For those of you who didn’t get chance to visit Melbourne for the Decor+Design Show this month… here is a look at what we had on display on the Trend Hub and also a round up of some exhibitor stands at the show.
We visited the Surface Design Show back in February, a show that exhibits the latest in design and innovation for both interior and exterior surface applications. From flooring to wallpapers, lighting, stoneware and much more, this years’ show was an inspiring experience, with impressive new sustainable materials and interactive design concepts.
In this post, we have reported on some of the key themes seen at this years 2017 Surface Design show, if you would like a more in-depth trend report or the latest interior trend report please do not hesitate to get in touch!
We have released our Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Pinterest board; PLAY. This board will give you all the inspiration you need from product styling & pattern trends to color stories, stationery and fun merchandising ideas. A perfect trend for this spring!
This trend is about a yearning for freedom, a desire for community and to build a more sharing society, overall there is a need for life to simply be… more fun!
It’s attitude is rule breaking, it is not afraid to be re-inventive, humorous, playful (escape from the world’s serious issues), interactive, engaging, optimistic and collaborative.
Objects and patterns are organised into bright geometrics and sometimes surreal compositions. There is a mix and match concept with a modern memphis influence, patterns that compliment but also break the rules… Commercial directions see designers combining different elements of color blocking and the mixing of matte and gloss surface effects.
Urban interventions, customisation and personalisation are important elements associated with this trend. Interior products that enable consumer to design their own; for example create their own color ways to match their interior, or products that have a playful element to them such as the cabinet with magnetic shaped pieces.
Links to all images can be found on our PLAY Pinterest Board.
In this short video, Victoria explains some of the more uncommon materials being used at the cutting edge of design to support the continued drive for sustainability in all areas of our lives. Fish skin, old magazines, nuts and even rice …………
Designers across the globe are trying to reduce the ecological effect of their work, architects and interior experts are choosing to look to new realms & frontiers in search of new, sustainable materials.
Some of the surface textures in these materials are very special and they feel beautiful to touch. Through the continued improvement in the management of industry processes (food, fashion etc) these by-products are readily availability and therefore have negligible impact on our environment.
If you’d like to know more about how Trend Intelligence could inform the future of your product development for interiors, email Phil, or call him on )7896088996.
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From warm, soothing spice shades to striking, bold hues, this year we see an intriguing mix of colors that are reminiscent of the natural world as well as powerful expressions of intense brights.
We have selected 10 key Pantone Referenced colors from all of the color palettes in our 2017 trends, to provide you with an edited down version helping you to make those color decisions on behalf of your clients, throughout the year. These 10 essential hues will be significant within the world of interiors, stationery, cars and much more; influencing the direction of marketing and retail sectors.
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Last week we headed to Olympia, London for Top Drawer 2017, one of the first major UK trade shows of the year, presented are products for the Spring/Summer season. The show focuses on Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft by a range of both emerging designers and established brands from the UK and internationally.
Here are some of the pieces that caught our eye:
Firstly the ceramics by Sue Pryke, she creates stunning home ware ceramic collections. Her background firmly rooted in crafts, is clearly evident to see in her practice as each piece is individual manufactured by hand. The navy and charcoal sit well with the pastel hues of faded pinks, lemon and duck egg blue, creating an elegant and contemporary palette perfect for spring/summer.Grey and beige remain a prominent combination for display styling as seen in the stand by Sue Pryke and also Blomus. The German retailer focuses on unique, elegant and minimalist design. The collection presented at Top Drawer featured a bathroom collection of a faded low-contrast palette offset with neutrals and anthracite, ideal for creating a muted and calming tone.
In contrast, the vibrant collection by Jansen+co brings a bold and fresh approach to kitchenware. The stand out colours of the cooking and dining products compliment with the functional natural terracotta.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 ‘Greenery’ was also represented at the show; it was hard to miss. A symbol for new beginnings, health, growth and positivity it will be interesting to see how designers and retailers adopt this colour particularly within products for interiors. We will have to keep an eye out for the Autumn/Winter edition of Top Drawer taking place 10—12 September 2017 as well as other events taking place this year.
Exhibitions are changing, visitors give more time and attention to those companies that have stands that provide experiences, not simply information, products & sales people. Just as they do in today’s retail environment. If you’d like to have a stand/booth that attracts, holds and excites more visitors than ever before; get in touch with Phil ….. Don’t leave it too long, exhibitions are too expensive and improving conversion rates is the key to a better return on your investment.