One of the top interior-designer trends for 2020 is “throwaway” furniture is out. Longevity is in, according to the Wall Street Journal. Even if chain-retailer prices are tolerable, it’s become less appealing to buy a bed or a dresser thinking you’ll replace it in a few years. The throwaway culture is out, said Shea Soucie, co-founder of Soucie-Horner, a design and architecture firm in Chicago. The told that disposable furniture takes on the environment has people considering revitalizing old pieces. Said Rome-based designer Achille Salvagni, “No one wants to inherit an IKEA coffee table.
Instead, discerning Americans are turning to furniture with soul. There’s a shift toward collecting fewer but better things that represent experience through real craftsmanship, noted Nicola Coropulis, CEO of Italian brand Poltrona Frau. Also gaining meaning is the history inherent in antiques and hand-me-downs. In short, if it’s meaningful, find a place for it.