I’m not sure if I’m going to add the new CBS show Swingtown to my TiVo faves just yet, but it’s a lot of nostalgic fun to check out the furniture and home design on this Winnetka-set series that starts out in the summer of 1976. The shag carpeting’s wall-to-wall, the kids play Gnip Gnop in a red, white, and blue bedroom, and there is more avocado than in Rick Bayless’s walk-in cooler. Upright yet open-minded Bruce and Susan move across the street from swingin’ Trini and Tom, who have awesome pool furniture. I got in touch with set designer Beauchamp Fontaine (you’re not going to find THAT on a keychain at Navy Pier!), who told me some of those chairs are Verner Panton S-chair repros, available locally at Orange Skin for $245, and the molded fiberglass lounge chairs ($595) came from Room Service L.A. Groovy!
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