These chic modern sofas, credenzas and coffee tables take a cue from the past.

Our favourite new furniture channels plenty of retro style. From asymmetrical bar cabinets to modernist loungers with a beach-house twist, we’re drawn to fresh pieces with timeless cool.

The asymmetrical walnut Urbancase sidebar ($4,150) is a beautiful mix of craftsmanship and quirk (and a handy place to store your cocktail glasses). Mint Interiors, Vancouver,

Want a little colour? Add a throw pillow. Want a lot of colour? Go bold with the saturated, celestial blue luster velvet Mid-Century sofa (from $1,559) from West Elm. West Elm, Vancouver and Calgary,

Hide your back issues of Western Living and remote controls beneath the swivelling lid of the white oak Menu Turning table ($749). Nineteen Ten, Vancouver,

The sleek, armless form of the fold-down Innovation Oldschool sofa ($1,395) is at odds with the classic tufting and buttery leather upholstery, but it's a beautiful dichotomy.Inspiration Furniture, Vancouver,

The McGuire Furniture Tansen lounge chair and ottoman ($$10,220 for the set) channels modernism by way of the Bahamas€”this piece would look equally at home in a sleek Scandinavian-inspired space or a breezy beach house. Brougham Interiors, Vancouver,; Eisenberg’s Fine Furniture, Calgary,