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Top 100 Furniture Trends in 2016

From Malleable Furniture Pillows to Rocking Work Seats

— January 29, 2017 — Art & Design
Whether it is flexible pillows that optimize posture and ensure comfort or seating arrangements in the workplace that focus on concentration and activity, 2016 furniture trends are diverse in their scope.

The 'Embrace' floor seat was designed by Madhu Priyanka Kannabiran to counter the negative effects that can occur for people who sit around all day – as most North American consumers tend to do. The seat comes in the shape of a malleable floor pillow that can be arranged in different variations that optimize comfort and back posture.

'Buzzibalance' seats are unusual rocking chairs that come in the form of cushioned stools with rounded bottoms that allow those who use them to sit and fidget as much as they like. The chairs were designed to enhance concentration and increase activity in the workplace.

For more information on upcoming trends and insights, Trend Hunter's free 2017 Trend Report features relevant information on a variety of subjects.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Rocking Work Seats
Rocking Work Seats
'BuzziBalance' Creates Non-Traditional Environments in the Office
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99
Versatile Support Office Seats
Versatile Support Office Seats
The Herman Miller Aeron Remastered Chair Ensures Ergonomic Support
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98
Augmented Reality Decor Apps
Augmented Reality Decor Apps
The Ikea Catalog App Helps You Visualize Your Home Decor Ideas
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97
Modular Lounge Furniture
Modular Lounge Furniture
This Collection Has a Few That Pieces Can Be Combined and Customized
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96
Modular Bar Carts
Modular Bar Carts
Usm Modular Furniture Has Created Limited Edition Bar Carts
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95
Private Wall-Mounted Niches
Private Wall-Mounted Niches
Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali's 'Soft Targets' Provide Office Privacy
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94
Ergonomic Tilting Stool Chairs
Ergonomic Tilting Stool Chairs
The Rolo Rocking Stool Provides Comfortable Support for Sitters
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93
Transforming Work Desks
Transforming Work Desks
'Evodesk XE' Enables Users to Create a Standing Work Area
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92
Professional PC Gaming Chairs
Professional PC Gaming Chairs
The RapidX Ferrino Diamond Video Gaming Chair is Durably Designed
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91
Content-Concealing Cabinets
Content-Concealing Cabinets
The Fade Drawers Feature Darkened Doors to Keep Belongings Hidden
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90
Design Blogger Sofas
Design Blogger Sofas
The Interior Design Maxwell Sofa Furniture Design is Comfortably Modern
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89
Multifunctional Furniture Units
Multifunctional Furniture Units
The Moveables System Allows For Easy Manipulation of Furniture
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88
Swedish Artisan Beds
Swedish Artisan Beds
Hästens' Luxurious 'Vividus' Bed Took Over 320 Hours to Create
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87
Relaxation Workstation Chairs
Relaxation Workstation Chairs
The Honken Workstation Chair Enables Comfortable Productivity
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86
Healthy Sitting Position Seats
Healthy Sitting Position Seats
The 'Embrace' Floor Seat Encourages Natural Poses and Positions
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85
Naturally Grown Wooden Furniture
Naturally Grown Wooden Furniture
The Tree Trunk Chair Takes 200-Years to be Naturally Formed
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84
Seatless Decorative Chairs
Seatless Decorative Chairs
Clark Bardsley Created Chair Arms to Transform Any Everyday Seat
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83
Glass-Supported Tables
Glass-Supported Tables
These Unusual Coffee Tables Sit Atop Glass Legs
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82
Space-Saving Corner Shelves
Space-Saving Corner Shelves
The Franklin Shelf Increases Additional Storage to the Corner of Walls
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81
Fashion Designer Furniture Lines
Fashion Designer Furniture Lines
The IKEA Giltig Collection is the First of Its Kind
