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ChopValue Converts Used Chopsticks into Statement Furniture

ChopValue’s work desk is made using 10,852 chopsticks that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
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Students Innovate Furniture Design Using Food Waste and Plant-Based Materials | Luffa Stoolita

The project emphasizes the integration of luffa sponges, combined with spent coffee grounds and clay-rich soil, as key components for developing the stool design.
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This Unique Lamp Series Blend Organic and Industrial Elements with Artistry and Sustainability

The lampshades are intricately handwoven around handmade metal structures, adding to their individuality.
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Pendant Lighting Crafted from Plant-Based Leather Alternative | Couro

One standout piece from the collection is the Couro 8 Leafs lamp shade, where the preserved leaf shapes are arranged into an elegant artichoke-like formation.
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Designer Crafts Chairs from Thousands of Manila Paper Pieces

Thoreen’s creation comprises four distinct chairs, each constructed from an astonishing 3,000 stacked pieces of manila paper, commonly used in envelopes.
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These Plant-Based Chairs are Redefining Sustainability in Furniture Design | Mat Chairs

The collection features two distinct chairs, one crafted from hemp and the other combining hemp with eelgrass, a marine plant akin to seaweed.
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Eco-Friendly Biocomposite Solutions for Sustainable Panels | Cocoboard

Their flagship innovation, Cocoboard, crafted from coconut husk fibers and tannin extracts, offers a versatile solution for both furniture and interior architecture.
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Sustainable Stool Born from Electronic Appliance Packaging Waste | Edgar Stool

Conceived with the goal of minimizing resource usage, energy consumption, and production costs, this portable stool stands as a testament to ingenuity.
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Eco-Friendly Office Lamp Made from Hemp and Sugarcane Bioplastic

The inspiration for the lamp’s material choice stemmed from a desire to minimize its carbon footprint.
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Ikea Introduces VAXELBRUK Collection Made from Recycled Coworker Uniforms

The collection is crafted from recycled coworker uniforms that were slated for disposal when Ikea introduced new attire in 2020.
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Architect Transforms Urban Waste into Stunning Furniture Exhibition | Ex Soup

The pieces showcased in Household Constructions showcase innovative combinations of materials, often stacked to form recognizable shapes, with many creations eschewing traditional adhesives in favour of tension to maintain ergonomic integrity.
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Discarded Lindlar Greywacke Slabs Transformed into Striking Furniture Elements

In his latest endeavour, he ventured to a quarry in Lindlar, Germany, where he salvaged discarded Lindlar Greywacke slabs, transforming what would have been waste material into striking furniture elements.
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Furniture Collection Crafted from Aluminum Crusts | One Side Sawn

Named One Side Sawn, this collection comprises flat-pack tables, shelves, cabinets, mirrors and desk accessories, all hewn from a material typically discarded during aluminium block formation.
Essajees Atelier’s Curated Selection of Sliding Doors - Slide in Style
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Essajees Atelier’s Curated Selection of Sliding Doors - Slide in Style

Essajees Atelier’s curated selection of sliding doors are seamless match for opulent residences as well as contemporary apartments, showcasing the limitless ingenuity and innovation within the realm of interior design.
It’s all about the curves - Material Matters
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It’s All about the Curves - Material Matters

As the trend towards softer curves gains momentum, it’s not just the form that’s evolving; material choices are being reevaluated too. Singh points out the resurgence of warm and organic materials, including all-wood pieces, warmer fabric hues...
It’s All about the Curves - Breaking Regimented Silhouettes
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It’s All about the Curves - Breaking Regimented Silhouettes

Elaborating on the distinctive feel that curved design furniture imparts to spaces, Kant highlights a few of its advantages “The absence of sharp corners and angular lines reduces the amount of empty or dead space, making the most of the available sq...
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Transformative 3D-Printed Furniture from Repurposed E-Waste by Lenovo

The collaboration between Lenovo and Aectual transcends traditional e-waste recycling and exemplifies an inventive approach to repurposing e-waste plastics into 3D-printed event furniture.
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Student Revitalizes Discarded Books into Unique Furniture Collection | Transformed Remnants

