THOSE WERE THE DAYS: DECORATING WITH BRANIFF

posted by on 2011.04.21, under Seventies Style
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Braniff was an airline at the cutting edge of fashion and design in the 70s. From hiring Alexander Calder to paint their planes, to calling on Pucci to design futuristic airplane uniforms, they stayed true to their campaign of ending the “plain plane.”

Alexander Girard's "New Look Gate," with Herman Miller seating. Designed for the Braniff International Airlines passenger lounge at Love Field in Dallas, Texas.

 

In this day and age with stuffy economy flights and stressful security checks, it’s hard to believe Braniff could have ever existed.

Just another groovy airport lounge brought to you by Braniff

Luckily, many vintage remnants and reproductions still exist on eBay and etsy for those who want to keep the dream alive…

 

Designed by Alexander Girard, this lovely set features the BI logo engraved on the bottom of each saucer. Everything here, $29.

Vtg. Braniff Airlines Demitasse 10 Cups 5 Saucers Tray, $29

 

For $3.99 you can own a piece of the Pucci-clad Braniff stewardesses in your home. For dramatic effect, consider framing this 5″ x 7″ print in a much larger frame with a floating white mat.

'66 CUTE BRANIFF BABES STEWARDESS BOEING AIRPLANE PHOTO 5"x7", $3.99

 

They don’t make playing cards like these anymore. Designed by Alexander Girard with tons of adorable phrases and translations, the BI cards are a real treat for the card game and graphic design aficionado.

BRANIFF International Translation Playing Cards MINT, $30

 

Just one of many travel posters advertising BI, nicely sized and priced.

Argentina Braniff 1950's Classic Travel Poster 18x24, $9.95

 

A kitschy handmade switchplate on etsy features one of Braniff’s promotional designs, pretty cute if you ask me.

Braniff Airways Chicago Switchplate, $12


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