An Insider’s Guide to Plastic Furniture Industry 2020

An Insider’s Guide to Plastic Furniture Industry 2020

The plastic furniture industry is booming in India in today’s day and age. Currently, Plastic furniture is a popular choice among South Asian people. But that was not always the case.

Traditionally, when people thought of Indian furniture, they would think of artistic woodwork or metalwork with an inclination towards aesthetics rather than functionality. Our tables had a global reputation for artistic imagination. The furniture industry primarily catered to people with high purchasing power, concentrating on furniture accessibility to a smaller population percentage. But, throughout the years, the Furniture industry has changed dramatically.

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The furniture market in India has now become customer-friendly. There was a gradual shift from wooden and metal furniture to more accessible and durable materials like Plastic. These materials gradually lowered the production costs, making furniture available to more people and the businesses started selling cheaper, readymade furniture, which was low maintenance yet durable. 

Let’s dive into the ever-growing Plastic Furniture Industry in India:

A shift in the Furniture Industry

Plastic furniture has grown exponentially in India, especially in the last decade, causing a shift in the industry. This shift was mainly witnessed due to the introduction of plastic furniture in India, which caused a spike in the Indian domestic furniture market. The industry is expected to grow at a whopping CAGR of 12.91% from 2020-2024. [1] The revolution from wooden to plastic furniture has occurred due to several aspects.

1. Benefits of switching to Plastic

Conventional wooden furniture would not only cost a fortune but was also vulnerable to external conditions. Hence, many businesses opted to invest in plastic furniture instead of wooden ones due to the following benefits:

  • Low maintenance

Wooden furniture often gets weathered by water and moisture. It is also prone to get damaged by mites. On the other hand, Metal furniture is known to rust. This kind of furniture needs extra maintenance and care. However, Plastic furniture does not get damaged easily due to any such external factors.

  • Durable

Because of its inherent features, plastic is more durable. Plastic furniture does not get damaged or decayed, unlike traditional furniture. 

Wooden furniture often expands and contracts depending on the moisture content in the atmosphere. Such changes can wear them out quickly. Plastic does not exhibit such damaging properties.

Plastic is also very strong, chemical-resistant, and almost unbreakable. With the development of high-performance plastics, the durability has been enhanced furthermore.

  • Portable

Plastic Furniture is much lighter as compared to bulky wooden and metal furniture. Additionally, most plastic furniture can also be disassembled and reassembled, which further adds to its portability.

  • Economical

Reducing production costs with increased utility and overall functionality makes plastic furniture much more economical than wooden and metal furniture.

  •  Innovative designs

Plastic is flexible and mouldable. Therefore, in the last few years, we have seen highly innovative and ergonomic designs in the plastic furniture industry.

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  • Modern finish

Plastic Furniture offers several different textures in its design. Modern furniture provides glossy finish, matte finish, enamel, weaved, and more, unavailable in traditional wooden and metal furniture.

2. Changing Consumer Demographics

Millennials are the chief wage earners in India, with a whopping 47% in the working-age population. They are the largest generational cohort in India and globally. This generation is characterized by high levels of disposable income as well. [2] 

With increased disposable income, they are spending on lifestyle and consumer products. [2] 

Their behavioral patterns are drastically different from the previous generations. These people focus on aspects such as aesthetics, functionality, price, eco-friendliness, and uniqueness.

Family structures have also changed. Nuclear families and an increasing number of double-income families have positively impacted the plastic furniture industry.[3]

3. The boom in Real Estate and Housing Industry

In 2013, Real Estate contributed to 6.3% of India’s GDP.[10] In 2019, the Real Estate Sector in India was around INR 12,000 crore, i.e., 13% of the GDP. It is expected to reach INR 65,000 cr by 2040. [4] There is a growing demand for wooden furniture in this sector; however, increasing discretionary spending and consumer demographics create high sales potential for plastic furniture. [6]

Both housing and commercial development has had a positive effect on the plastic industry. The industry will see further growth with rising demands in the coming years.

4. Tourism and Hospitality Growth

As per the latest 2018 reports, Tourism is one of India’s largest industries and is expected to reach over 500 billion U.S. dollars by 2029. [5]. The growing tourism industry has created a significant demand for furniture in hotel rooms, restaurants, and other travel and tourism needs.

Tourism and Hospitality, as an industry, are gravitating more towards plastic furniture, given the durability, versatility, and affordability.

The Plastic Furniture Industry

The plastic furniture industry earns its revenue from the commercial sector and the residential sector. The retail industry accounts for approximately one-third of the income of the plastic furniture industry. This sector has been migrating towards plastic furniture in the last few decades because of plastic functionality. [6]

Two-thirds of the revenue from this industry comes from the residential sector.[6] However, in this sector, a slight decline of plastic furniture usage has been noted. But with the exponential growth of the construction industry globally, leading manufacturers in the Plastic Furniture sector expect to gain profitable growth opportunities in the coming future.

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Emerging Trends in the Plastic Furniture Industry

The plastic furniture has seen tremendous change over the decades. Here are some of the emerging trends in the industry:

  • Forest-friendly

The consumers of today are awake, and they are conscious of what they buy. They do extensive research before their purchases. They are becoming increasingly conscientious about the environment, and hence, there is increasing consumer demand for eco-friendly furniture. Since the traditional wooden furniture is obtained by cutting down forests, the consumers migrate towards furniture made of other more sustainable materials.

Plastic molded furniture is considered to be an environment-friendly option because it saves from deforestation. Around 200 million cubic feet of woods were protected in 2000, on the onset of the boom in the plastic furniture industry. [7]

  • Recycled Plastic

Plastic is looked at as a pollutant and a source of global warming. Hence, most of the plastic used in the plastic furniture industry is made from recycled furniture to combat this issue. Waste from plastic bottles and ocean plastics is often reused to make outdoor and patio furniture. Recycling plastic waste into furniture extends the life cycle of plastic and contributes towards reducing the carbon footprint.

