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and retro styles from the 60s and 70s are also reappearing, with bold colours, geometric patterns, and unique textures capturing contemporary interest. Additionally, there’s a renewed appreciation for craftsmanship and traditional woodworking techniques, leading to a comeback of classic and antique-inspired furniture. Upcycling and repurposing old furniture pieces to give them a new life with a modern twist are gaining traction as well. The cyclical nature of design often brings back elements from the past, reinterpreted to align with current aesthetics and lifestyles. Challenges in customization Navigating the ever-changing terrain of furniture trends, the pivotal factor lies in addressing and overcoming the customization demands of clients. “Clients mostly seek a combination of functionality, style and personalization when it comes to buying new furniture. Today’s customer looks at serving a purpose beyond aesthetics with pieces that are ergonomic, adaptable to their space, and fulfil specific needs (like storage in compact spaces or multifunctional furniture for versatility). Most importantly, homeowners look at high-quality materials in furniture, built to last through wear and tear, and withstand the test of time. However, customization often complicates the production process. Manufacturers may face challenges in efficiently accommodating various design preferences while maintaining cost-effectiveness and production timelines,” share Shivani and Siddhant Anand- Co-founders of Bay Window. Pritika Singh, the founder of Mohh, sheds light on how multipurpose furniture is the need of the hour, which directly conflicts with the land mass available.“The rise in India’s middle class directly conflicts with the land mass available – with houses becoming more expensive and smaller, at least in urban cities there’s a real need for multi-purpose furniture. Beyond the utility, it’s also the design and lifetime value of each purchase which hold maximum stock in buyers’ minds. Sizes as well as styles are the 2 main factors which are the core factors in customising. A simple cabinet can be made in a myriad of sizes depending upon the space available and similarly in a plethora of materials or finishes depending upon tastes.” Colour palette of the season Over the past years, furniture has become a canvas of self-expression, and this season, bold colours are set to take centre stage, turning your living space into a vibrant masterpiece. From daring reds that command attention to lively blues that spark creativity, each piece tells a story, inviting you to break free from the ordinary and embrace a spectrum of emotions. Explaining how people are leaning more towards bolder colour palettes. Sachin Gupta and Neha Gupta from Beyond Designs exclusively reveal, “Neutrals will be too safe and boring choices. Rich jewel tones that are sophisticated and are contemporary allow you to add glamour to your spaces. If not for large furniture pieces, at least as an accent chair, bold colours will reinforce your preference for bright and life-affirming hues.” Conversely, Shivani and Siddhant of Bay Window anticipate a subtle extension of natural tones in the coming year, such as cosy browns, terracotta, olive greens, and subdued blues. Furniture designs might witness a rise in popularity of soft and soothing hues like pastel blues, blush pinks, or muted greens. “Pantone has declared peach fuzz as the colour of the year which ties into the ongoing trend of earthy tones – in the pastel range. Greys, blues, light greens, hues of peach and rust along with solid browns and vivid greens will continue to dominate the home space,” says Pritika Singh, the founder of Mohh. Trends that are here to stay! In the ever-evolving world of interior design, furniture stands as the silent storyteller, weaving narratives of style, comfort, and functionality. As we navigate through the dynamic tapestry of design trends, certain elements emerge as perennial protagonists, claiming their spot as timeless classics. One such element is adaptability. Sharing insights on the same, Nitin Kohli, Founder and Principal Designer of Nitin Kohli Home shares, “Furniture that can serve multiple purposes or be easily reconfigured to fit different spaces is Mohh, Redon Lounge Chair Art Deco from the 1920s and 1930s has made a comeback in contemporary furniture designs. Elements like brass accents, rich colours, and bold patterns are being incorporated into modern pieces Beyond Dreams Bay Window 46|LUXEBOOK |JAN/FEB 2024 JAN/FEB 2024 |LUXEBOOK|47