Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market is Segmented By Product (Seating, Tables, Storage Units, Desks, Other Office Furniture), By Material (Wood, Bamboo, PET, Others), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Country (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe).

Market Snapshot

Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

Though owing to the COVID-19 pandemic many companies switched to remote working practices, the majority of employees have been resuming their working at office routine slowly, which is anticipated to accelerate the growth of the market in forecast period.

The need for sustainable furniture from the residential sector is also fueled by companies increasing adoption of sustainable housing projects in response to customer demand as well as the significance of environmental rules. The use of sustainable furniture and other furnishings in the commercial and residential sectors is greatly boosted by this situation.

The need for sustainable interiors is also being driven by the increased health concerns associated with traditional furniture, which emits dangerous pollutants including volatile organic compounds and causes allergies, migraines, and asthma. In turn, this is increasing demand for environmentally friendly furniture.

The growing popularity of sustainability as a dominant trend in house design and renovation is gaining traction in the market as a means of reducing emissions. The market in the business sector is expanding as a result of rising acceptance of sustainable workplaces. Office furniture is disposed of in landfills at a rate of 8.5 million tonnes annually, claims the EPA. As a result, the use of sustainable resources to make various types of furniture, such as recycled wood, rubberwood, bamboo, rattan, and wicker, is becoming increasingly popular.

Scope of the Report

Sustainable furniture, is an emerging concept, and largely includes furniture made from eco-friendly or recycled materials that are sustainably sourced. Some of the prevalent raw materials used for green furniture include recycled textiles, oak, birch, hemp, wood, and bamboo. A complete analysis of the Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market, which includes an assessment of the emerging market trends by segments, significant changes in the market dynamics, and the market overview is covered in the report. The Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market is Segmented By Product (Seating, Tables, Storage Units, Desks, Other Office Furniture), By Material (Wood, Bamboo, PET, Others), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Country (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe). 

By Product
Storage Units
Other Office Furniture
By Material
By Distribution Channel
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Production of Office Furniture in Europe

The sustainable office furniture production and consumption in Europe has increased since the past few years, indicating the rising demand for furniture products in the region. Some of the major countries in the region that produce office furniture include Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom. However, Germany, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom, and France rank among the top 12 furniture manufacturers worldwide and hold a combined share of 66% of Europe's furniture production.

Europe Sustainable Furniture Market

Germany is One of the Leading Countries for Sustainable Office Furniture

The German office furniture segment has been recording a stable upward trend for the past five years with a steady rise in the annual sales of office furniture in the country. The main drivers of growth were high-quality ergonomic swivel chairs, which encourage health-promoting seating and furniture for communication zones. There is also a rising demand for work tables with adjustable heights. There was also high growth in office seating sales, with turnover in this segment.

The demand for office furniture is also increasing in domestic businesses in the country due to the support of new work environments. There is also an increasing demand for ergonomic equipment for home offices, and other workplaces outside of the company locations are also increasing. Industry experts see digitization as a key factor in continued strong demand for redesigned office workplaces.

Europe sustainable office furniture market

Competitive Landscape

The European sustainable office furniture market is fragmented with the presence of players like Steelcase, Kinnarps, Nowy Styl, and Herman Miller. The European furniture manufacturers have a good reputation worldwide due to their creative capacity for new designs and responsiveness to new demands. The industry is able to combine new technologies and innovation with cultural heritage and style, and provides jobs for highly skilled workers.

Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, Nowy Styl and Kusch+Co opened a brand-new showroom with furniture products in Clerkenwell, London. In response to consumers  increased concern for hygiene in post-pandemic public areas and workplaces, Kusch+Co added antibacterial properties to the seat shell.

  • In August 2021, Narbutas opened a new store in Waiblingen, a German town adjacent to Stuttgart. It had a 217 square metre area to present its office furniture solutions to customers, architects, and designers in Southwest Germany.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Insights into Latest Trends and Technological Advancements in the Industry

    7. 4.7 Insights on Government Policies and Industry Regulatory Framework/Standards

    8. 4.8 Insights on Industry Certifications (such as BIFMA Level, FEMB Level, LEED, others)

    9. 4.9 Consumer Preferences and Buying Behavior Analysis

    10. 4.10 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Seating

      2. 5.1.2 Tables

      3. 5.1.3 Storage Units

      4. 5.1.4 Desks

      5. 5.1.5 Other Office Furniture

    2. 5.2 By Material

      1. 5.2.1 Wood

      2. 5.2.2 Bamboo

      3. 5.2.3 PET

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Offline

      2. 5.3.2 Online

    4. 5.4 By Country

      1. 5.4.1 Germany

      2. 5.4.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.4.3 France

      4. 5.4.4 Italy

      5. 5.4.5 Spain

      6. 5.4.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Steelcase

      2. 6.2.2 Inter Ikea Systems B.V.

      3. 6.2.3 Kinnarps

      4. 6.2.4 Herman Miller Europe

      5. 6.2.5 Nowy Styl

      6. 6.2.6 Haworth Europe

      7. 6.2.7 Ahrend Group

      8. 6.2.8 Narbutas

      9. 6.2.9 Sedus Stoll

      10. 6.2.10 Senator

      11. 6.2.11 Vitra

      12. 6.2.12 European Furniture Group*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Inter Ikea Systems B.V., Steelcase, Herman Miller Europe, Kinnarps, Nowy Styl are the major companies operating in Europe Sustainable Office Furniture Market.

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