One of the most common themes among the innovations listed here is a push to save space. Cities around the world are growing in population, which is in turn making it harder to come by space. To help people make the most of the little space they do have, furniture designers have come up with creative ways to prioritize space, with modular pieces and room dividers to turn even a small apartment into a palace.
Even the housing itself has been subject to this degree of downsizing. Many architects have been working to develop, small, prefab houses that are inexpensive without sacrificing home's luxuries.