The Influence of Design Trends:        Home, Workplace, Food,  Cars, Events, Hospitality

The Influence of Design Trends: Home, Workplace, Food, Cars, Events, Hospitality

The color of … the shape and texture of … a relevant material for … appropriate patterns for that are … sometimes it’s possible to forget the sheer breadth of uses the research our team conducts can be put to.

Some really interesting, exciting and even unexpected ways in which it can benefit people and business…

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Universal Design

Universal Design

In 2018 we introduced a new feature to the Scarlet Opus Trend Hub at the Decor+Design exhibition in Melbourne; our ‘She Says …’ seminar series. Women make up a big majority of the visitors and we thought it might be inspiring, well received and certainly interesting, if there was a programme of talks by-women-for-women. Of course, men were welcome to join us for any of the seminars (and some did), but the speakers were all female. And what a success it was!

In searching for women to speak, content, experience, passion and purpose were our primary criteria. We found many great speakers, you can read about them here. But, one speaker in particular inspired me to think about design, buildings and some specific everyday features in an entirely different way.

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2019 Design Trend Inspiration for Retail, Residential & Workplace Interiors

2019 Design Trend Inspiration for Retail, Residential & Workplace Interiors

Do you have a product development, or redesign to complete early in January? Or an interior design scheme to begin? Maybe a workplace project to consider?

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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

Hello Friends, visitors, passers-by and even greetings to those who never come here; we think of you all, often.

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Design Trends – Color, Pattern, Texture & Material Detail

Design Trends – Color, Pattern, Texture & Material Detail

At the foot of this post we have included a short video with some valuable (we hope!) trend information.

During September, our Laura Greenwood brought to life her ideas for an inspirational ‘Trend Hub’ and trend display at the Flooring Show in Harrogate (in the UK), Laura was joined by Laura Trowsdale (confusing?) to ensure that the constant flow of visitors could all have their trend questions answered. Of course, many of those questions were about what would be the key colours of 2019, which patterns would be in-fashion for flooring; but other questions were about materials of the future, retail store design and even one about Exhibition stand design (we liked that one!) …

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Workplace Design: ‘Home Office’ = Employee Wellbeing

Workplace Design: ‘Home Office’ = Employee Wellbeing

When we go to work something happens and we rarely notice, it’s a subconscious event that happens, a self-preservation thing. It would take an awful lot of effort, not to mention training & practice to stop, change or control. But, it’s the source of much low-level stress; not a ‘good stress’ type (although I’ve never really believed there is such a thing).

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