The furniture trend is set to continue as the global office furniture market grows at an annual rate of 5.4% from 2017 to 2022, according to Frost & Sullivan. In the next 10 years, the industry will reach $63 billion, growing at an average of 4.5% per year.

These predictions will help furniture companies adapt to the evolving workplace and ensure the need for new product and design approaches. A pre-owned desk or chair might be a smarter buy than retail, especially if a company's plans to expand could change, or if a business is worried about the future.

Purchasing new can get expensive, especially for small businesses, and furniture costs will likely continue to rise in the next decade. Applying new designs and materials to existing furniture pieces can help both businesses and buyers adapt and grow as the marketplace changes. A sturdy new chair or an inviting new desk can give small businesses or startups a real boost, and can help keep employees at their desks. Philippine furniture Email updates on trends and insights in the workplace:

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Read more about business: In 2014, Business Desk editor Margaret Flowers wrote about the trend toward more comfortable seating: "When we sit down, the first thing we need to think about is sitting in a