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About the Chair Report

The Chair Trend Report explores the latest in home furnishings, office furniture and other decorating developments. Through our crowd-sourced research, businesses can gain insight on how the armchair, reclining chair, couch and a variety of sofas are being developed and marketed to adapt to consumer tastes. Our report features the works of Ottoman and IKEA, and provides significant data on how these companies are capturing consumer attention.

Who It's For

The Chair Trend Report is ideal for professionals in the furniture industry, home decorators, designers, as well as those in retail and marketing.

The Chair Report provides a wealth of information and maps consumer patterns to enable that spark of creativity needed for innovation and product design.

The Chair Trend Report, last published on Oct 01, 2014, includes 146 PRO Trends and 730 examples of chair market research and chair consumer trends related to: home furnishings, office furniture, decorating, sofas, armchair and chair trends.

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Methodology

Our chair research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced chair articles and 2,110,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 146 Chair PRO Trends = 146 Powerpoint Pages Chair PPT Report
• 730 Chair Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 102 Chair Videos (Online) Chair Videos
• 4,380 Chair Images (Online) Chair Images
• 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 Chair Pro Trends

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

Niche Fandom Celeb merchandise takes an eclectic turn as consumers crave customization Implications - Moving beyond typical collectibles, merchandise, particularly for celebrities, are taking a more abstract turn to create consumer intrigue. Branding things like lingerie or household decor with logos or images, retailers are re-branding typically lackluster products with elements of pop culture, allowing consumers to showcase their appreciation through familiar yet creatively customized retail goods.
Niche Fandom
Celeb merchandise takes an eclectic turn as consumers crave customization
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Athletic Aids Maintaining active lifestyles, boomers turn to sports aids that reduce strain Implications - Maintaining the physicality of your youth can often be a challenge, prompting aging consumers to turn to products that make physical activities like sports more adaptable. Using aids like trollies and seat attachments to make sports like golf and paddleboarding less physically demanding, these products speak to a desire to maintain a sense of athletic involvement, even in old age.
Athletic Aids
Maintaining active lifestyles, boomers turn to sports aids that reduce strain
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Practical Printing 3D printing expands to offer functional, everyday goods Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as the market of goods is expanded to include prosthetics, foods, everyday goods and beyond. This shift towards mass adoption of 3D printed goods targets the modern consumer whose preference for convenience and tech-savvy innovations is leading towards full lifestyle immersion.
Practical Printing
3D printing expands to offer functional, everyday goods
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Alternative Ink The expansion of printing sees brands turning to unexpected sources of ink Implications - Technologies like 3D printing have reignited consumer interest in at-home technology, which is being expanded by brands and individuals with alternative ink sources. Using recycled materials or even H2O, the solutions speak to the eco-friendly consumer as well as individuals looking for economical ways to increase efficiency.
Alternative Ink
The expansion of printing sees brands turning to unexpected sources of ink
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Portable Privacy Productivity in public space is achieved through solutions that foster privacy Implications - Technology has extended the office well beyond its stationary space, making the need for portable privacy more prevalent. As working consumers seek more freedom, innovations that promote privacy and the avoidance of distraction further enhance the experience for the satellite employee. This speaks to a new attitude toward work culture that focuses more on flexibilty and resourcefulness than simply completing the task at hand.
Portable Privacy
Productivity in public space is achieved through solutions that foster privacy
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Cozy Cinema Theaters infuse elements of home to enhance entertainment with familiarity Implications - Entertainment venues like move theaters are turning to aesthetics that are reminiscent of home, giving a familiar appeal to traditionally cold, open spaces. Offering a cozier experience, these customized cinema spaces speak to a desire for more comforting yet social modes of entertainment.
Cozy Cinema
Theaters infuse elements of home to enhance entertainment with familiarity
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Subtle Smart Desks Smart furniture is augmented to be more design-conscious rather than flashy Implications - As the science fiction-like designs for smart furniture begin to look dated, consumers are seeking subtle home tech integration. The streamlining of smart furniture to be more design conscious is broadening the market segment from being just for the tech-obsessed consumer to anyone looking to integrate aspects of their digital lives.
Subtle Smart Desks
Smart furniture is augmented to be more design-conscious rather than flashy
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultural Customization Consumers turn to DIY techniques to acquire cultural goods on a budget Implications - Offering a cost-effective alternative to travel, consumers are turning to DIY goods to replicate cultural elements. Handcrafted Kimonos and tribal accessories allow consumers to experience foreign traditions without having to leave their homes, reflecting a desire for more cost-effective, yet personalized methods of exploration.
Cultural Customization
Consumers turn to DIY techniques to acquire cultural goods on a budget
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 140 more Chair PRO Trends and 730 examples!



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