11 January, 2010

Update... Trends in Decor/ Design & Furniture for 2010 - Pt I.

Since the Pantone Colour of the year announcement I have been on the look out for styling/ colour & deign forecasting... So for the beginning of the week - here's a great update on what's happening in Trends for Decor/ Design & Furniture for 2010, from Elle Decor (U.S) January 2010 issue where there appears to be 5 Main Trends areas, these are: 1. Illusion and Fantasy; 2. Folding & Pleating; 3.Handcrafted Details; 4. Honeycomb Patterns; and lastly 5.Turquoise Tones ...
Here you'll find Part I for the Trend Update 2010 - 1. Illusion and Fantasy; 2. Folding & Pleating; with Parts II - 3.Handcrafted Details; 4. Honeycomb Patterns& Part III - 5.Turquoise Tones, to follow this post...Hope you're inspired!.
Trend: Illusion and Fantasy
[above Image 1] The brick pattern from Sebastian Wrong and Richard Woods's far-from-ordinary upholstery collection is wonderfully deceptive. The irony lies in the extreme comfort of the seating in contrast to the perceived hardness of the print.

Trend: Illusion and Fantasy
[above Image 2] Italian designer Gaetano Pesce feels that it's important to express oneself in imagery and that storytelling is a crucial part of design. His nine-foot-long, two-seat sofa takes the concept over the top.

Trend: Illusion and Fantasy
[above Image 3] Once again, Front showed its mastery of illusion with a subtle trompe l'oeil collection for Porro at the Milan fair. The cabinet has lightly drawn lines that suggest a curtain ruffled by the wind.
Trend: Illusion and Fantasy
[above Image 4]Hyde House's collaboration with 55max.com, which offers works by more than 30 international artists and photographers, as well as iconic shots from the renowned Getty Images library, now allows consumers to pair art with wallpapers, fabrics and blinds. Here, Kate Martin's sensuous photograph Suck This is the basis for the surreal upholstery on these bar stools.
HydeHouse.co.uk and 55Max.com.

Trend: Folding and Pleating
[above Image 5]Dror Benshetrit's armchair has all the flair any fashionista might desire. It's created entirely from a single sheet of two-tone felt wrapped over a metal base.
Trend: Folding and Pleating
[above Image 6] U.K.-based Tomoko Kita, daughter of famed Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita, is an accomplished product designer in her own right. Her book light folds tightly when closed and fans out to an ambient glow when opened and turned on. Available in a cloth, wood and leather cover, the perfect folds remain the highlight of each.

Trend: Folding and Pleating
[above Image 7] The Motley 3 Collection contains lamps that are shade and base in one; their solid plywood bases blossom into unique ribbed shades. The Complete lamp stood out as a favorite at London's 100% Design.
Trend: Folding and Pleating
[above Image 8] The New Zealand partnership Scott, Rich and Victoria debuted the spectacular Moscow Road Collection at London's 100% Design. Unit24, a folded, creased and rolled lamp shade, is inspired by traditional pleated-fabric shades and is offered as a pendant and floor lamp.

Design Trend Forecast 2010
After visiting the world’s premier design fairs and speaking with industry leaders in interior design, creative retail and product development, we’ve compiled a primer of the styles to watch and the products to snag in the new year Produced By Melissa Feldman and Anne E. Collins

“Survival mode” may have been the name of the game in 2009, but in 2010, the design world is looking to have a bit more fun. While designers are still conscious of the economic and environmental challenges ahead, the upcoming trends they’re fashioning impart a boost of happiness and a shot of color, as well as an infusion of surrealist fantasy and handmade charm.
With household budgets still at the top of everyone’s mind, quality and craftsmanship will also be of the utmost importance in the new year. Bonnie McKay, the director of creative retail at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, explains that people are “looking for things that are well made” and that “timeless pieces are the best investments.” As for the designers creating the products, Murray Moss, an American design entrepreneur and retailer, sees their new focus on handmade objects that are “decorative, tactile and narrative” as an instinctive reaction against cold and impersonal industrial materials. From the designer to the consumer, there is a desire for design to become more personal.
And if an assurance of quality isn’t enough to please the consumer, beauty and humor will. The product previews at fairs like iSaloni and 100% Design promised a smile in this new decade of shopping. Surreal shapes and fanciful imagery stimulated, while soothing colors like turquoise and purple made for pleasing displays.
From the trade show floors of Milan, New York, London, Las Vegas and Tokyo, here are the top design trends bubbling to the surface for 2010.
Illusion and FantasyPerhaps as an escape from a grim year, fantasy imagery and objects are emerging as a strong trend for 2010. Milan’s iSaloni has long been known as an influential furniture fair, and this year’s show revealed a variety of surrealist furniture and accessories, such as Gaetano Pesce’s fanciful Montanara sofa, which takes the form of mountain with a pattern of landscape painting. Meanwhile, at London’s Decorex, Hyde House displayed photorealistic fabrics of lush lips beckoning the trade-show attendees.
Folding and PleatingThe Japanese craft of origami objects made from cloth, ceramics and paper has inspired a wide range of products. From lighting to seating, Asian and European designers have latched onto the finely folded motif, as showcased at 100% Design with lighting fixtures by Scott, Rich and Victoria and at Milan with designer Dror Benshetrit’s Peacock chair.
Handcrafted DetailsThe 2009 shows proved that 2010 will be the year of craft. Embroidery, patchwork and handcrafted woods, all with an irregular and personal charm, emerged as the details to cherish. As Murray Moss says, even the industrially produced pieces were embellished with stitching and embroidery at the 2009 fairs. Bespoke textiles dominated at Decorex, and the edgy iSaloni fair showed more natural woods than ever.
HoneycombBritish decorator David Hicks and his legendary hexagon wallpaper have spawned a whole new generation of honeycomb patterns. From the Quilt Collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons (shown in Milan) to Vincent Van Duysen’s hundreds of tiny intersecting tiles (shown at Cesarie), the hexagonal shape continues to multiply into the 21st century.
TurquoisePantone, the global color authority, just released its color for 2010: 15-5519 Turquoise, which conjures up images of tropical waters in shades of bluish-green. Traditionally the gem color is a symbol of healing, faith and truth, and it’s said to have positive vibrations. Whether designers were conscious of its deeper meaning or
not, the fashion-forward color made a strong showing at all the previews.
Images & Text - article from Elle Decor - [U.S magazine] Januray 2010 issue



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