Furniture trends 2017 — Live and fossilised wood, smart technology, indoors and outdoors furniture
If metallic or nature-inspired furniture is not your cup of tea, how about wood, smart technology, and in-and-outdoor furniture?
Have a look at some of the stylish pieces here and see how they can fit into your home, while you stay on trend!
LIVE AND FOSSILISED WOOD
Polished and clean lines are passe; embrace natural shapes and textures found in live wood to achieve an organic yet quirky look. As the pieces are unique to the tree and plant species, you won’t find the same furniture in someone else’s home — like the Henk Hybrid coffee table, $3,859, from Etch & Bolts (pictured).
Tip:Live wood furniture may look appealing in a garden, but it’s important to keep it out of the sun. Heat can quickly disintegrate fine finishes and cause the wood to crack.
D-Bodhi Celebes bench (from $780) and dining table ($1,725), from Journey East.
Solid suar wood coffee table, $3,500, from Lava East.
With smart home automation systems gaining popularity, furniture needs to be “smart”, too! High-tech features, like wireless charging and automated height adjustments, bring convenience into the home, making daily living fuss-free, as seen with the Milk elevation desk, $5,491, from Danish Design.
Varv floor lamp with wireless charging, $159, from Ikea.
Blur the line between the indoors and outdoors. Choose furniture ￼￼￼￼that works for both settings, so you can easily change up the look whenever you like — for example, see the Bells side table, from $866, from Danish Design. These pieces are durable and will age gracefully anywhere in the home.
“Products that exist as both indoor and outdoor furniture are on-trend for the coming year. Potocco is always studying how to combine outdoor products with indoor environments, and vice versa, to ensure versatility in our designs.” – Antonino Potocco, director of Potocco
Aria counter stool by Potocco, from $795, from The Beuro.
B&B Italia Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio, price upon request, from Space Furniture.