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Top 65 Furniture Trends in August

From Novelty Clamshell Lamps to Contemporary Rocking Chairs

— August 27, 2017 — Art & Design
When people first move into a new apartment or house, they live out the classic scene of eating a takeout dinner among barren rooms full of packed boxes — as the August 2017 furniture trends show, furniture is what makes a house a home. Once that new place is full of one's own furniture, it no longer feels like a husk. Instead, it's a place where people can spend most of their time comfortably.

Many of the August 2017 furniture trends are designed with that degree of taste and comfort in mind. The CAKE Collection of living room furniture is both supple and attractive, and the Kimono Armchair is meant to be as smooth and enveloping as the garment after which it's named.

Some furniture is designed for the specific needs of the people who own it. Opendesk's new Bundle Desk and Linnea can be assembled through intuitive joinery techniques that require no tools whatsoever, helping people who aren't exactly hobby handymen.
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Pinboard Furniture Matchmakers
Pinboard Furniture Matchmakers
The West Elm Pinterest Style Finder Uses AI to Make Decor Matches
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Semi-Functional Furniture
Semi-Functional Furniture
Symbiotic Objects by Xiang Guan Can Only Function With Human Interaction
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Scalloped Furniture Collections
Scalloped Furniture Collections
Something Beginning With's Collection Features Metal Framing
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Reactive Ink Tables
Reactive Ink Tables
'Blur' is a Responsive Furniture Piece with an Ever-Changing Ink Component
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Emotional Chair Designs
Emotional Chair Designs
The Flipside Chair Offers Positions for Dread and Excitement
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Active Teen Decor
Active Teen Decor
Lululemon's ivivva Brand and PBteen Collaborated on Teen Home Decor
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Modular Outdoor Taps
Modular Outdoor Taps
'The Dueacca' is a Versatile Outdoor Tap That Enhances Any Garden
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LED-Embedded Shelving Units
LED-Embedded Shelving Units
The Glint Shelving Unit's LED Lights Mimic the Stages of the Sun
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Kimono-Inspired Armchairs
Kimono-Inspired Armchairs
The Kimono Armchair Subtly Reference the Silk Garment
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Sculptural Incense Burners
Sculptural Incense Burners
The Ark is an Incense Burner That Doubles as a Living Room Centerpiece
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Sophisticated Triangular Daybeds
Sophisticated Triangular Daybeds
The Baron Daybed by Blakk Design for Rair Exterior is Chic
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Artfully Tiled Footstools
Artfully Tiled Footstools
The Toto Stool Took Inspiration from a Modern Brazilian Movement
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Multi-Purpose Storage Fixtures
Multi-Purpose Storage Fixtures
'Club' Offers Alternative Storage Solutions for Compact Living
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Ice Cream Cone Thrones
Ice Cream Cone Thrones
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Created an 'Iron Throne' Out of Dessert Cones
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Compact Cubic Workspaces
Compact Cubic Workspaces
'Office in a Cube' is a Cubical That Swings Shut When Not in Use
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Stylish Patio Bean Chairs
Stylish Patio Bean Chairs
The Jaxx Juniper Outdoor Bean Bag Chair Comes in Several Pattern Options
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Beach-Inspired Lighting
Beach-Inspired Lighting
Pado Lighting Was Inspired by the Waves Seen on Jeju Island
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Flattened Steel Furniture
Flattened Steel Furniture
Uhuru's 'Fold Collection' is Inspired by Local Industry
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Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
'Shadows in the Window' Highlights Individualism in Urban Settings
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Fragmented Chair Designs
Fragmented Chair Designs
The 'Fused Chair' is Made of Parts from Five Broken and Unwanted Chairs
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Shapely Modular Candle Holders
Shapely Modular Candle Holders
The Endless Candle Holder Features a Modular Design
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Dual-Compartment Wine Refrigerators
Dual-Compartment Wine Refrigerators
Sommi Wine Cellars' Fridge Offers Precise Temperature Control
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Industrial Concrete Tables
Industrial Concrete Tables
The Concreta's Industrial Top is Balanced by Its Slim Sculptural Frame
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Prescription Bottle Lamp Shades
Prescription Bottle Lamp Shades
This Whimsical Lamp was Upcycled from Empty Prescription Bottles
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Touch-Responsive Lamps
Touch-Responsive Lamps
The FLO Lamp Provides 180 Degrees of Light and Interactive Features
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Adjustable Roofed Loungers
Adjustable Roofed Loungers
'Ipanema' Furniture Helps Create a Private and Calming Space
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Elegant Cork Armchairs
Elegant Cork Armchairs
This Chair by KDVA Studio Was Inspired by Ancient East Design
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Anatomically Imperfect Furniture
Anatomically Imperfect Furniture
The 'Appalstered Collection' is Full of Lumps and Bumps
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Balanced Active-Sitting Chairs
Balanced Active-Sitting Chairs
SitTight Improves Health for People Who Sit for Long Hours