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80
Yoga-Accommodating Chairs
Yoga-Accommodating Chairs
The US Pride Yoga Chaise Chair Enables Exercise and Relaxation
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79
Adjustable Home Furniture
Adjustable Home Furniture
This Transformable Furniture Can Adjust to The User's Needs
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78
Multi-Position Office Desks
Multi-Position Office Desks
The 'JOIN' Workstation Desk Can Support Different Orientations
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77
All-Encompassing Bookshelves
All-Encompassing Bookshelves
Area by Gilles Belley is a Semi-Enclosed Circular Bookcase
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76
Recycled Wooden Stools
Recycled Wooden Stools
HATTERN Uses Upcycled Designs for Pieces That Make Little Waste
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75
Customizable Wood Storage Frames
Customizable Wood Storage Frames
The 'Dotdotdot.Frame' Modular Storage Furniture is Efficient
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74
Sculptural Furniture Designs
Sculptural Furniture Designs
The Latest ODESd2 Collection is an Avant Garde Work of Art
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73
Versatile Urban Seating
Versatile Urban Seating
The 'Sweet Seat' Provides Multifunctional Use as a Compact Chair or Bed
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72
Standing Desk PC Systems
Standing Desk PC Systems
The Lian Li DK-04 Standing Desk Houses Computer Components Within
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71
Stationary Bike Office Chairs
Stationary Bike Office Chairs
The XDesk Velo Lets Employees Pedal While They Work
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70
Virtual Home Decor Apps
Virtual Home Decor Apps
The BeoHome Design App Lets Consumers Simulate Bang & Olufsen Products
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69
Transformative Office Furniture
Transformative Office Furniture
CORALS is Furniture for the Modern Office Space
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68
Bespoke Open-Source Chairs
Bespoke Open-Source Chairs
The FABric Loungers Are Designed to Let Consumers Embrace DIY Culture
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67
Portable Fire Pits
Portable Fire Pits
This Cube-Shaped Fire Basket is Made of Steel and is Completely Transportable
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66
Unfurling Lounge Chair Beds
Unfurling Lounge Chair Beds
The Benny Linen/Cotton Chair Bed is Suitable for Sitting and Sleeping
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65
Open-Concept Office Furniture
Open-Concept Office Furniture
This Furniture Encourages Collaborative Work Spaces
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64
Aquatic Abyss Tables
Aquatic Abyss Tables
London Duffy Added to Its Selection of Stunning Ocean-Inspired Coffee Tables
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63
Space-Saving Desks
Space-Saving Desks
The Volga Desk Offers a Functional Countertop Designed to Fit the Essentials
<
62
Camper-Shaped Beds
Camper-Shaped Beds
This Children's Bed is Hidden in a Replica of a VW Camper
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61
Stitched Wooden Tables
Stitched Wooden Tables
The Black Patch Match Table Looks Like it Has Been Sewn Together
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60
Chaotic Storage Credenzas
Chaotic Storage Credenzas
The 'Chaos' Credenza Cabinet Makes Use of Hard and Soft Materials
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59
Feline-Friendly Bookshelves
Feline-Friendly Bookshelves
This Bookshelf by Thinking Design is One Giant Catwalk
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58
Foam Lounge Chairs
Foam Lounge Chairs
These Unique Foam Lounge Chairs Can Be Customized & are Featured in Neon Hues
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57
Privacy-Focused Office Cocoons
Privacy-Focused Office Cocoons
The 'Tomoko' Provide a Sense of Privacy in Open-Concept Offices
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56
Hot Air Balloon Beds
Hot Air Balloon Beds
This Imaginative Bed Design for Kids by Circu Takes After a Floating Vehicle
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55
Resin-Encased Furniture
Resin-Encased Furniture
These Artistic Furniture Pieces Look like Underwater Artifacts
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54
Climbable Bookshelf Units
Climbable Bookshelf Units
The Huxley's Ladder Bookshelf is Scalable to Reach Items on the Top
