It’s no hidden fact that markets are driven largely by consumer’s demands and concerns. Trends come and go, usually stemming from a creative and interesting spin on a product or style. While trends and fads tend to be exciting and invigorating, there is value in keeping a set balance point as a manufacturer of wooden furniture components. While trendy items can flash-flood the market, it is rare that they remain viable for any length of time. That means you can end up with copious amounts of stock that you’ll have to unload at a loss, or worse; discard entirely.
Designing furniture pieces to be multi-functional is a huge trend that will only grow as time passes. People have an increasing need for storage, increasingly small spaces to call home and the need for creative solutions to match the ever-creative living quarters being built. A huge trend in this area is to combine the glamorous with the not-so-glamorous. Think about bookcases that double as a wine cellar, or a night table and pet bed in one.