Handyman, architects and factories have a common need: to identify trends in furniture production. This is because, at this stage of project creation, as important as listening to your client is understanding what the market offers. Therefore, the professional can submit updated proposals that can meet all needs. By knowing the trends, you can offer more dynamic, current and complete solutions and projects.
Here are three ways to stay up-to-date on these trends. Also, tell us in the comments: Do you use these options? How do you stay informed about this?
3 ways to identify trends
Use the Internet
Internet is a powerful tool to connect your work to the main world trends. Therefore, it’s worthwhile to monitor the specialized portals in furniture and architecture, sign thematic bulletins and use social networks. Networks like Instagram and Pinterest are excellent starting points. This is because, being so visual, they help to have a broader vision of what is occurring in the furniture industry. Discussion groups in networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn are also useful to exchange ideas with other professionals.
Track other markets
Several adjacent markets influence the production of furniture and can help identify trends. That is to say: must follow the new in floors, paintings, appliances, fabrics, etc. Therefore, you can generate interesting ideas from furniture that can work with these other elements. In addition, you already add important knowledge if your client requests suggestions throughout the project.
Participate in special events
Although the Internet is an important ally, it’sstill essential to participate in face-to-face meetings. Participate in workshops, courses, events and fairs is a way to be in direct contact with the main trends in furniture production. That is, you can directly see textures and materials. In addition, this is an opportunity to establish contacts and find partners for your business.
Identifying trends is important, but ...
... don’t forget to respect your style and the need of your client. Knowing trends helps you add useful information and generate valuable information about the project. But don’t try to adapt them to projects that don’t make sense to you or your client. A positive experience can help you get new projects (and new opportunities to test trends in furniture production).