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New Designers Week 1 2019

New Designers Week 1 2019

Last week we visited Week One of New Designers, an event which takes each year at the Business Design Centre in London. The show presents the work of design graduates from across the country with week one focusing on textiles, contemporary craft, precious metalwork, ceramics and glass. A year after being given the opportunity to exhibit myself at show, I was excited to take a look at this year’s design talent.

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6 Food Trends you can expect to see in 2020

6 Food Trends you can expect to see in 2020

The Scarlet Opus team have recently been to the Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical Shows in London. We showcased 4 key trends for 2020; specific to the Kitchen and Dining sectors. Not only do we suggest relevant product direction; in terms of colour palette, material, patterns and style; we also include the food focus that is centred around each story, allowing manufactures, retailers, buyers and the media to fully understand the context and driving forces behind the aesthetic direction.

This blog post gives you a brief snapshot of our trend display at the show including an overview of some of the key food trends we expect to see in 2020 and beyond…

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What’s on at Decor & Design Melbourne 2019?

What’s on at Decor & Design Melbourne 2019?

The Scarlet Opus team will soon be heading over to Melbourne, Australia for this year’s Decor & Design exhibition. We have a line up of exciting features and events for the visitors at the show including Trend Tours, Seminar’s and interactive design-led activities. Interior designers will be able to take full advantage of the insightful trend information available and material samples on display.

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Colour Trends at Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Colour Trends at Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

The team had a gloriously sunny couple of days visiting Clerkenwell Design Week; an independent design festival held yearly in one of the most creative districts in London. We explored the many exciting exhibitions, visited showrooms and presented future design trends to visitors. Not only do we attend Clerkenwell to discover new product launches and new designers but we also pick up on trend confirmations from our previous forecasts; looking at how our colour and material prediction come into fruition. This blog post outlines the workplace trends seen at the show with a focus on colour, pattern and material use in the office.

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TREND UPDATE: New Horizons

TREND UPDATE: New Horizons

Our third Pinterest Board release of the year is called New Horizons.

We upload and pin images from a range of sources; from our findings at international exhibitions, to works from designers and crafters both old and new from all around the world. We build the story of each trend and release them to our readers and followers as an inspirational mood board with a focus on colour, material, texture and pattern for product design & development, styling and merchandising. Take a look at our new trend board release called New Horizons

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4 of the best stationery products on the market

4 of the best stationery products on the market

We have picked 4 of the best products seen at the London Stationery Show. These products are all of special interest in terms of trends for 2020 with a strong focus on answering the demands of consumers now and in the future. Our selections all have an innovative approach to design with concerns regarding climate change and a move towards a more sustainable stationery industry. We also see businesses who are using their platform to educate, inspire, change perceptions and support charitable organisations; ultimately forging a better future for everyone.

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