Small Scale Furniture is Growing in Popularity

Small Scale Furniture is Growing in Popularity

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 21, 2008

We were delighted to read today in the WSJ that FINALLY furniture makers were getting hip to our needs: Furniture Takes the Inches Off. In addition to a growing market for smaller furniture among urban dwellers and baby boomers downsizing, the current economic chill is making BIGNESS = UGLY....

As Nancy Keates writes:

U.S. home-furnishings companies for several years have seen growing demand for smaller-scaled furniture from aging Baby Boomers downsizing to condos and first-time home buyers settling into urban neighborhoods. But there's a new factor driving a desire for less-bulky home décor: Homeowners whose plans to trade up are on hold because of the chill in mortgage lending and the housing market.

This is particularly in line with our thinking and the article is worth checking out to see what companies are going smaller and what this means in terms of actual inches taken off. Maybe we'll BE ABLE to get a sofa into our apartment one day....

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