July 2020 / Agents for Positive Change

Located throughout the world, the Trendease Team continues to deliver our subscribers around the globe must-know market information and inspiration straight to their computer screens.

In this issue of Trendease you will find patterns and motifs that reflect the changes in our lifestyles, designs that adhere to new guidelines, fresh methods of designing and manufacturing, trends from four trade shows looking towards Spring/Summer 2021, plus new product launches in home accessories, lighting, window treatments, textiles, wallcoverings, office design, outdoor furnishings, and plenty more. Optimism, a sense of eco-responsibility, and important themes are presented that reflect the shifts taking place, from ‘home sweet home’ to gratitude in the community. Get inspired with the July edition!

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Jennifer Castoldi,
Chief Creative Director

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's July Jargon

Milan — Design can have a profound power to influence our surroundings and the objects we use every day. Being in the creative industries means that each and every one of us can be an agent for positive change. Let us turn these lemons into lemonade! There has been a growing interest in interior design, home fashion, DIY, gardening, and cooking over the last five months; opportunity knocks.

Nadia Hassan

Community and Togetherness

Worldwide — Design directions for patterns and motifs to use in product development are taking a fresh path for the upcoming season. In this gallery of images, we look at works from 16 international surface pattern designers to uncover emerging themes for licensing and outright purchase. Times of change bring out a new aesthetic full of color an optimism.

And there is also a textile version of the wall

Socially Distant Design

Worldwide — As we enter July many countries around the world are beginning to loosen the restrictions on lockdown with governmental guidelines that require one to two meters distancing, depending on the country. What will this new world look like in terms of interior design for public spaces? An aim is to provide distance without dividing.

Connected Through Separation

London — Designing during a pandemic is something new to all contemporary creatives. This project not only initiates a conversation about the latest way to collaborate and manufacture products, it also puts the topic at hand into practice. Come September we should all be able to witness the outcome of this paradigm shift. Will designing ever return to the way it was? Will it become mostly digital? Or will a hybrid emerge?

SS21 Inspiration

Looking Toward Spring/Summer 2021

Paris — What is en vogue for Spring/Summer 2021? Forecasting in the middle of a pandemic is not the easiest of jobs. Here we look at the views of four fashion-forward trade shows. At the time of publishing the September events are confirmed to be taking place both physically and virtually. Four topics among the themes are simplicity, eco-responsibility, optimism, and non-conformity.

Stem Series

The Joy of Bubbles

Worldwide — Watching the Virtual Design Festival, an homage to Milan Design Week, and local children socially distantly playing in the park chasing around bubbles from a bubble machine carried by a parent, brought to our attention the joy of bubbles. From the Czech Republic to the Netherlands, across to Canada and beyond, bubbles are a strong theme in newly launched lighting collections near and far.

Printed vertical blind

Blind Inspiration

Adana — Experience a new world without ever leaving your home. Staying indoors no longer needs to feel so claustrophobic. Even if the view from your window is less than desirable, now it is possible to create stunning views from any interior. The latest in digital printing, laser cuts, and material innovations open up a new universe of design possibilities. The window becomes the new canvas in the home.

Wilderie collection from Clarke & Clarke

Animal Kingdom: Exotic Fairytale

Worldwide — The animal kingdom can have the appearance of an exotic fairytale. From wild to domesticated, the species are vast and diverse. Some of the latest product launches boast creatures from around the world imbued with designers’ sense of imagination. Explore their creativity here in the form of art, wallcoverings, textiles, carpets, curtains, pillows, tapestries – even stuffed animals and skateboards!

NEWSLETTER #654 - Guiltless Plastic

Worldwide — A hot topic in the design community has been the global issue of plastic and the conundrum it creates when not discarded properly. In this newsletter we demonstrate how topnotch creatives are tackling the issue and converting this threat into an opportunity.