Many of the players in the industry use recyclable plastic as a CSR initiative. These companies strive hard to make the recycling process sustainable by leaving zero waste. 

  • Ecommerce 

Traditionally, most of the furniture stores were physical retail shops. However, there has been a shift in this scenario.

Millennials are the biggest consumers in today’s day. It is common knowledge that this generation’s people are digital natives. According to a recent study, Indian Millennials spend 1/3rd of their waking hours on their mobile phones.[8] The online market place is now at your fingertips. Plastic furniture is no exception. People are increasingly buying their furniture online. With players like Amazon, Italica Furniture, etc. online sales for furniture has seen tremendous success.

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An online e-com platform also offers a broader range of products, comfortable price and feature comparisons, deals and discounts, product exchange policies, and delivery services.

Due to the COVID times, the physical retail space has taken a hit. This has further boosted the sales of plastic furniture online. The focus is on perfecting the online retail space by creating excellent logistic models and improving customer experience.

  • Omni Channel Distribution

With the plastic industry’s growth, there is also scope for creating omnichannel one-stop destination spaces for furniture. One of the prime examples in this regard is Pepperfry that started as an online furniture store but later expanded to physical retail spaces. This helps the brand to cater to a wider variety of customers. Whether they are consumers who prefer online buying or like physical shopping, all your customers are happy and satisfied!

  •  Innovative Plastic Designs

Plastic is immensely mouldable and flexible. Engineers and designers are capitalizing on creating unique and innovative furniture designs that are highly beneficial and sustainable. The customers want their furniture to be unique and different from others as they do represent Social status. This market need was met by the plastic furniture brands that created fresh and new designs. For, e.g., Italica plastic furniture offers various innovative ergonomic designs, textures, shades, and colors that meet the continuously changing consumer demands. 

  • Plastic-Steel Combination furniture 

The combination of plastic and metal composites are being explored, as it is one of the niche areas in the current furniture scenario. Such furniture bears the flexibility of plastic and sturdiness of metal. This kind of furniture is suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage. Italica’s Plasteel Arm Chair range is one of the aptest examples of such furniture.

The Global Plastic Industry Vs. Indian Plastic Industry

The growth of plastic furniture has been seen at a global level. The global market was valued at USD 11.9 billion in 2018, and it is expected at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2019 to 2025. [9]

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Compared to the rest of the world, South Asian countries have seen a sharp curve in plastic furniture sales, particularly India and China. This is because of rising disposable incomes and the awareness about plastic furniture throughout this region. The Asia Pacific has also procured most of the growth-share in 2018 due to the fast-growing construction sector and its abundance of raw materials. [6] Additional factors contributing to the growth are the growing IT sector, nuclear households, and the growing middle-class population.

African countries and European Countries are close behind with their growth in the plastic furniture industry. These countries are attracting new investments because they have more scope and resources. They are expected to grow more in the next decade. [6]

Future Scope

The global plastic industry will continue to see steady growth in the years to come.[9] Due to opportunities in infrastructure, housing, and other related sectors, India will continue to be the top market for this industry in South Asia.

The industry is an extremely profitable position, and the revenues are only expected to go up. This industry has also experienced dramatic changes in several trends. Most of these changes seem to make this industry more eco-friendly and zero waste with sustainable product options. 

Italica’s eco-friendly plastic furniture range is keeping up with the ever-evolving trends. Our eco-friendly and stylish furniture will surely brighten up your house and elevate your style. 

If you found this blog useful, feel free to share it with your friends and family! Do let us know what your insights are regarding the plastic furniture industry.

References:
[1] https://ibt.tpci.in/blogs/furniture-industry-a-sunshine-sector-for-india/
[2] https://rls.net.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Trendsetting-Millenials_RAI-Deloitte.pdf
[3] https://www.bcg.com/publications/2017/marketing-sales-globalization-new-indian-changing-consumer  
[4] https://bit.ly/35mh7VY 
[5] https://www.statista.com/topics/2076/travel-and-tourism-industry-in-india/
[6] https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/plastic-furniture-market
[7] https://bit.ly/353F1ph 
[8] https://bit.ly/3hgFBCx 
[9] https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/plastic-furniture-market 
[10] https://bit.ly/3kgLx0n

 

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7 Innovative Work From Home Products To Boost Your Productivity In 2020 (under INR 3000)

7 Innovative Work From Home Products To Boost Your Productivity In 2020 (under INR 3000)

We all have adapted to the new normal now in which work-from-home is non-negotiable. Honestly, it can be comfortable and exciting too! 

We understand that you cannot go to the office right now, but it is possible to transform your place to an energetic #workfromhome setup that makes you feel cozy yet productive.

In this blog, we bring you the seven most innovative work-from-home products in 2020 under Rs. 3000 that will save you time, increase your work quality, take care of your well-being during those long working hours, and let you enjoy your work. 

Italica Work from Home Spine Care Chair

Italica Work from Home Spine Care Chair

Description:

Whether you are working at home or in office, prolonged sitting can lead to lower back pain and spine issues in the long run.

Well, say goodbye to all your spine issues with the Italica Spine Care Chair.

Its innovative design, modern style, and durable manufacturing give you a flexible backrest and extra lumbar support for your back with a stylish and luxurious look. With a perfect blend of extravagant design and extreme comfort, the Italica spine care chair is a must-have addition for your work from home set up.

Specification:

Material: High-quality virgin plastic
Color: White with Matte Finish
Style: Luxurious and sleek
Cleaning: Wipe clean with a wet/dry cloth.
Length: 57 cm
Width: 48 cm
Height: 89 cm
Weight: 3.33 Kg
Maximum Load Capacity: 100 kgs.
Warranty: 2 years of manufacturing warranty.

