What’s on at Decor & Design Melbourne 2019?

What’s on at Decor & Design Melbourne 2019?

The Scarlet Opus team will soon be heading over to Melbourne, Australia for this year’s Decor & Design exhibition. We have a line up of exciting features and events for the visitors at the show including Trend Tours, Seminar’s and interactive design-led activities. Interior designers will be able to take full advantage of the insightful trend information available and material samples on display.

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4 of the best stationery products on the market

4 of the best stationery products on the market

We have picked 4 of the best products seen at the London Stationery Show. These products are all of special interest in terms of trends for 2020 with a strong focus on answering the demands of consumers now and in the future. Our selections all have an innovative approach to design with concerns regarding climate change and a move towards a more sustainable stationery industry. We also see businesses who are using their platform to educate, inspire, change perceptions and support charitable organisations; ultimately forging a better future for everyone.

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TREND UPDATE: Out of the Ordinary

TREND UPDATE: Out of the Ordinary

Our second Pinterest Board release is called Out of the Ordinarya trend only for the brave…

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.

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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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Universal Design

Universal Design

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.

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