Furniture Design Focus: 5 sofa trends for 2023.

Forecast for Home & Interiors Spring Summer 2023 and Autumn Winter 2023/24, we outline five key sofa trends that brands should be paying attention to in 2023.

2023 will see an increased demand for a better reality for all. Elevated everyday experiences and creating opportunities to explore greater self-expression are key to commercial success. Concepts of optimism and joyful design will be more prominent, with the rise of maximalist themes supporting individualism.

Fluid & Curved

Brabbu, Ysg Studio

For Autumn Winter 2023 householders will relish the experience of opening up their homes again and celebrating being close to loved ones. For furniture designers, focus on products that can help support intimate moments, extra long, curved and fluid style seating helps to create cosy spaces for friends and family to relax, eat and work together.

Rebooted Classics

Note Design Studio

Forecast in our Autumn Winter 2023/24 trend, Modern Renaissance; graceful architectural aspects, such as intricate curves, cylindrical shapes, columns and arches are finding new life in modern furnishings. For sofa design, consider playing with sculptural shapes and classical elements to create a monumental presence within the home. 

Woven Finishes

Raw Edges, Patrick Jouin

In our Spring Summer 2023 trend Superbloom, woven finishes and wobbly-lined weave are adorning sofas and soft furnishings. Add surface interest with woven, often multi-coloured yarns, (faux) leather, recycled plastics and dyed rattan weaves.

Darker Tones

Bureau Benjamin, Puik

As forecast in our Autumn Winter 2023/24 trend, Lust for Life, the home becomes a place to embrace yourself and your loved ones. For seating design consider darker tones in deep red and peach tones to create a more intimate, enveloping space.

Modern quilting

Ana Maria Gomes, Maison Singulier, Like Minded Objects

As householders increasingly immerse themselves in nature, hiking culture weaves its way into the home. For textiles and sofa upholstery incorporate recycling, mending, and repairing to give a modern quilting aesthetic, with clean vertical lines and panelled patch pieces.

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