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

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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.

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Interiors will be influenced by architecture, with bold structural lines in a minimalist style offering a framework for rooms.

MENA marble

Middle Eastern design will still dominate, but with a more modern aspect. Sleek, unyielding materials such as marble will be widely used.

Going pop

There’s more interest in Pop Art and Pop Culture from mainstream brands. What once was kitsch is now becoming commercial.

Pastels

Pastels will rule with softer shades such as pistachio or pale pinks and blues providing the calming canvas for more striking pieces.

70’s resurgence

There’s a sense of nostalgia as modern materials are fused with old-school shapes, favouring comfort and simplicity over style.

Dhs21,000
Rooster by texartes

Belgium’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).

Dhs220,000
The octupus chair by Máximo Riera

The 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).

Dhs38,000
Gregoria bench by Ito Kish

The 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).

Dhs200,000
Enxoval cabinet by Alma De Luce

Inspired 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).

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