What trend models were presented by world furniture manufacturers at major international exhibitions?
Massive chairs, smart furniture, a variety of colors, laconic design – at the largest international exhibitions, world manufacturers presented their vision of furniture in the coming years. We selected the most trending models and in the fall we will present new products to our readers.
What furniture will be at the peak of popularity in the near future?
Modesty aside, massive upholstered furniture comes into fashion. Especially popular in the next few years will be the use of large dining chairs, similar to armchairs. A wide back, armrests and upholstery made of soft plush turn a once simple piece of furniture into a throne.
Sofas, on the other hand, are becoming more and more like large pillows – rounded shapes, a wide soft back create a cosiness at home, a kind of cocoon in which you can hide from stress.
Simplicity and minimalism
If earlier cabinet furniture was mostly made in the classical style, today simplicity and laconicism of design have come to the fore.
So, until last year, for everyone beloved “furniture wall”, there was a requirement for a cabinet – without it, furniture sets were simply not for sale. In 2018, small “walls” consisting of RTV cabinets and shelves began to sell very well. The market instantly switched to a small format, as it is cheaper and does not clutter up the already small spaces of the apartments.
Everything will be smart, including in our apartments. And if earlier a real buyer could not afford to buy, for example, a wardrobe-bed, since such smart solutions were presented on the market in single copies or were made only on order, now they are available to everyone. Today, in addition to the classic options for the execution of smart furniture – a wardrobe bed and a sofa bed – you can buy many other options for smart furniture.
A smart kitchen is a small block in which all household appliances are built in; in fact, it is a fully functional kitchen that looks more like a wardrobe. A buffet is a kitchen module that does not have built-in appliances, but in small apartments you can put a free-standing oven on it or cut in a sink. This is a great way to save space in small rooms, as well as the ability to diversify the kitchen with a mobile “island”.
All kinds of slider systems are gaining popularity, which are used both in kitchens and in residential cabinet furniture, as well as all sorts of options for folding tables, which should occupy a minimum of space and be designed for 1-2 people, and in the unfolded one – take 4-6 guests.
Colors and textures
Forest or concrete jungle? If earlier leather and eco-leather prevailed in upholstered furniture, now they are replaced by fabrics. Velor, structural fabrics and printed fabrics will be especially popular in the new season. In addition, we are waiting for combinations of different fabrics, fabrics with floral ornaments, especially ferns, bright rich colors and their muted powdery shades.
For those who prefer office jungle to nature, there is good news too. The trend colors of the next few years are gray concrete, natural wood colors, as well as a combination of these materials with white.
As for textures, such different materials as wood and concrete or metal and quartz will increasingly be combined.