Many companies try to be thrifty when they furnish their offices. However, there are good reasons to invest in quality furniture when you have the chance. Having nice furniture makes your office more inviting to guests and brightens your mood.
Internationally-renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid said that luxury furniture is becoming more popular than ever. Many designers are using architectural principles to make their furniture more pristine. “There is a lot of fluidity nowadays between furniture and architecture,” she told The Telegraph. “One of the most exciting things about furniture design is that the production process between idea and result is so much quicker than in the past. Our avant-garde designs inspire new technologies, techniques, and materials. Those, in turn, inspire us to push the design envelope ever further.” Recent market data from leading players in the luxury furniture industry support her claims. The global market for luxury furniture was estimated to be over $21 billion in 2014. It has been growing steadily since.
Here are some great furniture pieces you may want to include in your office. Before you begin purchasing them, it’s important to make sure that you take the dimensions of your home and know how to set it up. We recommend reading this infographic which provides some great tips.
Burnt-black Wood Tables
You may never have thought of burnt black wooden furniture as being very pleasing to look at. However, some people are willing to pay top dollar for it.
The Telegraph ran a story about the future of luxury furniture. They mentioned that a number of well-known designers were using burnt black wood to craft elegant tables. These artists include Jae Hyo Lee, Jim Partridge, Liz Walmsley, and Michael Fairfax.
You can find pictures of a number of burnt-black wood tables and other furniture on Pinterest. They can give you inspiration for furniture pieces to add to your office or home.
Mahogany desks are very popular in many offices. They tend to be more expensive than other types of wood, but you can find wildwood mahogany veneer desks for as little as $245.
Why should you buy a mahogany desk? Here are some key benefits to consider:
- It has a straight grain, so it’s easy to finish.
- It has a beautiful reddish tint which means it has pleasing aesthetics without requiring any paint or stains.
- It is highly durable and can last for years.
Although mahogany desks are luxury items, you can usually buy them for reasonable prices.
Freyja Sewell began exploring with a new style of curvy chairs. They may be too feminine for some businesses, but blend perfectly into others. If you own a fashion design business or other company that caters to women with affluent tastes, you may want to invest in one of these.
Sewell has also designed a number of more innovative pieces, including a cocoon-styled sofa and pentagonal shaped, curvy chairs that offer great back support and a wide range of motion. Her curvy-styled chairs are a fascinating design that you won’t find from most other luxury designers.
Alder wasn’t always used for luxury furniture. It was once used by low-income families that couldn’t afford maple. However, milling technology has allowed manufacturers to use alder in new ways, so it’s frequently used to make luxury bookcases.
There are a number of reasons alder is such a popular material for bookcases. It has a nice rustic tone, which can complement almost any office. It looks very similar to cherry wood, but doesn’t darken with age. While it’s still a luxury material, it’s also about half the price of Birchwood, so it’s ideal for businesses that want to add a luxury touch without overspending.
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