November 2021 / Heaps of Creativity

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Creativity is not only the major force advancing aesthetic beauty, but also an economic driver for individuals, businesses, and countries spanning the continents. Now more than any other era in the past, we are in dire need to have out-of-the-box thinking to aid us in developing an overall improved way of living, from manufacturing to consuming. You can find some examples here this month. ‘Waste Age: What can design do?’ an exhibit that recently opened, and reviewed here, does a phenomenal job of tackling a complex topic plaguing our planet. We shall see what happens now with COP26. Get inspired with the November edition!

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Jennifer's November Notes

Milan — Creativity is a beautiful thing, especially when it is a driver for positive change. Yesterday the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) kicked off. Countless designers are buzzing about the event, some can be found here within. Endangered species, everyday objects with a twist, and a preview of the trend directions for the next Maison&Objet also make an appearance this month.

M101 pendant light by Henri Bursztyn

Maison&Objet Next Edition Trends

Paris — Maison&Objet shares with us the inspiration theme for its next edition to be held in January 2022. This “new luxury” spans from “uber luxury” to “lux populis”. The uncertainty of these times leads people to crave something usual where fantasies can be pushed to their limits and emotions and experiences beat out the tangible.

Multilayered packaging wate - a textile woven from industrial waste from Shubhi Sachan

The Waste Age is Here. Do Something!

London — ‘Waste Age: What can design do?’ is a not-to-be-missed exhibition open now through February 20, 2022, at the Design Museum. This exhibition crams a plethora of much-needed information into manageable and well-curated areas of education jam-packed with facts and product examples. It is alarming, inspiring, and offers a sense of hope all at once. Trendease reviews the show here.

Building the Future with Bricks

Worldwide — Bricks have been a part of our cultural for thousands of years. What changes now? Trendease looks at six initiatives with local and international flare that bring environmental and social concerns into consideration for modern day living. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also have soul. Read about the various projects here.

Endangered Ceramics

London — Re-loved ceramic plates have been brought back for a second life with purpose by illustrative visual artist and recent graduate of Central Saint Martins, Ebony-Katherine. Each piece is decorated with an illustration of an endangered species, the number of strokes correlating to the animal’s level of endangerment.

Artisanal, Raw, and Crafted

Milan — Rarely does a visit to this hotspot in the Brera district of Milan disappoint during Fuori Salone, the external events of Milan Design Week, happening outside of the main exhibition. The space offers an immense blank canvas. This year materials and craftsmanship demanded everyone’s attention. Dive in here and stayed tuned for future transformations.

Into the Mystic, 2021 by Liza Lou

Tiny Beads Breed Inspiration

London — At Trendease we like to look beyond the norm and unveil inspiration you may not otherwise encounter, such as this artist’s work we highlight here. All the way from California, these pieces unveiled in London recently are so detailed, you must zoom in to believe it. Hundreds of thousands, if not more than a million, tiny beads make up these textiles and sculptures.

The President Dress by Sandra Poulson

Unexpected Fashions

London — During the London Design Festival we explored many nooks and crannies of the city to discover some undiscovered gems. At the King's Cross Design District we uncovered some intriguing ideas surrounding fashion accessories that make bold statements about society and today’s contemporary culture.