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The Spring/Summer season of 2018 will see the emergence of our trend Urban Planet, which has perhaps my favorite color palette for the year. It doesn’t contain my favorite color, but as a collection of colors it’s hard to beat.
The Urban Planet palette has a real pick-me-up look to it, a happy feel. This maybe because it’s essentially a story of metallics and they are always a favorite. Metallics have been are ever present and it seems fitting that they should now have their own trend for this summer season.
We visited the Surface Design Show back in February, a show that exhibits the latest in design and innovation for both interior and exterior surface applications. From flooring to wallpapers, lighting, stoneware and much more, this years’ show was an inspiring experience, with impressive new sustainable materials and interactive design concepts.
In this post, we have reported on some of the key themes seen at this years 2017 Surface Design show, if you would like a more in-depth trend report or the latest interior trend report please do not hesitate to get in touch!
In this short video, Victoria explains some of the more uncommon materials being used at the cutting edge of design to support the continued drive for sustainability in all areas of our lives. Fish skin, old magazines, nuts and even rice …………
Designers across the globe are trying to reduce the ecological effect of their work, architects and interior experts are choosing to look to new realms & frontiers in search of new, sustainable materials.
Some of the surface textures in these materials are very special and they feel beautiful to touch. Through the continued improvement in the management of industry processes (food, fashion etc) these by-products are readily availability and therefore have negligible impact on our environment.
If you’d like to know more about how Trend Intelligence could inform the future of your product development for interiors, email Phil, or call him on )7896088996.
A special Hello to everyone who has visited our Trend Hub at Decor + Design 2016. As promised here is a list of the materials on display on the sample table:
- Maya Romanoff, Fardis, Moire and Platinum Burnish wallcoverings from Muraspec
- Stylish antique bronzed cutlery from Mepra of Italy
- Beautiful Electrical Accessories (light switches/power sockets) Focus SB
- Stunning stabilised reinder Moss – Moss Trends
- Silk, washi + silver woven ‘Vein’ and ‘Sugar’ fabrics from HOSOO
- Organic banana leaf veneers by Beleaf®
- Burnt Brass from Solomon + Wu
- Decorative leathers from Casador
- Embossed leathers from Carina Sohl
- Perforated Obersound ‘Bark’ acoustic panel in American Walnut from Oberflex
- Piraruco fish leather from Nova Kaeru via Le Souk
- Salmon fish leather from Atlantic Leather via Le Souk
- Brushed Alpaca/Mohair from Bellandi Spa via Le Souk
- Rayon Kyoto weave and Flax Kyoto wallcovering via Le Souk
- Ostrich leather from Klein Karoo Int’ via Le Souk
- Turquoise, Malachite Azurite, Mohave Purple & Green and Apple Coral tiles from the fabulous Gemstone Tiles
- Clarissa Hulse ‘Callista’ fabric and ‘Callista’ wallpaper collection by Harlequin via Domestic Textile Corporation in Australia
- Flexible ‘Stoneplex Sand’ wallcovering by Architects Paper via Altfield
- Asian Canvas wallpaper from Architects Paper
- Wood/brass/zinc/shell inlay panel by Campioni
- Beeswax, tree resin & jojoba oil infused hemp & organic cotton Abeego food wrap via Green Pioneer
- Erafia fabric by Malhia Kent
- Pewter quilted upholstery EvoFabric ‘Dimensional-Chateaux’ from Concertex
- Textured black & white banana fabric made in Nepal via Offset Warehouse
- Cezanne wallpaper handmade from self-sustaining Lokta plants from Weitzner
- Linea metallic & embossed black leather from Benericetti SRL
- Cork leather sample of VEGAN carpet and SLEEVE bowl by Rodrigo Vairinhos
- RE-Y-STONE® bio-composite boards by Dekodur
- Starflower & Harlequin embossed leather wall tiles by Genevieve Bennett
- Albany ‘Natural Textures’ wallcoverings by Wallpaper Direct
- Marmo design from ‘Elements’ wallcoverings collection by Prestigious
- Marble mosaics by BluePrint Ceramics
- Textiles by Daniela Evans
- Textiles by Sophie Lee Wilkinson – To contact Sophie regarding commissions or job offers please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Various leather, fabric and cork samples (as pictured at the top of this post) by Laura Greenwood of Scarlet Opus