July 2021 / Sophisticated Mutations

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Things are beginning to pick up steam again. In this edition of Trendease you can find four fresh design directions for 2022/2023 with Pantone color stories, previews for a number of events, and the tip of the iceberg of the new talent we will be covering from the recent graduation shows. Textiles, wallcoverings, ceramics, furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, new materials, and more grace our electronic pages. Get inspired with the July edition!

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Features and Articles

By House of Thol

Jennifer's July Jargon

Rotterdam — Object Rotterdam opens its doors now through July 4th and promises to showcase a diverse range of products from new and well-established designers. This Dutch event hosts several names you will recognize and even more which you will never forget. This curated fair highlights unique, sustainable home design.

(RE)-invent in A/W 2022-2023

Paris — RE-, the A/W 2022-2023 Texworld trend book announces the resurgence of all styles, the emergence of a cycle of creative expansion to be discovered in preview here. The artistic directors (RE)-invent a new creative playground based on four major themes: resistance, elevation, osmosis, and enjoyment. The trends will be staged in person July 5-8th at Texworld Evolution Paris - Le Showroom.

Become Better for A/W 2022-2023

Paris — In this trend for A/W 2022-2023 humankind is asked to humbly improve upon itself and transcend its acts of yesteryear. An ethereal color palette with Pantone references has hues with expressive names such as hydroalcoholic cyan, brittle sky, smoked alabaster, bared shoulder, and decanted passion. Buzz phrases include spongy sturdiness and aqueous print.

Ataraxia in A/W 2022-2023

Paris — A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety, calmness untroubled by mental disquiet is an aim for the upcoming season. Expressed through a tonal methodology derived from nature, with clearly asserted vegetal and floral tones: green is at the front, articulating the jungle, but also sediments, earth or organic matter. Pantone references and buzz phrases included.

Convoluted Purity for A/W 2022-2023

Paris — Enjoyment, or “jouissance” emphasizes sweet, luscious colors, but also juxtaposes, between vegetal and mineral, soft and hard, with iridescent or pearly effects. The pleasure of the moment seizes the day where crystalline lace, paradoxal velvet, pulpy pigment, and wired irisation decorate the latest fashions for 2022-2023. No rules apply.

By Ruby Bannister

New Talent Perseveres

London — The Class of 2021 experienced their education differently from those pre-Covid, having to cope with the realities thrust upon them by the global pandemic. In this feature learn how this impacted their designs and see how the topics of mental health, nature, preserving heritage, virtual worlds, and everyday mundane objects played a central role to their final projects.

By Ben Bavin

Pushing the Boundaries of Ceramics

Bournemouth — Ceramics unlike you have ever seen, but definitely want to see. New twists to classics such as the Venus de Milo and Wedgewood’s traditional collection await you here, as well as stoneware adorned with unique materials that will make your head turn. These three graduates take this discipline to another level.

Jousse Entreprise

East-West Cultural Exchanges

Shanghai — From Miami, Florida in the United States to Basel, Switzerland, and now entering the Asian market in Shanghai, Design Miami/ announces an exciting new venture where East-West cultural exchanges embrace modern design with historic roots. This exclusive preview outlines what to expect at this upcoming event in November at the former British Consulate building.