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The role of the lounge space is changing in quite a radical way and the result will challenge tradition and how we're programmed to think of the layout of this room in our homes.
Why so serious?… We explore playful design trends In today's world of political and economic uncertainty we begin to search out ways of creating an interior space that counteracts this negativity. Let's explore an emerging design trend called 'Play'.
We won't see too much of this trend in evidence until the Spring/Summer of this year, 2017. However, it is set to be a strong trend with wide appeal for the world of interiors, across many sectors including hospitality, workplace, residential and education.
Analogue Workshop is a 'Digital Detox' slowing things down, allowing us to appreciate earnt skills and going back to crafting basics.
We will find satisfaction in the 'basic', beauty in the ordinary, new value in simple pleasures and an admiration for those slowly-acquired-skills.
We have identified creatives beginning to playfully look at mixing mobile and static qualities and making a more serious design commentary on the mass migrations and displacements of large groups of people around the world. The first significant examples of 'Nomadic Architecture', which results from the creative exploration mentioned above, were the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Some of the stadia built was designed so that the building could 'move' once the games were finished to have a new life fulfilling a new purpose. For example, the Handball arena had the intent to be deconstructed and rebuilt to provide four schools and social housing.
Whilst we are all about bringing 'Power to the People', this is most definitely a design trend for interiors that is driven by bringing more 'Power to Women'. At the core of the Tribe trend is a changing attitude amongst some women in many different countries. The change is happening because women around the world are becoming:
a) Politically more influential and better represented
b) More independent and better educated (globally more women now graduate with degrees than men)
c) Generally more in control.
2017 sees design trends influenced by our technological future emerge, others with vibrant colours and yet more with graphic pattern; it's also a year that is balanced out by a trend with elements that are slow, steady and have a sense of well-being. It offers a respite from a modern life that's in constant motion.
Working closely with interior designers, architects and architectural technologists, we understand it's important for us to keep abreast of trends in fabrics, materials, colours and finishes. This enables us to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to advising on the right sockets and switches, and assist specifiers to achieve continuity of finish throughout a modern or heritage interiors project.