Home Furnishing Focus 2016

laura design

By Laura Newton – designandcolour@gmail.com

Last month I visited Heimtex and Maison Objet. Maison championed a theme of ‘The Wild’ looking at ‘NATURE’, ‘PURITY’ and ‘WELL-BEING’ – the essence of the show was ‘Calm’ and exhibited a real Scandinavian Simplicity.

Heimtex offered a broader inspirational experience with emphasis also on ‘Well-Being’ and ‘Nature’ but also ‘Technology / The Digital Age’ and ‘Luxurious Craft’, giving a good variety of Colour, Texture and Technique that can be applied to different markets.

With these and other Trend Influences, I will start the year with the following directions:

Connecting with Nature:

Looking at Natural markings and patterns from Fossils, Wood, Pebbles, Water. Playing with layers and Textures to achieve Earthy and Distressed effects.

NATURE TEXTURE TREND

Trend favourite: ‘Victoria’- Fabulous Digital Print

by CASAMANCE:

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Rich Decoration of Culture:

A look at Luxury across the world with Classic Damasks, Fine Jacquards, Embroideries and Tapestry. Rich Embellishments, Velvets and Metallic Finishes bind together the Opulence.

RICH DECORATION

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Skandi Craft:

Simplistic Graphic and Organic Design executed through traditional technique – Painterly, Block print, Embroidery and Knit.

SKANDI CRAFT

High Street Trend Spot: John Lewis

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