The future of the domestic furniture industry 2025
As part of a joint project the Association of Woodwork together with the Furniture Industry of North Rhine Westphalia, comprising of; Hettich, Technocell Dekor, Egger and JAB Anstoetz, created six scenarios for the future of the domestic furniture industry.
What would an apartment or a house be without any furniture? The answer to this question is as short as it is simple: “empty”. Furniture stays with us for a lifetime, from childhood to old age, both in private and at work. There has always been furniture and there will always be, this much is clear. However, how would the future of our domestic furniture look like?
Aspects such as consolidation of the industry, price war, the potential progress of furniture discounters, a focusing of consumers on furniture as a functional commodity, quality features like “Made in Germany” or furniture seen as luxury and lifestyle goods are relevant. Where do we stand today and which developments are possible? In order to discuss these issues, ScMI has developed six scenarios on behalf of the associations of the wood and furniture industry of North Rhine-Westphalia e.v. and published them in a scenario study. In this study six different future scenarios were developed:
The detailed results of the study, to which various sector enterprises contributed, are offered to download here.