The Transformed Remnants collection thus challenges the perception of discarded books, transforming them into functional and visually intriguing furniture pieces.
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Designer Creates a Plastic-Free, Infinitely Recyclable Furniture Collection

No new cardboard was purchased; instead, Lamb repurposed waste from his studio, from postage boxes to toilet rolls.
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3D Printed Furniture and Lighting Reimagined from Discarded Tatami Mats | Tatami Refab Project

Honoka developed this unique material by blending biodegradable resin with Igusa grass extracted from discarded Tatami mats, addressing the declining popularity of this traditional Japanese matting.
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Bello! Bench is a Sustainable Marvel Made of 90% Recycled Aluminium

Crafted from nearly 90 per cent recycled and 100 per cent recyclable aluminium, the bench highlights the versatility of extruded aluminium.
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Wool and Bio-Resin Composite Unite for Sustainable Seating | Welsh Mountain Hembury Chair

This composite material serves as an environmentally conscious alternative to commonly used injection-molded plastics in chair design.
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Treeline Lighting Series Repurposes Urban Wood Waste for Design Innovation

Stickbulb’s approach transforms this discarded wood into high-quality, attractive lighting fixtures, raising awareness about the potential of salvage without overtly emphasizing its reclaimed nature.
Aviator-Inspired Cork Rocking Chair with Historic Homage and Eco-Friendly Craftsmanship
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Aviator-Inspired Cork Rocking Chair with Historic Homage and Eco-Friendly Craftsmanship

In celebration of its decade-long journey, Portuguese design brand Dam has introduced a cork-clad rocking chair inspired by the aesthetics of seaplanes.
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Digitally Woven Series Pushes Boundaries of 3D Printing and Sustainability

Their collaborative project, known as the Digitally Woven series, delves into the realms of 3D printing by utilizing thrice-recycled plastic and an innovative printing methodology, which involves loops instead of conventional layers.
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Transforming Car Parts into Thoughtful Furniture | Part Exchange

Masebo’s Part Exchange project, commissioned by the museum, involved acquiring an aging Alfa Romeo on eBay and creatively disassembling it for parts.
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Crafting Minimalist Sculpting Lights from Volcanic Rock | Meta Parallel

The Meta Parallel collection serves as luminous sculptures, suspending volcanic rocks in a seemingly weightless dance.
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Geometric Elegance Crafted from Metal with Minimal Wastage | OBJ-01 Lamp

The OBJ-01 lamp is crafted from laser-cut stainless steel, steel or brass and manually put together using a rubber mallet.
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Civitas Bookcase Redefines Modular Design with Aluminium Cross-Profile and Eco-Friendly Focus

The Civitas bookcase’s cross-profile, crafted from extruded aluminium, acts as a connecting element between shelves and columns.
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This Ply-Made Collapsible Pendant Light is Compact and Sustainable | Espina Pendant

Crafted from a single sheet of plywood, the lampshade incorporates a spiraled pattern that mimics the concertina effect when suspended from the central point of the sheet.
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Carlsberg Italia’s Project Transforms Plastic Kegs into Public Space Furniture

Carlsberg Italia collaborated with citizens, Milan Politecnico students, curator Davide Crippa and the district municipality to transform 2,500 kg of plastic kegs into public space furniture.
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Yuma Kano Showcases the Beauty of Rust through Furniture Design | Rust Harvest Chair

The team’s technique involved skillfully extracting rust from metal plates using acrylic resin.
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3D Printed Lamp with Natural Filaments by ZM Design Lab is Fun and Interactive | Puddy

The 3D printed lamp with natural filaments that are sourced from various types of wood enhances the beauty of the lamp.
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Design An Mor Transforms Paper Waste into Innovative Furniture Solutions | Paper Clay

Design An Mor addresses the challenge of industrial paper waste by recycling organic materials to create adaptable, versatile modular furniture.
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Table made from Eucalyptus Wood and Recycled Yoghurt Pot for Adaptable Office Settings

The Work Series II table’s construction employs formaldehyde-free glue and is coated with VOC-free, plant-based finishes.
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The Drop Side Table’s Unique Twisting Design Redefines Functionality

