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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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2. Transformers & multitaskers

These days, we expect everything to work ‘harder, faster, smarter’ – in other words, to multitask. Besides, if a product serves two – or even three – different purposes, and is crafted to last the distance, then we might be able to justify a higher price tag. Furthermore, it requires only half the space, saves you searching for a second product, and will be on a waiting list for other family members. 

“As we change, we want our objects to change with us offering multiple configurations, as well as being stylish, iconic, timeless pieces that will become heritage heirlooms” says David Goodman, co-founder of the award-winning creative brand Miller Goodman. “The good news is that manufacturers can produce better quality goods at higher price points because of their longevity.”

The multitasking personality of a piece can offer a variety of practical and playful possibilities – perhaps it’s a bunk bed that also delivers a play space (see Interiors, page 91); a cot, such as Bloom’s award-winning Luxo Sleep, which has a changing facility and also transforms to become a child’s bed; or a high chair that is designed to be cut down to size as your child gets older, such as the Droog high chair from Places And Spaces. “Longevity can be reconsidered as not just the product itself, but its ability to change into a new thing,” explains Laura from Places And Spaces. 

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