Benefits:

– Ergonomically designed swing back to comfort and support your spine.
– Easy to stack, move, and clean.
– Soft texture, radiant glow with impeccable design and engineering.
– Comfortable, extremely light, easy to maintain.

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Table Max Double-Top Multipurpose Table

Table Max Double-Top Multipurpose Table

Description:

Table Max Double-Top Multipurpose Table comes with the smart cantilever design that allows the user to have maximum closure with a versatile and contemporary design. It’s adjustable to 6 heights 53 -73cm and three angular settings to maximize user comfort.

It’s the perfect addition to work from home as you can quickly move it around and keep it aside at any corner of your house.

Specification:

Product Dimensions: 70 x 53 x 73 cm
Manufactured with: Virgin Plastic and Steel with epoxy coating
Recommended  Load: 10kg for regular use

Benefits:

– Light-weight, portable, easy to move.
– Space-saving with foldable features.
– Equally suitable for young and older people.

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Logitech Palm Rest Wireless Combo

Logitech Palm Rest Wireless Combo

Description:

Logitech Palm Rest Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo is a useful typing and navigation device that offers 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity for faster, accurate, and more comfortable computing experience. The working wireless distance up to 10 meters with a long battery life makes it convenient to use. Its spill-proof design increases durability with the sturdy body and easy to use compact size.

The customized designing with adjustable height and effectively placed keys of this wireless keyboard facilitates ease of access. Dedicated keys to control media settings, pause the content, or go to the previous or next song with the simple push of a key, skip a song, or mute the video.

The mouse has a comfortable palm rest while handling the device and using it for an extended period. It comes with sensitive left and right mouse buttons for better tracking.

Specification:

Colour Black
Height: 18.7 Cm
Width: 44.7 Cm
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 3.8 x 44.7 x 18.7 cm
Hardware Platform: Wireless
Included Components: Keyboard, Mouse, USB receiver, 2 AAA alkaline batteries in keyboard (pre-installed), 1 AA alkaline battery in mouse (pre-installed), User documentation

Benefits:

– Quick access to email and internet
– Robust wireless connection
– Faster typing, accurate results, and instantly set up
– Increased battery life for more usage
– Comfortable design, ease of access

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TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Extender

TP-Link WiFi Range Extender

Description:

Working without a good Wi-Fi connection is just in the past.

TP-Link Dualband Wi-Fi Range Extender works with up to 1200Mbps Speed as a Wireless Extender, Repeater, Signal Booster, Access Point. It has Superior Extended Range with Two external antennas extending Wi-Fi coverage. Intelligent signal light helps to find the perfect location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage by showing the signal strength.

Dual-Band Operates over both the 2.4GHz band(300Mbps) and 5GHz band(867Mbps) for a more stable wireless experience. The No Dead Zone feature Brings Wi-Fi dead zone to life with steady Wi-Fi expansion at a combined speed of up to 1.2Gbps.

It has a Single Mesh function support for connecting different devices. Simply plug the Ethernet cable into its Ethernet port to quickly turn your wired internet connection into a dual-band wireless access point and works with all Wi-Fi routers.

Use TP-Link’s free Tether app to set up the range extender from any Android or iOS device in minutes and access advanced network management at your fingertips.

Specification:

Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.7 x 8 cm
Included Components: AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE305, Quick Installation Guide
Colour Screen: No
Voltage: 5 Volts
Batteries Required: No
Data Transfer Rate: 1200 megabits_per_second
Wireless Type: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac
GSM frequencies: 2.4 GHz
Number of Ports: 1
Connector Type: Wireless
Bluetooth: No
Programmable Buttons: No

Benefits:

– Built-in access control mode
– Expands your Wi-Fi coverage effectively
– Easy management and remote control
– Perfect location finding at a glimpse
– High-speed dual-band Wi-Fi for better connection

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Jukkre Shadeless Multi usage Table lamp

Jukkre Shadeless Multi usage Table lamp

Description:

A lamp that is the clock display, calendar, thermometer, and the alarm function is an excellent choice if you are looking for a desk lamp.

Business leather-like soft material adds luxury to the light with an adjustable lamp arm to conveniently get your desired optimal angle.

High sensitivity touch dimmer for switching between 3 brightness levels makes it suitable for varied uses with uniform and soft light that works as an anti-dazzle.

Eco-friendly with energy-saving technology, lower consumption can save 80% energy, the lifespan of more than 30,000 hours without tungsten, mercury, and other toxic metals to refuse environmental pollution.

Specification:

Charging input: DC5V / 1A
Material: ABS (synthetic leather) + silicone
Power: 5W
Color temperature: 5000k ~ 6000k
Luminous flux: 260lm
Weight: 0.9 kg
Color: brown, black
Package Includes LED lamp, USB cable, Product instructions.

Benefits:

– It functions as a lamp, alarm, clock, calendar, and thermometer.
– It comes with a flexible, adjustable arm that allows easy adjustment of the light direction.
– It has a Touch control button and dimming function for 3-level brightness control.
– Ensures a non-slip, firm stand on the bottom to protect the lamp from slipping and protects your table surface from scratches.
– It comes with an additional button battery to store the display. It saves the time and date if the lamp gets disconnected from the power cord for a short time.

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LapGear Essential Lap Desk

LapGear Essential Lap Desk

Description:

This portable Lap Desk coming with micro-bead cushion is sure to become an Essential Work From Home situation.
A smooth and flat surface area provides the laptop with a proper ventilation space.
It can also feature a stationary well for the writing utensils to keep handy.
It can also prevent your skin from coming in contact with the laptop’s heat generation while using it for long.

