6 Food Trends you can expect to see in 2020

6 Food Trends you can expect to see in 2020

The Scarlet Opus team have recently been to the Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical Shows in London. We showcased 4 key trends for 2020; specific to the Kitchen and Dining sectors. Not only do we suggest relevant product direction; in terms of colour palette, material, patterns and style; we also include the food focus that is centred around each story, allowing manufactures, retailers, buyers and the media to fully understand the context and driving forces behind the aesthetic direction.

This blog post gives you a brief snapshot of our trend display at the show including an overview of some of the key food trends we expect to see in 2020 and beyond…

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TREND UPDATE: New Horizons

TREND UPDATE: New Horizons

Our third Pinterest Board release of the year is called New Horizons.

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

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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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TREND UPDATE: A/W18/19 Imperfect Beauty

TREND UPDATE: A/W18/19 Imperfect Beauty

In our first Pinterest board release of the year; we are giving you all the inspiration you need, from pattern style and colour stories to product materials and texture direction. Check out our Pinterest Board!

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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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