Groovy Flashback: 30 Iconic 1970s Images That Defined a Generation

By Jack Ripley | December 17, 2023

The Luigi Colani office chair, 1970

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The iconic Luigi Colani office chair, released in 1970, is an instantly recognizable piece of furniture. Its design was revolutionary for its time; the curved shape and bright colors were a far cry from the traditional boxy chairs that had been popular up until then. The chair was designed by Italian designer Luigi Colani, who drew inspiration from his favorite films like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Fantastic Voyage". Not only did this chair make waves in the design world, but it also became a symbol of modernity and sophistication. 

Jodie Foster during a visit to London to promote the film ‘Bugsy Malone’, 1976.

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A young Jodie Foster was captured by photographer Terry O'Neill during a visit to London in 1976 to promote her film 'Bugsy Malone.' Foster was only 13 years old at the time but had already been acting for several years, including roles in films like 'Taxi Driver' and 'Freaky Friday.' O'Neill's photograph captures the innocence and youthfulness of Foster during this early stage of her career.