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Designing the future: family home trends

This century has brought with it a whole new way of thinking about design for the family home. Here we reveal the five most important new trends

Posted: 2 September 2011
by Junior

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We also expect more from less. Why buy a product that has been designed to perform only one function when it could transform and grow with your child? And with larger, more sociable environments in the home, we also want designs that offer personal niches inside these increasingly open spaces.

These are themes that are already a part of the way we live, and each trend tends to complement the others. Thankfully, there has also been a meteoric rise in the number and calibre of designers producing timeless designs for our children and homes, and it is through their innovations that new possibilities are now available to us. So to help us uncover the secret of selecting timeless designs for the family home, we’ve turned to some of the industry’s leading lights, who also have a special interest in children’s products. Here they reveal the five most important design trends for this century, and the legacy this generation will leave for the next… 

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