Specification:

Colour: Aqua Sky
Material: High-Impact Polystyrene
Dimensions: 13.75 x 10 x 2 in.

Benefits:

– Comes in a compact size
– Convenient for work from home
– Dual-bolster cushion to provide the correct angle for optimal screen viewing
– Micro-bead filled cushion to conform to the lap and provide comfortable stability

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The White Willow Work from Home Back Support Cushion Combo

The White Willow Work from Home Back Support Cushion Combo

Description:

If your work involves prolonged hours of sitting, it can be bad news for your spine, most probably.

The White Willow Work from Home Back Support Cushion Combo is a dual Layered Constructed Seat Cushion with High Resilience Furniture Grade foam with a layer of Memory foam on the top.

The seat cushion is firm, as well as soft, bringing comfort and support. Breathable Mesh Outer Cover makes sure that you won’t experience heat buildup even after hours of sitting.

Specification:

Color: Black
Item Weight: 1.64 Kg
Product Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 14 cm
Primary material: Hard Foam
Number of Pieces: 2
Contains: 1 Seat Cushion 16×16 and 1 HR Foam Lumbar Backrest
Item Shape” Square

Benefits:

– Supports your back while sitting and resting.
– Multi-Purpose use for leg, back and headrest for better productivity.
– Releases discomfort and pain while working for longer hours.
– Helps in healing from the leg or spinal injury with breathable and adequate elevation support.

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Most Innovative Plastic Chairs by Italica that Resonates with Your Personality

Most Innovative Plastic Chairs by Italica that Resonates with Your Personality

Furniture speaks a lot about one’s personality. It can instantly say who you are as a person. Wooden Furniture could mean that you are a nature lover, Colored Furniture could mean that you are Happy Go Lucky type, Antique furniture could mean that you are Old school at heart and so on.

Unfortunately, we sometimes end up choosing furniture that is either comfortable but isn’t good looking, or is super uncomfortable and ends up just being an eye-candy.

While you look for the right balance between design and value in your furniture, Italica presents its best pieces that will aesthetically enlighten your house with the utmost comfort. Right from Home to Restaurants, Playrooms to Boardrooms, we have got something for everyone.

Here’s a pool of innovative plastic chairs that will match your personality without compromising your style statement and comfort.

1. OXY Series: For the Relaxers

Oxy chair

If you like to chill and relax, even on a busy schedule, we got you a perfect match, even on a busy schedule.

Italica Oxy series chair, India’s first fully ventilated stackable plastic chair, is an impressive mixture of elegant class, ergonomic design, and superior quality. It is a perfect balance of aesthetics and comfort.

Most plastic chairs are designed to allow little or no ventilation through the backrest. But the Oxy Series Chair is exclusively tailored to provide you 100% ventilation from backrest to seat. 

With a considerably lightweight of 3.06kg, premium quality, and luxurious look, it is easy to move and works great for indoor and outdoor seating areas.

2. Plasteel Series: For the Determined Ones

plasteel chair

You are a vibrant personality with a strong sense of determination that makes you stand out in a crowd. Well, in that case, this one would perfectly compliment your style. 

The Italica Plasteel Chair, with and without arms, is one of a kind to the balance of aesthetics and comfort, making it a notch up with the strength. Molded plastic chairs with the added strength of stainless steel legs – the Plasteel Chairs are made with both worlds’ best to give a premium look. It is a range of durable and stylish plastic armchairs that suits any residential or outdoor seatings like home, office, restaurants, gardens, and cafes.

It is reliable, lightweight, and visually stunning with vibrant colors.

3. Baby Armchair: For the new Moms and Pops

baby-armchair-

Every child is unique, and so is their first chair.

Italica’s Baby Armchair is specially designed for your kids with utmost safety, and durability, with a hint of style to make your baby’s room cozy and stylish.

Striking designs on the backrest like a smiley face and alphabets, make sure that your kid’s creativity and imagination starts right from their room. A classic kids’ plastic chair molded for every kid-safe and happy living at home, playschools, and even gardens.

Its charm and strength provide a balance between aesthetics and comfort in various designs and colors. So, all new moms and pops, worry no more, your kids are safe and sound around Italica’s Baby chairs.

4. Spinecare Chair: For the Workaholic ones

Spinecare Chair: For the Workaholic ones

Are you the one who’s enjoying the work from home and doesn’t mind working overtime as well? In that case, this is a perfect addition to your study/ work station.

With Italica Spine Care Chairs, we present you with the most innovative creation of an ergonomic design that ensures aesthetics and comfort. It is explicitly designed to support the vertebral column and provide excellent lumbar support, 

It is made of PP with Fiberglass Reinforcement for UV and Weather Resistance with a flexible back and comfortable seating and only weighs around 3.2kg. It is designed to give your back the extra support so you can comfortably sit and enjoy your work for hours without hurting your back posture. It is the right mix of aesthetics and comfort in a luxurious way that makes it a perfect addition to your work and study setups. 

You cannot go wrong with our all-time best seller – Sand color, Spine Care Chair that is tested and recommended by doctors to help you maintain the right-back posture and avoid any spine-related issues.

5. Without Arm Plastic Chair: For the Minimalist heart

Without Arm Plastic Chair: For the Minimalist heart

As we said earlier, Italica has something for everyone. For those who prefer to have a simple and minimal lifestyle, we present to you a wide range of Italica’s without arm plastic chairs. The economic and sturdy armless chairs with unique designs are a perfect solution for large gatherings indoors and outdoors.

It’s a classic yet trendy furniture piece with the right balance of aesthetics and comfort that will brighten your space without burning a hole in your wallet.

6. Plastic Arm Chairs: For the one with GEMINI nature

Without Arm Plastic Chair: For the Minimalist heart

You want classic styles but not a fan of heavy furniture and end up feeling confused and indecisive. We get you. Totally!

