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FDT Bureau

In this issue of Furniture Design and Technology (FDT) Magazine, we bring forth an array of insightful articles that promise to intrigue and inform. Additionally, in this edition, we explore the potential of India to emerge as a global hub for readymade furniture manufacturing. With the Indian government recognizing the significance of the furniture sector in driving economic growth, we examine the strategic measures required to overcome challenges and achieve competitiveness on a global scale.

Multifunctional furniture has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years, driven by the need for space-saving solutions. However, as larger homes make a comeback, we analyze the evolving preferences of consumers and ponder over the future trajectory of multifunctional furniture design. Moreover, join us on a captivating journey through the illustrious career of French designer Philippe Starck, whose innovative and principled approach has revolutionized the world of design for over half a century.

Luxury bespoke furniture embodies a harmonious blend of craftsmanship and machinery. In this issue, we delve into the intricate process of achieving personalization through a seamless integration of handmade techniques and cutting-edge technology. Furthermore, the unsung heroes of home design – hardware elements – take center stage as we explore the latest trends and innovations in kitchen, wardrobe, and furniture hardware design. From integrated LED lighting to smart hinges with touch control, modern hardware redefines functionality and aesthetics.

In celebration of Women’s Day, we hear from women architects and designers about their favorite furniture pieces used in recent projects, emphasizing the fusion of form, function, and aesthetics. Additionally, wardrobe design is a specialized field that demands careful consideration of individual needs and lifestyle habits. In this issue, we uncover common mistakes in closet design and provide insights to steer clear of potential pitfalls.

Lastly, we shine a spotlight on the booming business of furniture coating in India, shedding light on ongoing innovations and newer products that are shaping the industry landscape. As you immerse yourself in the diverse topics covered in this issue, we hope to inspire your creativity and ignite your passion for furniture design and technology. Stay tuned for an enriching journey through the fascinating world of furniture innovation and craftsmanship.

Vertica Dvivedi
Editor-in-Chief (Design Business Edition)
Furniture Design & Technology (FDT Magazine)




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