This month, while half of the Scarlet Opus team will be at INDEX in Dubai… the other half will be in Harrogate providing inspirational visitor features for the UK Flooring Show. This show brings together all areas of the Flooring Industry with 3 intensive days of business and networking.
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.