The team are back in the UK after a fabulous visit to Melbourne, Australia. For those of you who didn’t manage to visit Decor + Design, we have put together a snap shot of what you missed; including the inspiring Scarlet Opus Trend Hub, Victoria’s seminar content and our ‘Best Bits’ at the show.
This was the first year at Decor + Design that we created a Trend Hub for visitors to explore innovative materials and be inspired by trend information. We had lots of interesting samples from all over the world including moss, fish skin leathers, gemstone tiles and banana leaf veneer.
We highlighted 3 macro Trend Stories for 2017 showcasing colour palettes, trend boards and materials for Analogue Workshop, Desert Wanderer and Organic Matter.
Victoria gave her annual Trend Seminar sharing information for 2017 including up and coming design trends for colour, pattern, texture, shape and materials.
(Images curtesy of Decor + Design)
Visitors of the show also joined us for daily Trend Tours at the exhibition, we chose 10 exhibitors who showcased exceptional products relating to our trends.
Here are 3 of our favourites…
Felix Furniture is an emerging, Melbourne based business that specialises in creating bespoke plywood furniture of fine quality. We love the simplicity and craftsmanship of their product, the ethos of this brand and their unique design style relate specifically to our Analogue Workshop Trend.
Uniqwa are suppliers of unique, contemporary designer furniture and accessories to interior designers and retailers. Charl, who founded the company, is originally from Cape Town and he is deeply inspired by the culture he grew up in, but he studied furniture design in Melbourne. Uniqwa are passionate about protecting the environment, they use recycled and plantation woods. Being eco friendly and sustainably responsible are part of their core attributes, which to some extent shapes their ‘over-all style’.
Their beautiful stand was filled with products that represent a laid back, slow and steady lifestyle; which fits in perfectly with our Desert Wanderer Trend.
Yolanda designs, hand prints and hand dyes beautiful unique textiles in her studio in Southern Tasmania. Yolanda studied textile design in Melbourne and graduated in 2013, her work plays homage to the natural & ancient landscapes found in Tasmania and the idea of a ‘wild land’ making it’s way indoors to become part of the interior environment.
The lush foliage prints relate to our ‘Organic Matter’ Trend… A trend that addresses the increasing desire to re-evaluate our relationship with Nature, we begin to appreciate and explore natural design processes and embrace unstructured design qualities.
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