11 January, 2010

Part II - Trends in Decor/ Design & Furniture for 2010

Following on from my last post 'Update...Trends in Decor/ Design & Furniture for 2010'.
Here are further identified theme for Tends Decor/ Design & Furniture for 2010: Part II - 3.Handcrafted Details & 4. Honeycomb Patterns.
Trend: Honeycomb Patterns
The caged light has emerged as a trend in recent months, but here the focus is more on the geometry of the skeletal shade. Featured at 100% Design, Julian Mayor's quirky fractal Frame light was manufactured from spruce and plywood and made in an edition of 20.

Trend: Honeycomb Patterns
The Quilt Collection chair, sofa and ottoman designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are upholstered in an honeycomb upholstery stretched over a fiberglass shell. The effect takes tufted to a new level of plush.

Trend: Honeycomb Patterns
The honeycomb trend was echoed throughout the Cesarie tile fair, though Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen's D.R.Y. (Don't Repeat Yourself) tile rose above the crowd. Inspired by the irregular cracks found in plaster, dry paint and earth, this uniquely shaped tile gains uniformity when grouted with hexagonal tiles.

Trend: Honeycomb Patterns
The Zero 4 porcelain wall tile designed by Francesca De Simone for Marazzi brings a softness and shimmer to the grid, while the metallic finish adds depth to the intricate lines.

Trend: Handcrafted Details
Paola Navone, Gervasoni's artistic director, is famous for crossing boundaries, both stylistic and geographic. On a trip to Buenos Aires, she found young fashion designer Martin Churba, who has a real talent for dressing articles of furniture. His knitted pouf feels like a favorite sweater.

Trend: Handcrafted Details
The PS HÄLLAR stool is designed by Maria Vinka and handwoven from banana fiber, sea grass and cotton and covered in a clear lacquer. Even global retailers like Ikea are taking heed of individualistic detail.

Trend: Handcrafted Details
The tree of life was the inspiration for Cowtan and Tout's Wexford fabric, which combines fine chain-stitch embroidery with lacework detail. The woven linen with a cotton ground, shown here in yellow, was one of many embroidered fabric lines at Decorex.

Trend: Handcrafted Details
Michele de Lucchi's Vegan table, shown here in walnut, is an ode to craftsmanship and nature. Its legs resemble everything from branches wrapped around a tree to animal bones. For its manufacture, the factory revived artisanal techniques that hadn't been used for years.

Images & Text / Article from Elle Decor [U.S magazine] January 2010 issue


  1. Lovely designs!
    I remember that, when I was in Buenos Aires, very near my Buenos Aires apartment there was a Shopping Mall with all furnitures and designs similar to some of your pics!



Related Posts with Thumbnails