This highly anticipated industry platform is an important destination for both the local and international design industry. Furniture, Lighting and Object design have been reinvented and showcased as part of the Decor + Design Exhibition in Melbourne.
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.
The Scarlet Opus team are heading back to the UK Studio after a successful Decor + Design show in Melbourne; Australia. This year’s Trend Hub was bigger than ever before, we showcased 4 exciting design stories set to make an impact in 2019 alongside samples of the latest innovations in material and surface design.
According to statistics from the United Nations Environment Programme we currently produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s roughly the weight of the entire human population! In previous posts Laura has highlighted the wonderful products made from ocean plastic pollution and the designers & manufacturers working to responsibly recycle these plastics.
Coincidentally Katie Turton, a student from Birmingham University who we’ve been watching over the last year and who was a guest blogger for us last September, has dedicated her final year project to raising awareness of the plastic pollution in our oceans.
Her work has a strong visual impact and is thought-provoking, so we’re delighted to share it with you here, following its showcase during week 1 of New Designers last month.
We are kicking off Monday morning looking back to our Trend Hub feature at the Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical 2018 Shows in London. At the show Scarlet Opus outlined 2 key trends for kitchenware in 2019 getting specific about important color palettes, smarter material use and the global food direction that is affecting consumer purchases and lifestyle choices.
Are you planning on visiting Decor + Design Exhibition in Melbourne next month?
Here is a sneak peek of what we have been working on in preparation for Australia’s No.1 Interiors event; expect to see exciting innovations in Material Research and informative insights into the Global Trends that are set to have an impact on the Interiors market.