Trend Watch: Vintage Medical Chic?

Trend Watch: Vintage Medical Chic?

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Aug 11, 2010

It is safe to say that the majority of us don't look forward to visiting hospitals. From the smell of chemical disinfectant, to the stark fluorescent lighting, nothing about hospitals is welcoming. So why is it that lately vintage hospital memorabilia has been popping up everywhere?

From local vintage shops, to mass retailers like Urban Outfitters, to the very homes showcased in Apartment Therapy, vintage medical memorabilia can be found. Amazingly, the starkness and sterility we loathe about hospitals is transformed into novel and beautiful while retaining the quirk and sarcasm that take dwellings from generic to interesting and unique.

Shown above, left to right:
1. Dayana's Condo Heart Sketch
2. Jonas' Modern Hollywood Regency Homestead
3. Early 20th Century enameled steel & glass Medical/Dental Cabinet at Spinaro Design
4. Urban Medical Doctor's Cabinet at Rehab Vintage
5. White, vintage-inspired Phronology bust/jewelry holder from Urban Outfitters (not currently available).

-Jose J. Gonzalez-Maciel

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