Top predictions for the furniture industry in 2023

Years of lockdowns and unpredictable weather keeping people indoors has fostered a new way of at-home living. Treating outdoor areas as an extension of the home has seen them become multi-functional spaces, enjoyable havens, and expressions of ourselves, according to Outer CEO and co-founder, Jiake Liu.

“For some, this shift in attitude to home and living looked like investment in high-design pieces with an appreciation of furniture as art, for others there was a focus on comfort and lush fabrics, like bouclé, which was a global design obsession through 2021 and 2022,” he told Retailbiz in a recent interview.


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