Technological advancements have been reshaping consumer expectations and the very way businesses are run. This revolutionising effect is seen in the furniture industry as well, where companies are implementing emerging technologies to create functional, comfortable and attractive furniture items intended for modern lifestyles. Here are some changes that can be vividly felt with regards to furniture making via technological changes
Altering furniture design
Consumers want furniture that aligns with their needs. The design is no longer simply comfort centric; rather, the ease of use is given equal importance. Corporate spaces have witnessed a transition, where the design includes feature boundaries, private spaces and acoustical properties. Modern furniture has accelerated this change by adding visual and privacy elements such as chairs with top and side panels, fixtures that can be reconfigured, desk dividers that block distractions, etc.
Age of accessories
Small office accessories are trendy and known to serve multiple purposes. For instance, the dry erase board primarily used for note-making is also a tool used for decluttering. Further, it entails a magnetic glass panel that is self-standing and double sided. Its properties enable it to also work as a desk partition that enhances privacy in open offices.
Internet of things
The concept is based on the idea that everything present in an individual’s home or workplace can be connected from one network and controlled remotely. Designers are coming up with items that can be accessed by a mere click of a button. Certain options available today include armchairs, wherein users can adjust the tilt using their smartphones, or even work tables with tablets embedded in them. These changes have a remarkable effect on productivity as professionals can work from anywhere, at any time.
Knowing what consumers want
Success in the furniture market comes only to those who know what their customers really desire and offers customisation. As the industry supplies highly priced objects, getting the design wrong or failing to meet buyers’ preferences can lead to huge losses for the business. However, with the rapid growth of the digital spectrum, marketers are able to gather large amounts of data, thereby helping them understand the target audience better.
The furniture sector has seen a 360 degree change with technology taking over. Multiple trends like minimalism, which were prevalent previously, have come to a decline, while several new styles are gaining prominence. While the transition has been gradual, the furniture business has gone through an absolute transformation and is expected to go through more.