HBL Analysis: Multifunctional furniture in the versatile home

Thursday, 14 July 2011

House by Modern Cabana
In a major new report, WGSN-homebuildlife considers the impact of global urbanization - on the American market and beyond.

For the first time in almost 15 years, the size of new homes being built in the United States is shrinking and suburban McMansions are making way for smaller homes in urban settings. More and more people are gravitating towards city centres and smart growth efforts in urban planning are in full swing all across America.

Multifunctional Living Furniture by Matroshka Furniture
This new lifestyle demand has huge implications and presents opportunities for architects, designers, home developers and manufacturers to create products and experiences that satisfy changing lifestyle needs. In terms of dwellings, this also means that more people will be packed into tighter, smaller spaces. Inevitably, this will create new opportunities to rethink our home environments and the ways we want to live in those spaces.

Subscribers can read the full report here.