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Whimsy Animation-Informed Furniture Collections

The Totoro Furniture Range Boasts Rounded Designs

— October 8, 2021 — Art & Design
Kateryna Sokolova designed the Totoro Furniture collection for the Italian brand Driade. Named after the character from the film "My Neighbor Totoro," the collection boasts soft and curved silhouettes with whimsical designs.

The namesake range includes a series of fully upholstered chairs, armchairs, and three-seater sofas. It also features a coffee table with rounded edges to match the collection's soft theme. The sofas and chairs emphasize the generous sizes of their seats, backrests, and legs. Customers can choose fixed upholstery from a range of fabrics or leathers. In addition, the coffee table is available in three sizes and boasts an unusual three-leg and irregularly sized base. Tables are topped with an MDF board finished with lacquer.

Image Credit: Driade
Trend Themes
1. Whimsical Furniture Designs - There is an opportunity to explore furniture designs with playful and imaginative qualities informed by various forms of art.
2. Comfort-centric Furniture Collections - Designers can create furniture collections with an emphasis on generous seat and backrest sizes to prioritize user comfort and relaxation.
3. Customizable Furniture Options - Furniture brands can offer more options for customization, such as a range of fabrics or leathers, to cater to a customer's specific preferences and individuality.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Furniture companies can adapt to the demand for unique, whimsical designs that prioritize comfort while also offering customizable options to compete in the market.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can consider incorporating playful and imaginative furniture designs into their projects and prioritize comfort when selecting furniture pieces.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can create furniture pieces informed by various forms of art that prioritize comfort and customization to differentiate themselves and disrupt the industry.
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