This dual-natured innovative designs from our Plastic Arm Chairs. Range with superior quality and flexible functionality is the right call for you. It gives you all in one – comfort, premium looks, and simplicity, so you don’t have to compromise on any feature. Its stylish matte finish designs combined with superior durability (weighing around 2.66kg)  will leave your spoilt for choices.

  • Comfort Series Plastic Arm Chair: For the Common Man

If you are an ordinary person who loves functional yet high-quality furniture that is affordable and portable, you have stumbled upon the right blog.

Italica Comfort Series Plastic Armchair is a collection of well-designed, aesthetically superior, sturdy, and highly portable armchairs. It is an ideal fit for your shops, cafeterias, food stalls, and even daily use at home.

The comfort series in the plastic armchair range has a wide range of designs per your style preference.

For instance, Curve V-shaped Tapering Backrest Comfort Armchair is on an exquisite design with sleek, suave, and sophisticated styles that you can find nowhere. It’s a work of art from Italica with a blend of superior and comfortable seating.

Simple yet stylish, this chair is ideal for indoors as well as outdoor uses.

  • Premium Series Plastic Arm Chairs: For the InfluenZers

Many of us live for the ‘gram, which means aesthetically pleasing designs are a must for getting that perfect picture. Well, we got your back, InfluenZers.

Let us introduce our Premium Series Plastic ArmChairs- a collection of subtle, poignant yet beautiful chairs that can make your room look classy, sophisticated, and Insta-worthy in no time.

One of our best sellers amongst range is Classy and Funky Premium Series Plastic Arm Chair. It is all about subdued classy aesthetics for those with a subtle, understated mind but with the right amount of poise.

  • Luxury Series Plastic Arm Chairs: For the royal highness

Luxury is your inherited style and never comes across as an option to you.

So allow us, our Royal highness, to present to you Italica Luxury Series Plastic Arm Chairs, where you do not have to compromise or choose between your style and comfort. Our collection of high quality, ergonomically designed Luxury Series Plastic Arm Chairs is designed, keeping in mind the intricate detailing that will make you feel like you are sitting on a million bucks.

One of Italica’s most exciting and unique designs in this luxury range is popularly called the Sofa Chair. It is comfortable, like a sofa, yet has a Lux vibe to it. This solid-colored armchair comes with a unique design and Italica’s trademark durability.

These chairs will be perfect for indoor or outdoor arrangements with superior comfort, style, and durability.

At Italica, we design the best of the products that would cater to each of you, and in this scenario, we hope we could help you pick out the perfect chair that compliments your personality!

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4 Steps to choose the right ergonomic chair for work from home and office

4 Steps to choose the right ergonomic chair for work from home and office

Work from home has become a new reality for everyone now.

It also means sitting for long hours working on a computer.

Therefore, it becomes even more vital that you opt for an ergonomic chair for the back support that offers excellent lumbar support, prevents fatigue happening from time to time, and can eliminate any health-related issues that may arise due to the wrong sitting posture.

It sure is an important investment. So you can not just go and pick up any chair that looks ok to sit on. You should understand what are the best chairs for your back support.

We have jotted down a list of factors that will help you narrow down your choices and get the right WFH chairs for you.

Factor 1: Explore the chair’s adjusting capabilities

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  • Check for the height adjustment allowed in your chair.

The height of an ergonomic chair is an important feature to explore the comfort and support to your back. It should ideally be fully adjustable to the shape of your return.

The chair’s seat should be allowed to move either upwards or downwards. This adjustment will let people sit in the chair comfortably. The height adjustment should be checked before buying any chair. Generally, a seat height of 15 inches to 22 inches will allow a person between 5’0″ to 6’4″ tall to comfortably sit. But most chairs will offer a small range of adjustment. So you must check.

‘How do you adjust a chair for lower back pain?’

Your feet should lay flat on the floor while your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.

  • Check which parts(Seat, Back, Height etc.) of the chairs are individually adjustable.

You will be able to work from home comfortably if your chair will allow you to make a customized fit for each part of the chair. Some essential adjusting features can be the armrests, seat positioning, headrest, footrest, height, and back support. This level of customization aims to allow you to make the chair a good fit for anyone that uses it. You may prefer chairs that allow for adjustments.

Factor 2: Evaluate the Back Support that the chair is providing.

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  • Upper and middle back support should be adequate in the chair.

A proper ergonomic chair will offer you full support for your upper and middle back. If you will be sitting for a longer period, supporting your back in its natural shape becomes important to prevent any injury or strain.

Make sure that your work from home chair has an excellent upper and middle back support before making a purchase. The backrest should be between 12” and 19” wide, support the natural curve and shape of your back, and adjust to support the contours of your return.

  • Always check the lower back support of the chair

If the chair is not having proper lumbar support, it might damage and flatten your lower back. The lower back has a natural inward curve. A poorly designed chair will cause this curve to straighten out.

Your chair should help you maintain your lower back’s normal curvature to support your lower back for a healthy spine life. Adjusting back support is done by moving the chair’s back support pad up and down.

  • Check for adjustments and reclining in the backrest

If you are able to adjust the backrest of your chair, it will balance out the amount of weight placed on your back. Recliners can be of great help if you plan to sit for the majority of the day as it helps to relieve pressure on your spinal discs and lower back muscles.

You should know how to adjust your chair for lower back pain with recliners and backrest. Most chairs are locked into the most comfortable reclined position. The backpressure is lowest between 110° and 130° of reclining. People with lower back injuries will benefit the most from reclining ergonomic chairs.

Factor 3: Evaluate properly for the chair’s seat.

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  • Make sure the seat is the right size for you.

If the seat is too big or too small for you, it can affect your comfort and your health when you use them for long periods. While searching for a work from home chair, you want to make sure that the size of the seat is suitable for you.