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53
Duvet-Covered Couches
Duvet-Covered Couches
The Inchworm Shezlong Uses a Duvet as Its Cushions
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52
Elegant Canvas Chairs
Elegant Canvas Chairs
The Jedro Outdoor Lawn Chair's Fabric Lining Replaces Bulky Cushions
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51
Flexible Desk Systems
Flexible Desk Systems
Konstantin Grcic's Hack Desks Offer Easy to Set Up Millennial Workspaces
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50
Fastener-Free Porch Swings
Fastener-Free Porch Swings
The 'Arrowhead Porch Swing' Offers a Modern Take on an American Classic
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49
Customizable Jungle Gym Beds
Customizable Jungle Gym Beds
The 'Playbed' is a Child's Bedroom Furniture Dream Come True
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48
Modular Multi-Use Furniture
Modular Multi-Use Furniture
The 'Setup' Modular Furniture Kit Allows for Total Customization
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47
Abstract Sustainable Stools
Abstract Sustainable Stools
These Chairs Have Atypical Shapes and an Eco-Friendly Design
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46
Freestanding Bathtub Decor
Freestanding Bathtub Decor
These Sleekly Designed Tubs Were Inspired by the Shape of a Hammock
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45
Affordable Height-Adjusting Desks
Affordable Height-Adjusting Desks
iSkelter's LIFT Smart Bamboo Desk Can be Customized in Size
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44
Hidden Function Desks
Hidden Function Desks
The NIK Desk's Hidden Features Revolutionize Ordinary Office Furniture
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43
Undulating Wooden Stools
Undulating Wooden Stools
This Chair is Outfitted with a Series of Elastics that Conform to Sitters
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42
Floating Corner Shelves
Floating Corner Shelves
This Furniture Piece Adds More Storage Space to Small Rooms
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41
Modular Couch Delivery Companies
Modular Couch Delivery Companies
'Burrow' Delivers Designer Couches That Assemble in Minutes
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40
Superhero Bookshelves
Superhero Bookshelves
Burak Dogan Creates Furniture in the Shape of Famous Comic Book Branding
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39
Modern Gentlemen's Chairs
Modern Gentlemen's Chairs
El Purista Boasts an Armchair for Cigar and Whisky Aficionados
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38
Multifunctional Attic Apartments
Multifunctional Attic Apartments
This Cozy Micro-Apartment Attic Uses Space Efficiently
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37
Hi-Tech Playable Furniture
Hi-Tech Playable Furniture
The Ludi Table Boasts a Digital Surface for Physical Gaming
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36
Modern Modular TVs
Modern Modular TVs
This Deconstructible Screen Guarantees a Longer Life for the Electronic Device
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35
Expansive Bed Desks
Expansive Bed Desks
The Dline Overbed Table is Suitable for Office and Bedroom Use
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34
Rustic Cat Furniture
Rustic Cat Furniture
This Eco-Friendly Cat Furniture is Perfect for Cat Lovers
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33
Compact Modular Student Desks
Compact Modular Student Desks
The Ludovico Transforming Office Desk Stores in One Single Unit
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32
Wooden Children Furniture
Wooden Children Furniture
The IKEA FLISAT Series is at Once Simple and Playful
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31
Gym-Hiding Furniture
Gym-Hiding Furniture
The Stow Fitness Exercise Equipment Furniture Frees Space and Hides Gear
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30
Deceptively Lightweight Concrete Furniture
Deceptively Lightweight Concrete Furniture
This Hocker Heinrich Concrete Stool is a Lighter Option
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29
Modular Customization Bookshelves
Modular Customization Bookshelves
The Köllen Bookshelf Furniture Can be Shifted to Suit Needs
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28
Revolutionary Furniture Series
Revolutionary Furniture Series
Janne Kyttanen Explored the Possibilities Afforded with 3D Printing
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27
Game-Inspired Table Furniture
Game-Inspired Table Furniture
