The current focus is on sustainability and therefore natural materials like wood, veneer, glass and stone are trending at the moment. No matter how many new materials would come in the market, wood mainly hardwood is the most classic and sought-after option for creating luxury furniture.
Oak: Oak timber has been used for centuries to create high-quality furniture. And it is still incredibly popular amidst furniture manufacturers for its strength and durability. “Classics are always around...Good old oak is still a preferred choice of many, utters Rishabh Kapoor - Founder & Interior Designer, Design Deconstruct.
Teak: Luxury furniture makers and designers have a soft spot for this gorgeous material used to make high-quality door frames, cabinets, tables, furniture, and even decorative items.“We meld artistic elements such as hand painting with contemporary furniture. Inlay work is popular, too, as it exudes a touch of ‘Indian ness’ with modern luxe. But, at the end of the day, high-quality materials like teak and meticulous finishes are timeless, shares Ar Anupriya Sahu, Founder and Design Head, Alankaram, M.P
Apart from these, Indian Ebony - a dark-coloured exotic timber, Indian Rosewood or Sheesham, Mahogany, and acacia are other classic timbers that have stood the test of time and are still popular materials in premium furnishings.
This article is a part of our exclusive article ‘Hottest Materials for Luxury Furniture Designs’ which is originally published in Furniture Design & Technology (FDT Magazine) January-February 2023 print issue. If you want to read the full article, please subscribe Furniture Design & Technology Magazine here:
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