Look familiar? These furniture designs may cause deja vu if you have ever been to Ikea. That's not a bad thing. Ikea stores are hugely popular because of the minimalistic design and affordable prices. The ideas originate in the Stockholm Furniture Design Show and eventually into the mainstream. Coming soon to an Ikea near you.
Implications - Minimalist designs are becoming popular to those who prefer stripped-down items. This style of furniture has simplified design features so that consumers are sold on the product itself rather than its abstract design concepts outside of functionality. The minimalist movement seeks to meet the demands of workaholics who require basic, straightforward products that do the job with minimal hassle.