Keep a few such criteria in mind when selecting the seat size of an ergonomic chair.

–  The seat should be of about an inch wider than your hips.

–  And, the seat pan needs to be positioned just behind your knees.

  • Check the padding of the seat

You are most likely to spend a significant amount of time sitting in your ergonomic chair. Hence, you would want to ensure the proper and adequate padding of the chair to ensure your comfort and lower back support.

Do check for the quality of the chair’s seat before making a purchase. Low-quality foam can lead to break down quickly making your chair uncomfortable. You should sit comfortably in the chair for a minimum of an hour without any issue.

Improperly padded chair seats may elevate the risk of misalignments in the hips and back issues.

  • Tilting the seat of the chair is a consideration.

The ability to tilt the chair’s seat is often an optional aspect. You may want to have this feature included in your chair as per your preference. Tilting of the chair seat helps you maintain a proper posture while sitting in the chair.

Factor 4: Finalizing the right work from home chair to support your health.

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  • Go ahead on a Virtual Shopping for chairs

Yes. It may sound a little tricky. But it does not have to be perplexing. All you need to know is where and what to search for. Jot down your preferred features and workstyle needs.

Look for the options that suit your needs. This will shorten the entire process. You can also learn a lot about the chairs from reading its specifications. From your shortlisted chairs as per your budget, style and needs, select the one that fits best.

  • Consider the details of the chair

There are so many features to consider when you look for a perfect spine supporting chair. Some aspects may get overlooked in the process. But make sure to consider the ones that are beneficial for your health and comfort.

Important aspects are :

– The casters should be moving quickly and freely.

– If there is a headrest, it should be a good fit for your body type.

–  Depending on the height and adjustments, you may need a footrest.

–  You should think about which chair cover is the best for your comfort. 

–  Cloth seat covers can allow the airflow but are more robust to keep clean.

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  • Explore the different chair styles

Many varieties of work from home chairs are available in the market in different types and styles. These chairs differ from the traditional chairs, and each of them will have their unique benefit and purpose.

Figure out which one is a good fit for you with the features on offer.

Some options may be:

–  Kneeling chairs come with no back. It can help you to improve your posture and back health.

–  Saddle chairs are suitable for desk work. Shaped like a horse saddle, they can help your back be more energetic and healthier.

– People with back issues may find reclining chairs with footrests as the most comfortable choice.

Sometimes it may not seem like a big deal to find the right work from the home chair. But, having the right chair for your desk makes a significant difference in your health and comfort.

Extended periods of work put a lot of stress on your back and spine resulting in back problems and severe discomfort. Learning to select the proper work from home office chairs can help you avoid such health issues by making a properly informed decision.

If you are still confused about selecting the best work from home chair for your needs, let us give you our expert suggestion.

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Italica’s Spine Care Chair can be the best fit for your work from home and it keeps your back safe and in shape. You may explore the benefits of this chair without spending a fortune of your time, efforts, and budget. It supports the back and keeps it in shape with flexible back support. It’s Light-weight and high-quality plastic make it durable, easy to maintain, and robust.

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How to Buy Best Quality Furniture At Affordable Prices When You Are On A Budget?

How to Buy Best Quality Furniture At Affordable Prices When You Are On A Budget?

Excited about furnishing your new home or revamping your home for an uplifting change but stuck with a cap on your budget.

Does that ring a bell? Well, been there, done that, right?

Furniture is one of the most significant cash expenditures for your home.

But don’t you worry. We are here to your rescue.

Stay with us for a couple of minutes and you will be able to furnish your house in a way that will make you feel happy about it forever.

With this, we pass you the only cheat sheet you will ever need to set your budget and bring home your choice of furniture at the best price possible without scratching off your head anymore!

1. How to Set your Budget for Furniture?

How to Set your Budget for Furniture

Assess which furniture you need in each room considering a few aspects, and you will be sorted to get going.

  • Figure out how much you can spend on the furniture right now.

Know your spending limit.

Depending on your spending power and requirements, set aside an amount that you are willing to spend solely on buying furniture. Try to allocate the maximum budget in a way that lets you opt for Multi Purpose furniture over the eye candy ones.

  • Decide on how long you would be using the furniture.

Duration of usage is a very tricky matter while buying furniture.

When you want to use a piece of furniture for a long time, you might consider a more durable option in the category. At the same time, if you want to use it for long but you need it to move it from one place to another frequently, you have to consider that factor as well while selecting the furniture.

Don’t get confused with the pricing and durability of your furniture. Furniture at a reasonable price can be more durable than heavy and higher-priced furniture.

One such great example is Italica’s Plasteel Chair. It is stylish, durable, affordable, and lightweight. You can look at it as a perfect solution that is easy to move, aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting, and pocket friendly.

So, explore your options thoroughly before you decide.

  • Identify the frequency of usage of the furniture at your place.

Your bed, sofa, work station are some of the highly used furniture whereas a stool, extra set of chairs, etc. are not used only when there are more people in the room.

So it is important to classify your furniture and set a budget on them accordingly.

The furniture you use frequently and plan to keep for a long time demands a better part of your budget and must be chosen very carefully. You have to list them down and put a good portion aside to spend on these. But again, you do not have to splurge on this.

A good option for a frequently used workstation is Italica’s Spine Care Chair, which takes care of your health, comfort, and style without dipping in your pocket and lasts long. In a similar range, Italica’s plastic chairs will give you an array of options to treat your guests elegantly without spending a fortune.

  • Understand what complements your room’s size, layout and color scheme the best.

Deep down we all desire to own comfy recliners where we can binge all day on Netflix but would that be the best choice for the layout of the room?

Some furniture might make you feel like you must have it.

We understand. But does that use your space efficiently?

You would not enjoy the space if it is overused or is decorated the wrong way.

