Decades of Design

The Brick celebrates five decades of design!

The Brick started as a single Edmonton showroom, back in 1971. Since then, we’ve grown to over 200 stores, bringing stylish and affordable furniture, appliances and mattresses to Canadians coast to coast. Trends have come and gone – bye-bye pet rocks, leg warmers and acid wash! – but others have stood the test of time. Adding period pieces to your circa-2021 space is easier than you might think. Pick a few “time capsule” items to create a focal point and get your guests talking. Here are 17 pieces worth rediscovering.

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modern century modern. warm colours, space age vibes.
1970s style


Mid-century modern matches a variety of décor styles. Make a statement with fiercely sleep upholstery, abstract patterns and a scene-stealing Sputnik-style pendant light.


Embrace the more-is-more 1980s with vibrant jewel tones, luxe velvet and leather upholstery and plenty of gleaming glass and chrome. A leather modular sofa is the ultimate 80s accessory.

urban glam: bold hues luxury
1980s style
shabby chic destressed finishes and country florals.
1990s style


Channel shabby chic’s relaxed comfort with cozy furniture, distressed and whitewashed wood and a mix of textures, floral patterns and prints.