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Top 45 Furniture Trends in March

From Hug-Giving Sofas to Mesh Geometric Shelving

— March 18, 2016 — Art & Design
These March 2016 furniture trends range from minimalist mesh shelves to cozy sofas that are actually designed to mimic a human embrace. The month's most notable standouts include office furnishings that promote calmness and relaxation. Busy professionals can often feel stress and strain after a long work week and examples like relaxing work station chairs, meditative seating and standing modular desks address this common concern.

While office furniture is becoming more comfortable and ergonomic overall, the month's residential innovations include modular cushion furnishings that users can easily personalize. Furthermore, iridescent acrylic chairs act as a whimsical decor accent while providing a surprising level of comfort for users with an appreciation for furniture that is both bold and practical.

Fashion-forward dog beds, Italian scooter chairs and romantic storage units round out this list of March 2016 furniture examples that promote experimentation and creativity rather than subtlety.
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Alphabetic Chair Designs
Alphabetic Chair Designs
The Y5 Table Chair Focuses on the Repetition of the Letter 'Y'
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44
Self-Parking Chairs
Self-Parking Chairs
The Intelligent Parking Chair is Inspired By Nissan's Park Assist Tech
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43
Motion Feedback Sofas
Motion Feedback Sofas
The Immersit Couch Accessory Add Vibrations to the Viewing Experience
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42
Book-Inspired Drawer Sets
Book-Inspired Drawer Sets
Matter's 'Stack 8' Drawer Unit Boasts a Customizable Design Scheme
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41
Speaker-Embedded Television Stands
Speaker-Embedded Television Stands
The Geneva Sound System XXL Operates with a Dual-Purpose Design
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40
Romantic Storage Units
Romantic Storage Units
Bride & Wolfe's Heart Shelves are Inspired by Valentine's Day
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39
Fur-Clad Storage Cabinets
Fur-Clad Storage Cabinets
Evan Z. Crane's 'Creature Credenza' Embodies an Eccentric Aesthetic
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38
App-Connected Massage Chairs
App-Connected Massage Chairs
The OSIM 'uDivine' Massage Seat Provides Customized Pain Relief
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37
Lounging Utensil Chairs
Lounging Utensil Chairs
The Lane Seat Shape Features a Reclined Form Modelled After a Spoon
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36
Intricately Printed Chairs
Intricately Printed Chairs
These 3D Furniture Pieces Experiment with Complex Curved Forms
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35
Irregular Interconnected Furniture
Irregular Interconnected Furniture
The 'Branca' Seating Furniture is Beautifully Unexpected
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34
Asian-Influenced Furniture
Asian-Influenced Furniture
The Oriental Series by Frank Chou Design Studio is Exotically Modern
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33
Modular Wine Racks
Modular Wine Racks
'Magnewine' is a Magnetic Wine Rack that Can Contain Infinite Bottles
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32
Occult Coffee Tables
Occult Coffee Tables
These Custom Coffee Tables Can Feature a Ouija Board Aesthetic
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31
Toadstool-Shaped Furniture Collections
Toadstool-Shaped Furniture Collections
The New Pieces from Masquespacio are Inspired by Toadstools
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30
Geometric Mesh Shelving
Geometric Mesh Shelving
Bride & Wolfe's Mesh Triangle Shelf is Both Practical and Visually Bold
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29
Salvaged Steel Side Tables
Salvaged Steel Side Tables
'The Garrison' is a Table Made from an Iconic Toronto Bridge
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28
Standing Modular Desk Designs
Standing Modular Desk Designs
The 'OMBEE' Portable Modular Standing Desk Encourages Healthy Work
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27
Noise-Reducing Work Areas
Noise-Reducing Work Areas
The Focus Sound Barriers Create a Quiet Area in a Busy Workspace
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26
Interchangeable Sofa Sectionals
Interchangeable Sofa Sectionals
The TOWARD Couch Can be Reconfigured to Suit Different Layouts
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25
Rustic Retro Love Seats
Rustic Retro Love Seats
The Targa Two-Seat Sofa Provides Comfortable, Design-Conscious Seating
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24
Distorted Living Room Furniture
Distorted Living Room Furniture
Erwin Wurm Gives Everyday Furniture Dysmorphic Makeovers
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23
Luxurious Goatskin Loungers
Luxurious Goatskin Loungers
This Stylish Lounge Chair is Made from Natural Goat Hide
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22
Musical Instrument Furniture
Musical Instrument Furniture
The 'Bark-A-Lounge' Sofa Chair is a Fully Functioning Amplifier
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21
Musician-Inspired Acrylic Chairs
Musician-Inspired Acrylic Chairs
This Unusual Acrylic Chair Was Inspired by French House Music
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20
Versatile Sleeper Mattresses
Versatile Sleeper Mattresses
The Leesa Foam Bed is Designed to Suit All Sleepers and Body Types
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19
Hood-Like Desk Dividers
Hood-Like Desk Dividers
These Privatization Desk Domes Conceal Employee Computers and Faces
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18
Italian Scooter Seating
Italian Scooter Seating
The Bel & Bel Vespa BV-12 Custom Chair is Comfortable and Contemporary
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17
French Deco-Inspired Furniture
French Deco-Inspired Furniture
Amoia Studio Creates Stunning Products Out of Organic Materials
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16
Meditative Seating Solutions
Meditative Seating Solutions
The Headspace Meditation Pod Encourages People to Practice Meditation
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15
Shipping Container Cupboards
Shipping Container Cupboards
The Pandora Cabinets Creatively Upcycle Freight Boxes into Furniture
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14
Playful Modular Furniture
Playful Modular Furniture
Tijs Gilde's Customizable Furniture is Both Fun and Functional
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13
Fashionable Dog Furniture
Fashionable Dog Furniture
The South Shore Dog Bed Features Ample Space for Relaxing and Storage
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12
Relaxation Workstation Chairs
Relaxation Workstation Chairs
The Honken Workstation Chair Enables Comfortable Productivity
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11
Experiential Interior Design Shows
Experiential Interior Design Shows
The Playful IMM LivingInteriors Pavilion is by i29 and Frame
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10
All-Encompassing Bookshelves
All-Encompassing Bookshelves
Area by Gilles Belley is a Semi-Enclosed Circular Bookcase
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9
Wooden Flat-Packed Chairs
Wooden Flat-Packed Chairs
This Easily Transportable Fold Up Chair is Made from One Sheet of Wood
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8
Sensory Children's Chairs
Sensory Children's Chairs
The Tink Things Furniture is Made to Help Kids Explore Tactile Learning
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7
Sculptural Furniture Designs
Sculptural Furniture Designs
The Latest ODESd2 Collection is an Avant Garde Work of Art
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6
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
The Domino Micro Loft Incorporates Upward Space for Comfy Living
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5
Modern Mid-Century Furniture
Modern Mid-Century Furniture
The QT Collection by Nic Graham is Subtly Quirky and Entirely Retro
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4
Virtual Home Decor Apps
Virtual Home Decor Apps
The BeoHome Design App Lets Consumers Simulate Bang & Olufsen Products
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3
Modular Multi-Use Furniture
Modular Multi-Use Furniture
The 'Setup' Modular Furniture Kit Allows for Total Customization
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2
Deceptively Lightweight Concrete Furniture
Deceptively Lightweight Concrete Furniture
This Hocker Heinrich Concrete Stool is a Lighter Option
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1
Hug-Giving Sofas
Hug-Giving Sofas
The 'Free Hug Sofa' is Designed to Mimic the Feeling of a Warm Embrace
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