Would an L-shaped sofa cover your window completely?

Think upon these aspects before you just plunge in to buying an irrational piece of furniture for your place and then regret it. You will not enjoy replacing your furniture right after you bought it. So, know your carpet area and understand the layout of your room. So that it is easy to find furniture that is right in size and beautifully compliments your room.

A heavier or pricier or more embellished furniture does not necessarily bring elegance. You can go for something really sleek like Italica’s Plastic Coffee Table that is compact, aesthetic, and comfortable to use, all packed in one.

  • Explore your personal preference in furniture style.

Do you like wooden furniture, better or plastic furniture?

Do you prefer minimal design or high customization in your furniture?

Will you go for a particular color scheme?

A spacious bedroom and a cozy living room or vice versa – which is your preference?

A bean bag or a recliner – what would you prefer to chill?

Decide your personal furniture style before you decide your budget for your rooms or specific furniture. Dwindling between this or that every time you see something new might put you in a spot. Clear your head in advance in terms of your preference between comfort, style, price, and aesthetics to balance your choices.

  • Combine all of the above parameters to close on the final budget.

Is it too much to decide upon?

Let’s make it simple.

To finalize your budget, first, decide your priority as per your personal preferences in each piece of furniture.

Then keep in mind the size, layout, and color of your home.

Accordingly, assess and select your furniture as per your frequency and durability requirement.

2. How to get the best Price for Furniture?

How to get the best Price for Furniture

  • Categorize your furniture needs on an urgency-to-buy basis.

A perfectly planned purchase can save you from spending a fortune unnecessarily.

Remember that you don’t have to furnish your entire home in one go.

Consider starting with the most essential furniture pieces for each room and going down the list as it permits. Think simple. What can be the most important piece of furniture for your bedroom- a bed or a bedside table?

In the living room, a couch is more important, or an ottoman to keep your foot?

Once you are done purchasing these big-ticket items, you move along the list for the next set of necessary furniture. Consider furniture such as a dressing table, a nightstand, or a bedside table depending on your lifestyle.

Sorting your furniture in terms of urgency will reduce your load drastically. You may even end up accommodating more in terms of quantity or quality. If you just focus on one set of furniture and wait it out for the next time, your purchase will be more efficient, and your budget can be controlled better as well.

  • Watch out for the Furniture Sales through different mediums.

Whether you are buying your furniture online or offline, it doesn’t matter. You have a great chance to grab a pretty good deal if you watch for the sales available on the platform or in the shop.

Most of the retailers offer deep discounts on last season models or for stock clearance. Also, it may be an occasion-based sale. Either way, you can end up with a great deal on the furniture without compromising your choice. Sometimes you might end up having an entire set of matched furniture at a price lower than the actual amount for a single brand new piece.

So wait it out and keep an eye on the upcoming offers.

If you are someone to prefer going online, offers are running around the year. All you need to do is figure out the best deal available from different platforms and go for it. You might also wait for the annual sales of online platforms where you can sometimes get your furniture even at an unbelievably lower price.

The key is to have patience and keep looking consistently.

  • Consider multi-purpose usage of furniture.

Having furniture that can be used for different purposes can help you limit your budget or go for a better option in the same budget. Additionally, it will make your place spacious with lesser items to keep.

For example, Italica’s Oxy Series Chair is equally perfect for your indoor times of reading, writing, relaxing, and having a great time with your friends in the garden. Furnishing your home with some useful and practical furniture can fulfill all that you need within your budget and within your space.

  • Put the different types of furniture together.

Do not limit yourself to only classic or modern styles of furniture. There is a vast pool of options to choose from.

You don’t need to abandon style just because you are on a budget. you can mix and match the different designs to make a contemporary look and bring aesthetic to your home without spending a bomb.

Lastly, we suggest you always go with what keeps you satisfied.

Your home and your furniture should be a happy place to be with at all times.

We hope this blog will be handy for you anytime you plan to refurbish your home or get furniture for your new home.

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7 Most Popular Furniture Styles in 2020 & How To Match Them Up With Your Personality

7 Most Popular Furniture Styles in 2020 & How To Match Them Up With Your Personality

Your furniture style speaks volumes about you and your home.

The good thing is You can decide what it says! But first, you must understand what furniture style is all about.

We know how exciting yet very confusing it can be to stroll through all those styles at random and find the right one for your home.

So here we are.

By the time you finish reading this blog, it will empower you in two ways.

First, of course, your understanding of different furniture styles will be enhanced.

And second, you can create your very own carefully-curated personal furniture style by clustering the available options.

Alright.

Let’s begin!

Step 1: All set to be acquainted with different furniture styles?

We will discuss the most popular and widely available furniture styles to give you a broad understanding.

  • Traditional Furniture Style:

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When we try to define various furniture styles to design the interior, one of the most popular forms is the traditional furniture.

Traditional furniture often has their bodies from dark wood with details in ornate. It draws its inspiration from the 18th & 19th Century Furniture styling from England and France.

It explains well why it is so common to find the expensive textiles like silk, velvet, and linen are used everywhere, like from upholstery to window treatments in a home of traditional style. Fabrics bring in with a variety of different design patterns. Some of the designs include; damask, florals, stripes, and plaids. Conventional types of furniture bring in the sense of glam when paired with crystal chandeliers. It offers classic details, lavish furnishings, and filled with accessories, rooted in European sensibilities.

The traditional home furniture is often made of dark and finished wood, vibrant color palettes, a variety of textures, and curved lines. It would have vivid and ornate details and fabrics, like velvet, silk, and brocade, to include a variety of patterns and textures.

It gave you the depth, layering, and dimensionality within most traditional furniture.

  • Contemporary Furniture Style:

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When you look at furniture styles throughout history, contemporary furniture is the one style that is always evolving. The contemporary design style will most likely keep changing in the twenty-first century.

