It's a bit early to call this a trend but I thought I detected an increase in 'enclosed' furniture at LDF 2012. I saw a few designs that re-invented the wing-back form, as well as more overtly hooded pieces. This links to my previous post where feminine colours help us create softness, warmth and intimacy in our homes because we find them lacking in the wider world. Likewise here, designers are exploring our need to for a sense of sanctuary as we escape from our turbulent times into our favourite chair or the ultimate inner sanctum of the bed.
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