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Smartphone with mock up screen standing among furniture items. Concept of online furniture store shopping. 3d rendering
Smartphone with mock up screen standing among furniture items. Concept of online furniture store shopping. 3d rendering

Published: Mon 29 Apr 2024, 11:57 AM

The furniture industry is undergoing a profound transformation driven by advancements in smart technology. From basic furniture to sophisticated solutions, such as electric reclining chairs with built-in charging points, innovation is reshaping the way we interact with our living spaces. This evolution is not just about aesthetics; it's about enhancing our quality of life and promoting health and wellness.

Designers are pushing the boundaries of traditional furniture by integrating technology to meet the growing expectations of consumers. Take, for example, the humble desk, which has been revolutionized with height-adjustable features powered by electronic actuators. This innovation offers numerous benefits, including improved posture, increased productivity, and even the opportunity to burn calories while working. By leveraging technology, furniture is no longer just functional; it's ergonomic and health-conscious.


Najmi Furniture, a longstanding presence in the UAE since 1975, provides tailored furniture solutions for the hospitality industry, serving restaurants, cafes, canteens, and offices. As a women-owned and women-run enterprise, the brand infuses its passion for innovation into every aspect of its work, striving to bring the customers' visions to life. With a focus on convenience, the UAE-based company boasts one of the largest collections of restaurant and cafe furniture in the region, ensuring a hassle-free procurement process for its clients. Its foray into smart furniture reflects a simple yet ambitious goal: to seamlessly integrate technology into hospitality furniture, elevating the overall customer experience.

Lulua Shabbir Tapya, Business Development Manager, Najmi Furniture
Lulua Shabbir Tapya, Business Development Manager, Najmi Furniture

According to Lulua Shabbir Tapya, Business Development Manager, Najmi Furniture, the brand spearheads initiatives that redefine the boundaries of hospitality furniture.

"In today's digital era, where smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life, the need for frequent recharging has become an absolute necessity to keep on going. Visitors to public spaces such as coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and gyms now expect convenient charging solutions readily available. By integrating wireless charging capabilities into our tables, we aim to elevate the customer experience and set new standards of convenience and sophistication," she adds.

Frederick Trzcinski, VP Commercial ME & Marketing MEA - Ideal Standard
Frederick Trzcinski, VP Commercial ME & Marketing MEA - Ideal Standard

Frederick Trzcinski, VP Commercial ME & Marketing MEA - Ideal Standard, highlights: "When integrating smart furniture solutions like the Solos collection, it's important for hoteliers to consider a few key factors to ensure a seamless experience for both guests and staff. Integration with the bathroom design plays a crucial role, as features like integrated lighting and smart controls add a touch of modernity. Additionally, compatibility with existing systems and devices is vital for a smooth guest experience, ensuring that everything works together seamlessly. By prioritizing these considerations, hotels can confidently embrace the Solos collection as it brings elegance and luxury to a bathroom space."


In an age where health and wellness are paramount, smart furniture is leading the charge in promoting overall well-being. Recognising the importance of sleep in mental health, manufacturers are incorporating health-monitoring features into their products. Mattresses that track sleep patterns and heart rate, along with chairs that provide posture feedback, offer invaluable insights into personal health. This integration of technology into furniture aligns with consumers' desire to prioritise their physical and mental wellness.

At its core, smart furniture prioritises consumer convenience. By automating tasks and streamlining daily routines, it enhances the user experience, making everyday life easier and more enjoyable.

As we look to the future of furniture, it's clear that the industry is setting new standards for what is possible. Smart furniture is not just about gadgets and gizmos; it's about creating smarter homes and lifestyles. With the power of AI and continuous innovation, the furniture industry is poised for rapid growth over the next decade. By embracing technology and prioritising consumer needs, manufacturers are reshaping our living spaces and making our lives more comfortable and connected than ever before.


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