Furniture trends for 2016 Time Out Dubai has a guide to shopping in Dubai based around the top furniture trends for 2016. Find out where to buy quirky furniture in Dubai By Holly Sands 05 January 2016 Time Out Dubai enlists the help of Hazem Aljesr, the owner of Cities Design, Art & Lifestyle Store, to predict some of the most popular design trends of the year.Outside inInteriors will be influenced by architecture, with bold structural lines in a minimalist style offering a framework for rooms.MENA marbleMiddle Eastern design will still dominate, but with a more modern aspect. Sleek, unyielding materials such as marble will be widely used. SIMILAR ARTICLES Why you need to visit The Outlet Village during Dubai Summer Surprises Markets and souks in the UAE Tub of Butter in Dubai Adventure HQ in Dubai Going popThere’s more interest in Pop Art and Pop Culture from mainstream brands. What once was kitsch is now becoming commercial. PastelsPastels will rule with softer shades such as pistachio or pale pinks and blues providing the calming canvas for more striking pieces.70’s resurgenceThere’s a sense of nostalgia as modern materials are fused with old-school shapes, favouring comfort and simplicity over style.Dhs21,000Rooster by texartesBelgium’s finest purveyor of life-sized animal sculptures brings you a fantastically kitsch addition to your garden or living room.Galleria Mall, Jumeirah, www.citiesdubai.com (04 343 4301).Dhs220,000The octupus chair by Máximo RieraThe first piece from the Spanish artist’s incredible Animal Chairs collection, crafted from leather, polyurethane and steel.Galleria Mall, Jumeirah, www.citiesdubai.com (04 343 4301).Dhs38,000Gregoria bench by Ito KishThe Filipino designer remains true to his roots, no more so than with this kiln-dried gmelina and rattan piece. Galleria Mall, Jumeirah, www.citiesdubai.com (04 343 4301).Dhs200,000Enxoval cabinet by Alma De LuceInspired by watching his mother crocheting on a winter’s night, this handcrafted cabinet is inlayed with 36,123 Swarovski crystals.Galleria Mall, Jumeirah, www.citiesdubai.com (04 343 4301).