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The New Classics

Ever wonder what will still be in style in 50 years? Andrika shares her tips on how to spot the new classics – those furniture pieces that are sure to stand the test of time.

The New Classics

Above: Tom Dixon peg chairs, moooi container table, Tom Dixon bowls (Eclectic Collection), moooi Random pendant, Klaus; art, Art Interiors; paint, Para Paint - Modern World P504863

Designers today are pushing boundaries with their design sensibilities. Using new materials like chrome, PVC, plastic, and laser-cut technologies have lead to a very broad range of new furniture styles and accessories. And bold colours like fluorescents are big in the design world. The brighter the better and no colour is off limits.

Here are a few signs that a piece of furniture may be on its way to icon status:

  1. It's a part of a museum's collection
  2. You see it popping up in architects' homes
  3. It's featured prominently in design magazines
  4. You see knock offs in stores


Andrika believes in investing in new classic furniture pieces and accessories. Here she explains why you should consider them for your next purchase:

When investing in new modern furniture pieces, you are supporting new artists to develop their skills through innovation. Without these designers taking these chances, leading the charge and creating, some of the excellent home furnishings we have today would not even exist and we would have a very different looking world.

In innovation and craftsmanship there is always an inspiration point. Investment pieces usually tell a story. These pieces are often personal, have meaning and represent our lives.

We talk about timeless furniture all the time. Iconic designer furniture is the essence of timeless. Strong durable materials and clean lines make it stand the test of time and are worth the investment. Craftsmanship, thoughtfulness and innovation are what make them become pieces of art.


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