless bobbin pieces to add instant charm

Bobbin furniture has now hit the mainstream, and I’ve picked my favorite pieces to give your home that timeless touch

A selection of bobbin furniture
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The bobbin furniture trend has been around since the 17th century, and is a type of timeless, baroque-style furniture that instantly elevates a space. It’s also known as spool furniture, and gets its name from having legs and other parts lathe-turned to ornamental shapes. Bobbin furniture's intricate shapes can elevate interiors from ordinary to extraordinary, and they allow for so much playfulness.

‘Thanks to Instagram, Pinterest, and cyclical interior design ebbs and flows, bobbin furniture is enjoying the spotlight,’ says New York City-based interior designer Tyler Del Vento. ‘While bobbin furniture is associated with traditional craftsmanship and heritage, mixing it with contemporary pieces is an interesting juxtaposition of styles. I recently installed a vintage bobbin console table in a hallway that was a bland, pass-through space without any personality. But given there was only going to be one piece of furniture, I needed it to be a focal point that added warmth, character, and a vintage touch. Bobbin was perfect for that.’

These days, most of my favorite home retailers are participating in the bobbin interior design trend, but adding in unique materials, shapes, angles, and colors that allow for a contemporary take. I’ve scoured them all, and narrowed it down to the best bobbin furniture for your home, no matter whether you’re looking for something traditional or contemporary.

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One of the world’s most traditional designs, bobbin furniture is getting an update with contemporary shapes and materials, and instantly elevates a classic chair or table in a unique way. The understated, handcrafted qualities allow you to bring character and a vintage-inspired look into your home, and there are modern iterations with this furniture trend too as well if you want to keep things more playful. 

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.