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Furniture Meets the Digital Age

March 28, 2012
As technology rapidly remakes most parts of our lives, the furniture industry remains largely slow-moving and low-tech. For many retailers, midcentury furniture designed 60 years ago still qualifies as "modern."

Even so, in recent years a number of furniture designers have been struggling to adapt - in ways big and small, subtle and not so subtle - to new forms of technology and the proliferation of devices like the iPad e-readers and ever-thinner flat-screen TVs.

In a way, they have no choice.

"The rate of technological change has gotten so fast



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