What sets this side table apart is its asymmetric twisting point, enabling versatile use from every angle, including when it’s inverted.
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This Revolutionary Task Chair Tackles Ocean Plastic with Recycled Fishing Nets | Liberty Ocean

This innovative chair range addresses the pressing issue of ocean plastic, setting a new standard as the first task chairs crafted from recycled fishing nets.
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Space Copenhagen and Mater Introduce Circular Seating Collection | Eternity

The high stool complements Mater’s existing collection of shell chairs made from their innovative circular waste material called Matek.
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Designers Revitalize Wood Waste into Innovative Seating Elements | WoodenWood Project

The project combines traditional woodworking with robotic printing to create seating elements using an all-natural wood paste made from sawdust, a material that is often discarded.
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This Bench Integrates History and Sustainability with Handmade Clay Bricks | Float

The making process revolves around pre-cutting each brick to precise angles and dimensions, with 360 bricks crafted into 13 different types before being intricately layered by skilled bricklayers.
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The Slide Table Pioneers Sustainable Design and Captivating Aesthetics | Deniz Aktay

Crafted from a single sheet of wood, the table’s round tabletop and interlaced legs are ingeniously cut from the same piece, ensuring no material goes to waste.
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Joanna Laajisto Showcases the Beauty of 100-Year-Old Wood through Centenniale Coffee Table

This exquisite piece of furniture embraces the natural beauty of 100-year-old wood, celebrating its imperfections and cracks as unique features.
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2m26 Crafts Innovative Portable Restaurant from Hinoki Cypress Timber

Kyoto-based architecture and design studio 2m26 recently ingeniously crafted a portable restaurant using locally-sourced Hinoki cypress timber.
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Brothers Fuse Industrial and Furniture Design to Create Funky, Sculptural Aluminium Furniture

Their initial creation, The Chub, ignited their passion, leading to an ever-expanding collection that now includes coffee tables, consoles, and beds, all boasting the same playful silhouette and vibrant hues.
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Natural Qualities of Terracotta Shine in this Botanical-Inspired Seating | Flower Power

The collection, known as Flower Power, features 13 distinct chairs and benches with exaggerated botanical shapes, intended to highlight the craftsmanship and inherent natural qualities of the material.
Illuminating Furniture: The Evolving Trends in Furniture Lighting Designs
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Illuminating Furniture: The Evolving Trends in Furniture Lighting Designs

There has been a rising trend towards incorporating lighting into the furniture itself, such as lighting built into the headboard of a bed, or in the display cabinets of a bookshelf as well.
Revolutionizing Furniture Design: Innovations in Sliding Systems for Functionality and Aesthetics
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Revolutionizing Furniture Design: Innovations in Sliding Systems for Functionality and Aesthetics

The latest innovations in furniture sliding systems are focused on improving functionality, aesthetics, and ease of use, while also incorporating new technologies and materials to create more sustainable and environmentally-friendly products.
What's New in Lighting for Furniture, Wardrobes, Kitchens and Bathrooms?
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What's New in Lighting for Furniture, Wardrobes, Kitchens and Bathrooms?

The lighting industry has evolved rapidly in the past decade. This evolution is majorly attributed to the rise in LED lighting that gave a huge boost to economical lighting solutions, the ever-developing technology and the importance...
Sliding Systems: Revolutionizing Furniture Design and Space Optimization
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Sliding Systems: Revolutionizing Furniture Design and Space Optimization

The storage requirement of an average home has soared up to almost 100 percent, however, with a significant fall in the floor space. With rising innovative sliding solutions easily available in the market for wardrobes, kitchens, and partitions...
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Designer Transforms Marble Waste into Mesmerizing Eclipse-Inspired Wall Lamps | Sole Lamps

This design concept introduces an innovative approach to utilizing marble waste, potentially offering a way to recover economic value from these beautiful yet underutilized pieces.
India Emerges as a Rising Hub for Luxury Furniture Manufacturing
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India Emerges as a Rising Hub for Luxury Furniture Manufacturing

