The Top 3 trends in Surface Design & Materials 2019

The Top 3 trends in Surface Design & Materials 2019

The Surface Design Show takes place in February at the Business Design centre in London, they focus on interior and exterior surfaces specific to the building, architectural and interior design industries. This show is a ‘must visit’ for us; you can learn from industry professionals, network and connect with innovative and exciting materials. This immersive environment enables us to select product from new designers for future projects, we are also able to confirm our past trend prediction in real time relating to themes, materials, colours and pattern design.

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How to Create an Inspirational Exhibition Stand

How to Create an Inspirational Exhibition Stand

Last month we made the journey to the US to work at the International Surfaces Event (TISE) in Las Vegas. This exhibition is the largest North American floor covering, stone, and tile industry event and is the premier, global marketplace for buyers, specifiers, and influencers to purchase products, gain design and trend information, and develop their business strategies.

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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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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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Global Design Collaboration; Video Highlights

Global Design Collaboration; Video Highlights

If you have recently been following our social media feeds, you will know that Scarlet Opus has been involved in building a complex, inspiring and very exciting Global Design Collaboration producing stunning features at  INDEX design exhibition in Dubai.

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