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Flat-Pack Sofas

The Hay's Couches Feature a Slender Self-Assemble Structure

— April 14, 2016 — Art & Design
Designers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec recently created a flat pack sofa design for furniture brand Hay that offers a slender structural design that can be self-assembled to create comfortable lounging seats. The sofas, called Can, offer consumers with minimal space the ability to customize the design of their couches and set them up seamlessly in a variety of spaces due to their small size.

Couches tend to be one of the more bulkier furniture pieces home owners invest in, that come pre-built. The Can sofas completely diverge from this model, offering a pop-up design that can be assembled at home from a flat-pack packaging that is easy to transport to-and-from different locations. The sofas are built off of a steel tube frame with cushions that are added for comfort.
Trend Themes
1. Flat-pack Furniture - Designing and producing furniture products that can be assembled and transported easily has a great business and market opportunity.
2. Customizable Sofas - Offering consumers the ability to personalize the design of their furniture pieces is a great way to stand out among competitors in the market.
3. Minimalist Home Decor - Creating furniture options that fall in line with a minimalist aesthetic can be a great way to cater to consumers with a preference for simplistic designs.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Companies that specialize in furniture manufacturing can capitalize on the trend of designing flat-pack furniture products for easy assembly.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate flat-pack furniture products into their designs to offer clients more flexible options for space-saving solutions.
3. E-commerce - E-commerce platforms can cater to customers who are increasingly interested in purchasing customizable, flat-pack furniture pieces that can easily be delivered to their doorstep.
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