Contemporary refers to only the present moment. This unique furniture style borrows from various periods to create an environment fit to last a lifetime. Though people get confused between modern styles with contemporary interior design, there will always be a difference. Contemporary furniture style is entire of the point while modern methods can mean anything. Contemporary furniture styles trends and have freedom as modern is usually fixed around squared, graphic lines, and a particular take on modernity.

  • Causal/ Modern Furniture Styles:

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Modern furniture style is a just broad design term that may typically refer to a home while clean, crisp lines, a simple color palette. And it uses materials that can include metal, glass, and steel. We can always opt-in for this choice. The modern furniture style gathers a sense of simplicity in each element. It is also known as the sleek furniture style. There work well without clutter or accessories on them.

You can go ahead and give a try to the Italica’s premium quality Modern Plastic Furniture designed for your needs.

  • Bohemian Furniture Styles:

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Bohemian is a popular style for home furniture.

Bohemian Furniture Style encapsulates the essence of a carefree and adventurous spirit of the modern lifestyle. It often features the creative application of rich patterns with vibrant colors, especially those with red or purple tones. The focus is on presenting a purposefully “messy” look carefully. Layer on textiles (throws, pillows, rugs, tapestry) for a warm ambiance.

When furnishing, look for pieces that possess ethnic or nomadic vibes. Moroccan, Southwestern, or tribal-inspired designs are currently trending. Composition-wise, boho-chic loves textiles, wood, animal hide, and metallic accents.

People with Bohemian style in mind may include vintage furniture and light fixtures at home. It’s common to spot some floor pillows and comfortable seating spaces when incorporating the bohemian style. Within the Bohemian style, there’s a laissez-faire attitude where anything goes as long as you love it.

  • Rustic Furniture Styles:

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Rustic design is always drawn from natural inspiration, using the raw and often unfinished elements, including wood and stone.

The rustic furniture style incorporates accessories that are from the outdoors with warmth emulating from its design and architectural details. It may include features like vaulted ceilings adorned with wood beams or reclaimed wood floors.

Many designs now integrate rustic design with more modern furnishings and accessories. Taking inspiration from the outdoors and combining the farmhouse and industrial interior design styles, rustic décor emphasizes natural and weathered finishes, raw wood, stone, and leather, with unexpected touches and an overall sophisticated bent.

We love how the room featured above fuses a varied mix of statement-making furnishings like the custom plush sherpa sofas, the industrial-inspired wire pendants, and unique leather chairs. That said, we’re all for modern interior design styles that combine various elements to create a beautifully realized, one-of-a-kind room.

  • Minimalistic Furniture Styles:

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Minimalist Furniture Style is an obvious choice of modern-day furniture styles. People often confuse minimalism with a stark coldness and uncomfortable severity, which is hardly the case.

Also, there is a warmer take on minimal interior design (warm minimalism) full of no-fuss, clean elegance. Suppose you think about simplicity, refinement, and a deft hand at luxurious comfort and functionality. Here the point to make is to keep rooms superfluous and well-edited with printless for a dual purpose.

As a reference, think of a modern art gallery or museum as a reference with their combined approach to filling a space with the bare essentials only that will feature a lively sense of drama, either organic or abstract.

  • Transitional Furniture Styles:

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Transitional Furniture Style borrows it from traditional and modern furniture designs to facilitate a space that’s not “too much” for you in terms of one style or the other. The sense of balance is what makes it appealing and unexpected. It may incorporate modern materials like steel and glass, to use them with some plush furnishings. It always includes a relatively neutral color palette to create a calming and relaxed space that can manage both stylish and sleek feel and warm and inviting.

Transitional Furniture Style is something we like to call the happy-medium style of interior design. If the traditional furniture style is too stuffy for you, then the contemporary style will be out of your comfort zone, also, then this is also the style for you. Transitional Furniture style is the perfect mix of elegance from the traditional with contemporary lines and textiles.

Transitional furniture generally keeps the accessories to a minimum as it’s essential to let the furniture and the textiles do the talking. Throw pillows and blankets to accessorize the furniture. It is one of the most preferred furniture styles in the home furniture design world today. If this is your style, you must consider Italica’s plasteel chair to give you the perfect mixture of trend and tradition.

Step 2: Curate and create your furniture style

First of all, what you need to understand and remember is that there is nothing at all right or wrong about a personal style in furniture. And, your furniture style need not be of a single particular style. It is necessary to know that your furniture style can always be a combination of two or more furniture styles.

Sometimes, your furniture style does not have a name yet, and that is ok. Personal Furniture Style aims to give you a visual and comfort level of furniture style that defines you and your lifestyle.

  • Choose area-specific preference:

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It is prevalent that many of us prefer different types of furniture for different places at home. What you like for indoors may be separate from what you would put in your outdoor garden. To give you a glimpse, you may select comfortable upholstered bedding set for your bedroom, as that is where you relax and sleep. At the same time, for your study area, you will prefer a lumbar support chair like Italica’s Spine Care Chair to work diligently and with a proper focus for long hours. On the other hand, while near a swimming pool or the garden area, you will find a Sun lounger to sit and relax with a fresh mind. So it is imperative that you understand your style preference for each section of the house and then compare if you can club it together to be in one category.

  • Make a combination of all your style preference:

Once you know what style works for which room or area of your home, you must combine them to understand and find out the similar grounds and the diversities.

It will provide you a detailed view of what exactly is your range of furniture style.

  • Find your lively personal style of furniture:

With the range of furniture styles, you can now easily curate a set of furniture that will meet your needs, suit your lifestyle, and represent your happiness quotient with balance.

Whatever you select, make sure it makes you happy to own that.

We hope this blog helped you with the right direction to your furniture style.

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