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Vehicle-Inspired Sofas
Vehicle-Inspired Sofas
The King Cloud III Sofa by King Living is Made with Premium Materials
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Glamorous Handcrafted Lamps
Glamorous Handcrafted Lamps
'Float' by Articolo is Reminiscent of Old Hollywood Style
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Sculptural Uni-Body Lamps
Sculptural Uni-Body Lamps
The Arco Lamp Was Inspired by the Rigid Shape of Gemstones
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Elevated Public Planters
Elevated Public Planters
Art Lebedev Studio Created a Series of Alternative Flower Pots
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Automated Standing Desk Attachments
Automated Standing Desk Attachments
The MOVI Standing Desk Adjusts at the Press of a Button
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Furniture Playground Hybrids
Furniture Playground Hybrids
'Play Grown' Fuses Furniture Design with Jungle Gyms
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Sculptural Home Appliances
Sculptural Home Appliances
The FIN Collection Features Chic and Discreet Laundry Machines
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Contrasting Sculptural Chairs
Contrasting Sculptural Chairs
The Polymorph Chair is an Expression of Contrasting Ideologies
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Fabric Clock Faces
Fabric Clock Faces
The Fabric Clock by 'Munito' is a Subtle and Quirky Timepiece
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Ropy Outdoor Loungers
Ropy Outdoor Loungers
The EQUILIBRIUM Furniture Collection Uses Ropes to Support Sitters
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Inflatable Furniture Concepts
Inflatable Furniture Concepts
This Furniture for Children Replaces Screws with Balloons
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Modular Umbrella Stands
Modular Umbrella Stands
The Obbo Umbrella Stand is Both Functional and Aesthetically Pleasing
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Naturalistic Laser-Cut Lamps
Naturalistic Laser-Cut Lamps
Marta Sansoni's Laser-Cut 'Maggio' Lamp Looks Like Woven Branches
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Leather Wall Pockets
Leather Wall Pockets
Javier Prieto Martínez's Leather Goods Serve as an Alternative to Shelves
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Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
The Redesigned Porto Fira Suites are Inspired by Monastic Simplicity
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Pastry-Inspired Furniture
Pastry-Inspired Furniture
The CAKE Collection is as Curvy and Enticing as Its Name Suggests
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Unconventional Lamp Shade Covers
Unconventional Lamp Shade Covers
The Neptune Lamp is Compatible with Ikea's 'Stråla' Cord Set
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Contemporary Rocking Chairs
Contemporary Rocking Chairs
Scott Wilson's 'Fulton Rocker' Re-Imagines the Classic Design
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Dynamic Moving Bookshelves
Dynamic Moving Bookshelves
'Oddly' is a Functional Bookshelf That Leans and Rolls
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Tool-Free Furniture
Tool-Free Furniture
Opendesk's New Bundle Desk and Linnea Can Be Assembled Using Joinery
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Eco-Friendly AC Beds
Eco-Friendly AC Beds
This Solar-Powered AC Bed will Provide Cooling Heat Relief All Night
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Interchangeable Cover Inflatable Chairs
Interchangeable Cover Inflatable Chairs
The TRONO Chair Inflates in Seconds for a Supportive Seat
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Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
IKEA's Newest Catalog Fully Embraces a Maximalist Aesthetic
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Angular Neon Lighting
Angular Neon Lighting
UV by 'TJOKEEFE' is a Glowing Triangular Light Fixture
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Novelty Clamshell Lamps
Novelty Clamshell Lamps
This Clamshell Lamp From 'Cotton On' Features an Iridescent Ceramic Shell
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Multipurpose Camping Couches
Multipurpose Camping Couches
The REI Snow Peak Camp Couch Shifts into Several Different Items
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Single-Component Furniture Designs
Single-Component Furniture Designs
The 'Grate Module' Makes Furniture Using Minimal Materials
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Transforming Workstation Consoles
Transforming Workstation Consoles
This Sleek Console Transforms Into a Small Cubicle
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Rustic Tabletop Standing Desks
Rustic Tabletop Standing Desks
The Ergonofis Adjustable Height Desk Sits on an Electronic Frame
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Modern Shape-Shifting Chairs
Modern Shape-Shifting Chairs
The Ollie Chair Can Easily Be Transformed to Suit One's Space
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Domestic Office Furniture
Domestic Office Furniture
The 'Work Series' Can Adapt to a Number of Office Environments
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Outlet-Hiding Floating Shelves
Outlet-Hiding Floating Shelves
Multiple Devices Can Be Balanced on This Floating Wall Shelf
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Transforming Furniture Couches
Transforming Furniture Couches
The Unamo Design '3MOODS' Couch Boasts a Functional Aesthetic
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Elegant Interchangeable Outdoor Sofas
Elegant Interchangeable Outdoor Sofas
The 'Grid' Modular Outdoor Furniture Sofa is Sophisticated
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Urban Space-Saving Furniture
Urban Space-Saving Furniture
'Nook' is Adaptable Furniture That Makes Small Spaces Feel Bigger
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