The Falling Brick Coffee Table Draws Inspiration from Minecraft
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26
Flatpack Desk Designs
Flatpack Desk Designs
The 'Ten' Desk Features a Modern Design that's Flatpack and Portable
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25
Technology-Upcycling Projects
Technology-Upcycling Projects
This Company Released New Designs for Its Annual Recycling Project
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24
Modular Cat Furniture
Modular Cat Furniture
Catastrophicreations' 'Cat Mod' Furniture Gives Cats Their Own Complexes
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23
Sculptural Concrete Benches
Sculptural Concrete Benches
Eco Concrete Ideas Makes Seating with Rapid Layer Manufacturing
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22
Organizational Bicycle Rakes
Organizational Bicycle Rakes
The Vadolibero 'Bike Butler' is a Modern Indoor Bike Storage Solution
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21
Unexpected Furniture Fabrics
Unexpected Furniture Fabrics
This Student Art Exhibit Showcases Unusual Soft Furniture Designs
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20
Multi-Material Seating Solutions
Multi-Material Seating Solutions
The 'Fuse' Chair is Crafted Using Wood and Steel to Merge Designs
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19
Comfy Privacy Work Chairs
Comfy Privacy Work Chairs
The V1 Lounge Chair by ODESD2 Isolates the Sitter from Disruptions
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18
Bunkbed Seating Solutions
Bunkbed Seating Solutions
The 'Slumbersofa Duo' Sofa Bed Couch Transforms into Bedroom Furniture
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17
Hug-Giving Sofas
Hug-Giving Sofas
The 'Free Hug Sofa' is Designed to Mimic the Feeling of a Warm Embrace
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16
Dual-Use Stool Tables
Dual-Use Stool Tables
The 'Table&Stool' Offers a Bevy of Uses in Smaller Living Spaces
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15
Hi-Tech Smart Nightstands
Hi-Tech Smart Nightstands
Curvilux Elevates the Connected Home for Immediacy and Convenience
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14
Modular Wooden Tech Desks
Modular Wooden Tech Desks
'Deskbloks' Enable Users to Build a Desk to Their Exact Needs
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13
Multi-Hued Wood Tables
Multi-Hued Wood Tables
Romain Luppi Uses Dead Wood to Create These Unique Tables
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12
DIY Macrame Lampshades
DIY Macrame Lampshades
Plumen Teams Up with Wool and the Gang for a Fun Lighting Kit
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11
Photo-Finished Cube Furniture
Photo-Finished Cube Furniture
This Coated Foam Furniture Boasts Real-Life Images on its Designs
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10
Small Space Couch Designs
Small Space Couch Designs
The 'Addax' Sofa Design by Matthew Pope is Made for Small Living Units
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9
Hybrid Tablet Tables
Hybrid Tablet Tables
The CROSS2DESIGN Smart Table Adjusts to Satisfy Different Needs
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8
Oversized Enveloping Chairs
Oversized Enveloping Chairs
The Chill Bag is a Big Bean Bag Chair that's Eight Feet in Diameter
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7
Interactive Nature-Themed Tables
Interactive Nature-Themed Tables
The 'Starry Sea' Table Was Inspired by the Caribbean Sea
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6
Vertically Folding Chairs
Vertically Folding Chairs
The Palfrey Chair is Able to Fold in a Way That Most Others Do Not
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5
Hidden Bed Apartments
Hidden Bed Apartments
This Conceptual Apartment from Geometrium Features a Stair-Embedded Bed
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4
Reclaimed Log Beds
Reclaimed Log Beds
SUBU Design Architecture Creates an Organically Modern Furniture Piece
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3
Portable Flat-Pack Tables
Portable Flat-Pack Tables
Nifemi Marcus-Bello's Tebur Table Has Detachable Legs
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2
Cinematic Sleep Sanctuaries
Cinematic Sleep Sanctuaries
This Hi-Tech Bed is Equipped with a Built-In Projector and Audio
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1
Luxurious Weightless Chairs
Luxurious Weightless Chairs
The Elysium Chair was Developed by a Bioengineering Professor
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