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High-End Residential and Commercial Furniture: Scope and Trends in India

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High-End Residential and Commercial Furniture: Scope and Trends in India
L-R Mr. Ashish Jain, Co-Founder, Spin Ecommerce and Director, Shark Design Studio, Delhi; Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee, Dean, School of Design and Innovation, RV University, Bengaluru; Mr. Manoj Tomar, Founder & MD, AFC Furniture Solutions, Delhi; Ms. Sapna Aggarwal, Founder and Creative Director, ANSA Architecture & Interiors, Delhi; Ms. Zainab Mukadam, Head of Design & Workplace,Cushman & Wakefield, Mumbai; and Ar. Alhad Gore, Managing Partner, Beyond Design Architects and Consultants, Thane.

Distinguished individuals such as Ar Alhad Gore, Managing Partner, Beyond Design Architects and Consultants; Mr Manoj Tomar, Founder and Managing Director, AFC Furniture Solutions; Ms Zainab Mukadam, Head of Design and Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield; Mr Ashish Jain, Co-founder, Spin Ecommerce and Director, Shark Design Studio; and Ms Sapna Agarwal, Founder and Creative Director, ANSA Architecture & Interiors, embarked on a comprehensive exploration of the furniture manufacturing industry’s growth prospects over the next five years. Skillfully moderating this engaging session was Dr Anuradha Chatterjee, Dean, School of Design and Innovation at RV University.

The panelists discussed various aspects of high-end furniture, including materials, craftsmanship, detailing, innovation, and authenticity. The conversation touched upon the role of materials in luxury furniture and the need for sustainable and responsibly sourced materials. The use of wood, bamboo, mycelium, and other innovative materials was also discussed, along with the challenges of ensuring fire resistance and sustainable end-of-life options.

The experts acknowledged the growing market for high-end furniture, particularly in the post-COVID era, where people have come to appreciate the value of their homes and are willing to invest more in them. They discussed the concept of affordable luxury and how it’s a subjective term based on individual disposable income and personal identity. The discussion concluded with a reflection on the future of the high-end furniture market, where the integration of technology, sustainable practices, and a focus on health and wellbeing are expected to be key trends.

 

 


 

This article is the exclusive article ‘High-End Residential and Commercial Furniture’ which is originally published in Furniture Design & Technology (FDT Magazine) November 2023 print issue. If you want to read the full article, please subscribe Furniture Design & Technology Magazine here: 

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