Gabrielle Coco Chanel rightly defines luxury – as “a necessity which starts where necessities end; Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise, it is not luxury.” With that in mind...
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Designer Yuma Kano Unveils Innovative Wood-Based Material at Milan Design Week | ForestBank

Collaborating with fellow designer Sho Ota for the Touch Wood exhibition at the Alcova venue, Kano presents a remarkable decorative material reminiscent of terrazzo.
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Designer Transforms Warehouse Boxes into a Furniture Series | Muah

The series combines both unused, pristine boxes and discarded ones that have fulfilled their initial purpose.
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Contemporary Design Meets Sustainability with AIR suspension lamp

AIR boasts a dual lampshade design that offers a warm and playful interplay of light and shadow through its intricately engraved laser cuts.
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Mingyu Xu Studio Reinforces Bamboo Weaving into Contemporary Furniture Design | Parallel Forest

At SaloneSatellite 2023, Mingyu Xu Studio, a London-based design team, showcased their latest furniture and lighting collection, Parallel Forest.
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Soda Tables Made from a Single Piece of Hand-Blown Murano Glass by Yiannis Ghikas

The Soda tables are named after one of the primary ingredients of glass, and they are made entirely from a single piece of hand-blown Murano glass by three skilled artisans.
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The First Injection-Moulded, Compostable Chair by Prowl Studio | Peel Chair

The Peel Chair had been created using an injection-molding process that eliminates the need for fossil fuels.
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This Plastic Repurposed Chair Relaxes Users by Gathering Surrounding Sounds

The chair’s megaphone-shaped backrest not only amplifies your sense of hearing but also obstructs peripheral vision.
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Discarded Burnt Cork Transformed into Aesthetically Pleasing Furniture | Burnt Cork

By using discarded burnt cork, the designer created a furniture collection comprising a dining chair, lounge chair, chaise longue, dining table, two low tables and a stool that showcases graceful forms and a gradient of textures.
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Designer Upcycles Abandoned Surfboards into Furniture | Wave Cycle

Wave Cycle is a sustainable plastic furniture range made from recycled surf and bodyboards.
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Made from 100% Recycled Post-Consumer Plastics, This Outdoor Seating Offers Endless Configurations

Available with and without backrests, the H-bench can easily connect in a variety of ways, thereby offering endless configurations.
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Design your own Furniture With these Modular Block Systems | Blokaloks

Similar to bricks and LEGO pieces, blokaloks is a block-inspired system that offers the user the ability to build simpler pieces of furniture or products with ease.
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Old Fuselages from Carlsberg Beer Production Gets Fabricated into Chic Furniture | BeMo Cph

The round table is assembled with four rectangular visible fitting holes on the tabletop with interlocking legs.
Top 7 Furniture Choices for Small Spaces
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Top 7 Furniture Choices for Small Spaces

Let's look at some of the top Furniture choices one must keep in mind for small spaces
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Designer Recycles Plastic Water Bottle Caps to Design Modular Outdoor Furniture

Designed by industrial designer Binsar Priandika, the Base Plastic project offers a range of outdoor products that can withstand years of use.
The Design and Manufacturing Process Behind Custom Furniture
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The Design and Manufacturing Process Behind Custom Furniture

We examine the process of designing and manufacturing custom furniture, from the initial consultation to the finished product. We also explore the benefits of custom furniture for homeowners and how it can enhance the overall aesthetic of a home.
The Use of Natural Materials in Furniture
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The Use of Natural Materials in Furniture

FDT Magazine explores the growing trend of using natural materials in furniture production. We also examine the benefits of natural materials and how they are being incorporated into modern designs.
The Impact of Minimalism on Furniture Design
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The Impact of Minimalism on Furniture Design

Here FDT magazine explores how the minimalism trend is influencing furniture design. We also examine the benefits of minimalism in furniture design and how it is being incorporated into modern homes.
The Resurgence of Vintage and Antique Furniture
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The Resurgence of Vintage and Antique Furniture

In this topic FDT Magazine explores the growing trend of vintage and antique furniture, and how it is influencing modern design. It also examines the benefits of using vintage and antique furniture in home decor.
The Popularity of Multi-Functional Furniture
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The Popularity of Multi-Functional Furniture

