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likely to remain popular. As technology advances, we may see more integration of smart features in furniture, enhancing convenience and connectivity. Ultimately, enduring trends will likely prioritise a balance between functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability while embracing evolving materials and technologies.” Speaking of the intricate amalgamation of furniture trends and technology, Shivani and Siddhant Anand, the Co-founders, Bay Window add, “Designers might focus more on the entire lifecycle of furniture, including recyclability, durability, and ethical sourcing of materials. Even as sustainability becomes important, furniture integrating smart home features is here to stay. Think integration of charging stations, IoT connectivity, or even furniture that responds to voice commands.” Past trends making a comeback? In the versatile universe of design, it seems that the adage “what goes around comes around” holds truer than ever.As we navigate the intricate tapestry of interior aesthetics, there’s a delightful nostalgia in witnessing the revival of past furniture trends, each piece carrying the echoes of a bygone era. From the sleek lines of mid-century modern to the ornate charm of Victorian elegance, these once-forgotten styles are boldly stepping back into the spotlight, reclaiming their place in the contemporary narrative. “The mid-century modern movement from the 1950s and 1960s continues to be popular. Furniture characterised by clean lines, organic shapes, and a minimalist approach has seen a strong resurgence in recent years. In addition, 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”, state Shivani and Siddhant Anand- Co-founders of Bay Window. Nitin Kohli, the Founder and Principal Designer of Nitin Kohli Home, highlights the significant surge in the market demand for vintage furniture. “In the changing times, we’re also witnessing a huge comeback of Vintage and retro styles from the 60s and 70s, with bold colours, geometric patterns, and unique textures capturing contemporary interest. Additionally, there’s a renewed appreciation for craftsmanship and traditional woodworking.” Above, left-right: Nitin Kohli Home Left and below: Beyond Dreams 48|LUXEBOOK |JAN/FEB 2024

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