End of year forecasting round-up

End of year forecasting round-up

The mornings have turned frosty here in Yorkshire now and the balmy days of 2018’s hot, hot summer feel a long, long time ago.  But I was prompted to think back to the summer months recently when I was asked to write an article for the December issue of Housewares Magazine detailing our team’s activities over the last 6 months since the Exclusively Shows took place in June.

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Sneak Peek: 2019 Design Trend for Interiors ‘Radical’

Sneak Peek: 2019 Design Trend for Interiors ‘Radical’

Here is a sneak peek of one of the trends we will be presenting at The International Surface Event taking place in the US in January next year. With the ongoing BREXIT battle taking place in the UK right now, along with heightened global unrest and widespread manipulation of populist politics we feel this trend is apt & worth sharing at this time with you, our readers …

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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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Top 5 Designers, Artists & Products at INDEX Dubai

Top 5 Designers, Artists & Products at INDEX Dubai

Earlier this month Phil & I headed out to Dubai for the INDEX exhibition where we were involved in the creation of a Design Hub and Textile Installation, as well as overseeing the seminar programme.  I took some time out on the last day of the exhibition to walk the halls and identify the most innovative work on show.  Today I want to share my 5 favourite finds with you.

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Future Design Trends in Furniture at INDEX – Dubai

Future Design Trends in Furniture at INDEX – Dubai

Next week Phil & I will be heading out to Dubai to prepare for the INDEX exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre where we’ll be involved with 3 features at the show including:

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How to reclaim a sense of calm when you’re time poor but design savvy

How to reclaim a sense of calm when you’re time poor but design savvy

In my recent trend seminars and media events I’ve been discussing the new luxuries of Time, Space and Quiet.  Our online & offline lives are busy, crowded and noisy, and nothing is going to change soon about that pace and intensity unless we take control ourselves.

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