Abstract: In the current furniture industry, the use of furniture has become the main body, the development of furniture is inseparable from the progress of materials and technology, the economic positioning of furniture to gradually explore the entire furniture industry, the economic development of the current situation and future prospects. “To learn from the present, look to the future” need to have some in-depth analysis of the economic development of the furniture industry, but also from the design, construction, the overall decorative effect and other aspects to reflect the economic development of the furniture industry to study.

Furniture is an essential and inherent object in our life, and now the furniture has been gradually refined in the decoration design industry, so that people in contact with and use of the process to produce some kind of aesthetic pleasure and trigger a rich association of spiritual needs. In the whole process of production and development, the key lies in how to use the existing materials or to innovate a certain material, so that the use of furniture can be more extensive, but also has a significant impact on the economic development of the industry.

The positioning of furniture materials

Now furniture constantly reflects humanization, practicality and modernization, combining the long-standing Chinese traditional culture with modern fashion factors, so that the furniture has an essential enhancement of the shaping of the spatial environment.

The main types of materials currently available are: wooden furniture, bamboo and rattan furniture, metal and glass furniture, and plastic furniture. The rise in the use of science and technology throughout the world has led to a significant change in the materials of furniture, which on the one hand are more suitable for the requirements of modern economic development; on the other hand, tend to the perfection of all aspects of human requirements. This has led to the emergence of new materials for furniture, bringing new directions and characteristics to the development of the furniture industry.

(1) Environmentally friendly furniture.

After the basic needs of life are met, some people began to focus on the quality of home life, especially the impact of household products for health, so those based on the ecological industry, based on rational development, the use of natural materials produced to meet the user’s specific needs, beneficial to the user’s health, and has a very high cultural heritage and technological content of environmentally friendly furniture is gradually attached to people, green consumer The trend has also promoted the development of environmentally friendly furniture.

(2) Mechanical furniture.

Now the flourishing of technology, so that the production of furniture to form a more pattern of construction, mechanical furniture more focused on the use of machinery, mainly in the beginning of the manufacture of furniture, the material handling methods to mechanical production instead of manual operation, but the current technology has not yet reached the mechanization of the whole process of furniture manufacturing.

(3) Special type of furniture.

The use of microporous foam production foam, as furniture material elements, is now the embodiment of the special development of furniture materials. Furniture using raw material refining techniques to improve the material deficiencies, reduce the waste of human resources in production, while taking into account the use of furniture in a variety of environments, thus expanding the aspects involved in the furniture industry, bringing new economic innovation and benefits.

 The impact of the development of the furniture industry on furniture manufacturing

Furniture is people’s necessary consumer goods, furniture materials, production level and other aspects, reflects a country and region in a certain historical period of social lifestyle, the level of social material civilization, it accompanies the basic needs of people’s clothing, food, housing and transportation, and with the improvement of people’s living standards and continuous development.

The furniture industry is a labor-intensive industry, the cost of Chinese labor is inexpensive, and wood resources are abundant, China is gradually becoming the world’s furniture production base. The huge future market capacity, the many production advantages and the shift of the world furniture industry provide a huge space for the development of China’s furniture industry.

However, in recent years by the impact of the global economic crisis, furniture imports will be greatly affected, and even negative growth, causing serious impact on China’s furniture exports. 2007, China’s continuous growth in exports, trade surplus continued to expand, began to gradually change the long-standing macro policy of encouraging exports. Policy adjustments for exports accounted for about 1 / 3 of the gross domestic product of the furniture industry, no doubt has had a huge impact.

At the same time, with the continuous improvement of people’s income and living standards and the rapid development of the interior decoration industry, people’s requirements for furniture products style, grade, quality, the importance of the living environment, living and working space conditions will continue to improve and strengthen the demand for medium and high-end products will be rising momentum. The use of people’s demand for improved quality of living environment to promote the integration of a variety of brand products, forming a good interactive link.

The role of material changes in furniture on the development of the furniture industry

Furniture materials are the material basis of the composition of furniture, is the key to affect the cost of business generation, but also due to the changes in materials on the industry’s business sales also have a role in reflecting the level of productivity development at the time.

The economy of furniture materials includes the price of materials, the processing labor consumption of materials, the utilization rate of materials and the abundance of material sources.

China’s furniture industry has stepped into the era of fierce competition, by the furniture market supply demand, the price of raw materials have been forced down. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in the first quarter of this year, wood production prices fell 4.2% year-on-year, and bamboo fell 0.2%. As demand increases, wood reserves continue to decrease and resources become increasingly scarce, materials similar to wood and economical and beautiful will be widely used in the production of furniture.

Various research institutions continue to innovate the utilization of materials to reduce costs, extend the life of materials, and expand the range of materials used to form a better cycle.

The development of materials for furniture today has permeated all parts of the industry and influenced the prospects for its development. After entering the 21st century, the Chinese government has not only increased the overall planning and construction of the city, but also proposed to accelerate the pace of urbanization and small town construction, the overall prosperity of the rural economy, accelerate the urbanization process, in order to further boost the consumer market and expand the consumer sector.

This initiative of the state will certainly further promote the residential construction in China, and thus will lead to the development of residential-related industries. The State Council has proposed the industrialization of housing according to the needs of society and development. This initiative will drive the standardization, serialization and industrialization of tens of thousands of products supporting housing. Due to the development of residential industrialization, residential as a commodity into the market, providing room for the development of various types of furniture and supporting products. In the next 5 to 10 years, in the context of the international furniture industry transfer, China’s furniture industry will usher in a second period of rapid development. This period is not mainly in quantitative expansion, but in qualitative improvement.

Therefore, China’s furniture industry harbors great market potential and economic strength.