FDT Magazine explores the growing trend of furniture that serves more than one purpose. We also examine the benefits of multi-functional furniture for small spaces, and how it is influencing design.
The Influence of Technology on Furniture Design
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The Influence of Technology on Furniture Design

In this article, FDT Magazine explores how advancements in technology are influencing furniture design and manufacturing. It also examines how technology is being integrated into furniture to make it more functional and user-friendly.
 The Rise of Sustainable Furniture
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The Rise of Sustainable Furniture

The rise of sustainable furniture is a trend that has been gaining momentum in recent years. This trend is driven by a growing awareness of the impact that furniture production has on the environment, and a desire to create furniture that is both bea...
What’s New in Wardrobe Designs?
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What’s New in Wardrobe Designs?

Wardrobe Design is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of consumers. In recent years, there have been several key trends in wardrobe design that have emerged.
Latest Trends in Wardrobe Designing
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Latest Trends in Wardrobe Designing

Storage space is one of the most important factors to consider when designing a wardrobe. A well-designed wardrobe should provide ample storage for clothes, shoes, and accessories, while also being functional and easy to use.
Smart Hardware and Fittings Options for Wardrobes and more
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Smart Hardware and Fittings Options for Wardrobes and more

When it comes to hardware and fittings for wardrobes, there are a variety of options available. Handles and knobs come in a wide range of styles and materials, from sleek and modern designs to more traditional and ornate styles.
Find out How 3D Printing, IOT and AI is Being Used in Furniture Design
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Find out How 3D Printing, IOT and AI is Being Used in Furniture Design

Today, technology is closely associated with furniture with upgradation in the way it is designed, manufactured and sold. 3D printing is a widespread concept where remarkable designs are created by depositing and gluing layer by layer tiny grains of ...
Sustainable Fabrics - Trending Upholstery Fabrics in Luxury Furniture Market
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Sustainable Fabrics - Trending Upholstery Fabrics in Luxury Furniture Market

Often, designers work with different fabrics and textiles to create their preferred look by selecting materials with innovation. In fact, sustainable fashion materials have increasingly emerged, ranging from vegan leather alternatives to bio-based ma...
Cane and Rattan - Hot Materials for Luxury Furniture Designs
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Cane and Rattan - Hot Materials for Luxury Furniture Designs

The indoor classic woven cane and rattan furniture are also booming. Currently in furniture, such as in chairs, beds, wardrobes, screens, etc., cane is being predominantly used, in many different ways along with brass and black metal work, informs Kh...
Trends that Stimulates the Demand for Sofas in India
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Trends that Stimulates the Demand for Sofas in India

Throwing light on the sofa upholstery trends, Sabharwal asserts, “Natural sofa fabrics like linen and boucle made a huge comeback this year. With a well-travelled consumer base, brands are aware of people’s constantly evolving choices,
The Transformation of Sofas from Luxury to Necessity
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The Transformation of Sofas from Luxury to Necessity

Catering to the customer’s versatility of needs and requirements, the sofa segment has seen tremendous growth in terms of designs, materials and innovation. The world of sofas is enormous and assorted
What is Hampering the Growth of Sofa Segment in India ?
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What is Hampering the Growth of Sofa Segment in India ?

A majority of the Indian furniture market is dominated by small and unorganized players which are hindering its growth potential. However, the introduction of global players holds a promise for a better tomorrow.
Understanding the Business of Sofa
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Understanding the Business of Sofa

The 80s is often associated with excessive, gaudy and bulky furniture. Over the years, interior aesthetics in India evolved in keeping up with the changing times and preferences.
Etreluxe has unveiled its latest walk-in closet, Millimetrica, in India
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Etreluxe has Unveiled its Latest Walk-in Closet, Millimetrica, in India

MisuraEmme, since 1902, has made an industrious and untiring contribution to & Made in Italy; values. Etreluxe has unveiled its latest walk-in closet, called Millimetrica, in India. All the charm of a space can be entirely dedicated to this wardrobe....
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