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About the Furniture Report

The Furniture Trend Report examines furniture trends, whether in home furniture or office furniture. Providing insight into the furniture industry and furnishings that cater to the busy, multitasking consumer of today, these trends include topics on city furniture, space-saving room design, compact bedroom furniture, patio furniture and collapsible storage.

Who It's For

Whether you own a furniture shop, manage a furniture warehouse or are an interior designer looking for furnishing ideas, our report will help you leverage trends and better understand the furniture consumer’s mindset. Our Furniture Trend Report offers innovative insight into the construction, design and marketing of furniture pieces to keep you on the cutting edge of this industry.

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The Furniture Report

Last published on Sep 02, 2014, the Furniture Report includes 91 PRO Trends (91 Pages) and 455 examples of furniture market research and furniture consumer trends related to: home furniture, office furniture, furniture design, furnishings, bedroom furniture, room design, patio furniture, city furniture, furniture stores, tables, chairs, seating, fixtures and furniture trends. The report includes all of our Furniture research collected over the last few years (roughly 25% of the collection is from this year.)

Report Contents

• 91 Furniture PRO Trends = 91 Powerpoint Pages Furniture PPT Report
• 455 Furniture Examples
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Art Deco, Art, Bed, Museum, Contemporary Art, Storage, Fantasy, Lighting, Mirror, Tattoos, Paint, Street Art, Photo Editing, Business Card, Sculpture, Sofa, Paper, Chair, Restaurant, Flowers, Bath, Dining, Digital Art, Lamp, Graffiti, Bookshelf, Lawn Furniture, Jack-O-Lantern, Candle, Sink and more!

Sample Furniture Pro Trends

Each Furniture PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online furniture articles, videos and images. Examples:

Cottage Couture Cabin life conveys a toned-down opulence while emphasizing nature Implications - As cities increase more and more in population, the ability to get away from it all truly becomes a luxury. Once considered a vacation for those who couldn’t afford a trip overseas, cottages now serve as the ultimate nirvana. With the end of the recession, consumers make an attempt at being credit-savvy by showing off their money in a toned-down, eco-friendly manner.
Cottage Couture
Cabin life conveys a toned-down opulence while emphasizing nature
12 Examples + Score + Implications


Next Besting (UPDATE) Consumers bypass traditional brands for the next best alternative Implications - In our current period of economic uncertainty, consumers are still buying things, but they are becoming more conscious of what they actually need and why. In all categories, they are in pursuit of the 'next best thing'. We coined this term 'Next Besting' in 2008, but we continue to see it play out in all categories, including fashion and technology where budget-friendly alternative products are breaking new ground.
Next Besting (UPDATE)
Consumers bypass traditional brands for the next best alternative
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Minimal Impulse Tendency towards bare simplicity in home design and furniture Implications - Minimalism is becoming the base for home decor and furniture design, which caters to today's busier consumer. Whereas complexity in design may induce psychological clutter in an already hectic lifestyle, raw functionality and clean visual aesthetic help to reinstate some aspect of calmness and order.
Minimal Impulse
Tendency towards bare simplicity in home design and furniture
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Urbane Naturalism Wooden decor & furnishings let city-dwellers bring the outdoors, indoors Implications - With nature-focused concepts becoming increasingly prevalent within today’s society, companies are providing a more practical approach for consumers to incorporate nature into their own lives. Giving customers the option of furniture pieces and home decor with an all-wooden touch, businesses are attending to a market who wants to enjoy the outdoors even when they’re in the city.
Urbane Naturalism
Wooden decor & furnishings let city-dwellers bring the outdoors, indoors
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Pretty Pixelation Pixels are no longer exclusively a photography faux-pas Implications - Once considered exclusively a photography faux-pas, pixelation has now lent itself to the art and design world. Innovators are drawing inspiration from computerized images in order to create imperfect-looking products in the realm of furniture, films, eye wear, gadgets and more. Collage-esque pixelated styles coincide with a consumer desire for imperfection and a DIY ethos.
Pretty Pixelation
Pixels are no longer exclusively a photography faux-pas
12 Examples + Score + Implications


Optical Illusionism Trompe l'oeils offer an intelligent escape from reality Implications - Consumers are no longer attracted to purely "pretty" items. The incorporation of optical illusions into products coincides with the desire for items that make people think, use their imagination, while at the same time escaping from the banality of everyday life. From home design to fashion prints, things are not always what they seem.
Optical Illusionism
Trompe l'oeils offer an intelligent escape from reality
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Illumineon Neon LEDs are delivering a playful and colorful alternative to traditional bulbs Implications - The direction towards lower energy consumption has increased the adoption of LED lights, with neon LEDs in particular gaining popularity for both commercial and residential uses. The growing demand for neon LEDs points to consumer interest in color and whimsicality in our most basic, day-to-day functions.
Illumineon
Neon LEDs are delivering a playful and colorful alternative to traditional bulbs
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Concrete Jungle Cement transcends ordinary construction applications Implications - It seems as if city dwellers are embracing their urban surroundings in more ways than one. Cement-crafted items are on the rise, with everything from jewelry to cars made of hard, stone-cold concrete. This unyielding material creates the perfect foundation for durable and long-lasting products and also provides an intriguing contrast to the plethora of green innovations popping up in urban centers.
Concrete Jungle
Cement transcends ordinary construction applications
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Audioscopic Pervasion of musical technology Implications - For Generation X and Y, and millions of others around the world, music is a part of daily life--if not a necessity. The result is an increase in products built with audio capability, regardless of their primary function. While sound systems become more sleek and complex in design, everything from clothes to furniture becomes increasingly incorporated with docking systems and musical technology.
Audioscopic
Pervasion of musical technology
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Foldaway Clutter Collapsible furniture makes room for more enjoyment in small spaces Implications - Whether described as collapsible or expandable, furniture that can be altered in size to adapt to different needs is a booming trend. Particularly for those furnishing smaller spaces, designs that can be made less invasive when not in use can make tighter quarters seem more comfortable.
Foldaway Clutter
Collapsible furniture makes room for more enjoyment in small spaces
12 Examples + Score + Implications


Preserving Privacy Designs that encourage isolation at the workplace Implications - Although the trend in workplace design has been toward open spaces to encourage interaction, there is also an opposite trend in preserving workplace privacy. Designers are creating self-privacy pods to which workers can retreat for a bit of peace and quiet. Encouraging isolation in this way does not deter from an organization's goal to enhance interaction and team-building, but rather compliments it by giving employees a place where they can de-stress and clear the mind -- something that is certainly necessary in today's fast-paced and stressful work culture.
Preserving Privacy
Designs that encourage isolation at the workplace
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Graffiti Mimicry Street art goes from urban sub-culture to mainstream creative Implications - Once limited to the streets and used as a powerful form of public self-expression and labeling, graffiti has now moved on to homes and day-to-day products as an appealing form of aesthetic design. Decorating home decor, fashion, photography and furniture, the underlying principles of street art -- chaotic color, messy script and often disconnected imagery -- speak to a love of disorder and artistic expression.
Graffiti Mimicry
Street art goes from urban sub-culture to mainstream creative
10 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 85 more Furniture PRO Trends and 455 examples!



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