Contemporary Furniture Trends

by Editor on May 21, 2013

Modern furniture

Some of the most exciting pieces of modern furniture involve hybrid design concepts. This approach takes into account multiple consumer needs including comfort, convenience and price. Technology is also changing the way people shop for contemporary furniture. Modern shoppers often look for improvements in function as well as form. These shoppers are increasingly price-conscious, and they are often willing to conduct research. Some modern furniture shoppers use mobile phone applications to find competitive prices on similar items while remaining inside of a physical store.

Traditional Markets

Traditional furniture shoppers still purchase their goods inside of a retail store and take the furnishings home on the same day. They tend to interact with these items on the warehouse floor. Coffee tables are inspected for their height as well as their weight. Chairs and sofas can be tested for comfort right on the spot. Contemporary furniture designers may account for this when preparing the furniture for the store location. The ability to observe various attributes inside of a physical location provides certainty that the item purchased will be identical to the product received; however, alternate methods may require a trade-off.

Contemporary Furniture, Modern Technology

Unlike traditional shoppers, modern consumers must strive to find a balance between online bargains and product identification. For example, if the shopper is inside of a store looking at a contemporary dining-room table, they can use a mobile device to search online for a similar item. However, they will only be able to look at a picture of a similar item. If it does not need to be identical to the one inside of the retail store, this is not a problem. The shopper must simply decide whether the risk of receiving a slightly different product is worth the reduction in price. Unique product identification numbers may solve this dilemma.

When the issue is strictly aesthetic, technology provides the fastest and most convenient method to shop for furniture. Using social media can dramatically improve this experience. Social media allows friends to share information with each other, and this reduces the amount of research necessary to find new and exciting sources of modern furniture.

This strategy works the best when there is already an understanding between the users of social media on what makes a piece of furniture a good bargain. Is it the comfort, the price, the item’s weight or a combination of all of these? Ergonomics is a term that refers to the optimal design of contemporary furniture for the human body. Some of the hottest items on the market today include ergonomic and slightly futuristic tables and desks. Combining a futuristic sensibility with practical support for the human frame appeals to the eye while reducing stress on the body.

Canadian Furniture, Online Services

New technologies also make it easy to arrange transportation of the furniture within all of the Canadian provinces. This can be done without ever traveling into a physical location. The costs of the product as well as transportation expenses are often reduced by using online services to place the order.

About the Author

Shannon Gillies is a Toronto blogger and suggests Suite 22 Interiors for shoppers lookiing for the latest in modern furniture.

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