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.Continue reading “Colour Trends at Clerkenwell Design Week 2019”
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…Continue reading “TREND UPDATE: New Horizons”
So many of our apparent choices in this digital age are predetermined for us – we are constantly being directed. Online recommendations steer us away from what is unrelated, unfamiliar and unexpected. This effectively edits out anything that challenges our pre-existing beliefs and interests.
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.
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.
In 2018 we introduced a new feature to the Scarlet Opus Trend Hub at the Decor+Design exhibition in Melbourne; our ‘She Says …’ seminar series. Women make up a big majority of the visitors and we thought it might be inspiring, well received and certainly interesting, if there was a programme of talks by-women-for-women. Of course, men were welcome to join us for any of the seminars (and some did), but the speakers were all female. And what a success it was!
In searching for women to speak, content, experience, passion and purpose were our primary criteria. We found many great speakers, you can read about them here. But, one speaker in particular inspired me to think about design, buildings and some specific everyday features in an entirely different way.