April 2022 / No Fools Here

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.

This issue delves into eight different trend directions ranging from exuberant colors to enriched lifestyle themes and societal shifts. Elegant settings, theatrical displays, and domestic bliss await our readers’ screens. The multisensory journeys one takes through these interiors go well beyond the realm of pure and simple aesthetics. Fine art is interpreted into products for home fashion, the garden influences botanical prints created to adorn the walls and furniture, and Mother Nature rewilds us while others escape into the metaverse. Get inspired with the April edition!

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Jennifer Castoldi,
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Features and Articles

Jennifer's April Antics

London — Here you can experience a unique manner in which to soak up the latest trends with colors dancing through the air. Fun to look at and informative too, these rather international colors have amusing names such as 'Carnival Headdress', 'Egyptian Indigo', 'English Pear', 'French Rose', 'Lake Tekapo', and 'Persian Green'.

Differentiation Through Product Assortment

Paris — In this ultra-competitive landscape, how do you make your product offering stand out from the rest? Unique pieces, customization, and personalization present unusual pieces. The Leisure trend at Maison&Objet, Museum Tour by François Bernard: original pieces for singular spaces, suggests modes of differentiation to stay ahead of the others.

A Sanctuary, Refuge, and Sacred Place

Paris — Delving into the Maison&Objet Care trend, titled Rare Times, by Francois Delclaux, the object is a symbol of joyful identity. These five rooms reflect the five senses through scent, beverages, the soft touch, blossoms, and illumination. The home protects from the tumultuous world outside and these objects form part of one’s individuality.

An Invitation to Reconnect with Nature

Paris — The third trend at Maison&Objet, under the umbrella of Living and the theme Elements of Nature, by Elizabeth Leriche, intends to evoke a dreamlike and sensory journey. Three directions are presented here: Essential Nature, Contemplative Nature, and Sculptural Nature all with the intention to reconnect us with the outdoors.

Blurring Boundaries

Paris — A trip to Maison&Objet outlines their forecasted trends for the coming seasons, including that of hospitality where a hotel is now so much more than a hotel, it is a place to find the “renewal of luxury” by journeying through a staged hotel with six feature areas. From intangible works of art and the metaverse to arts and crafts, the re-envisioned comfort is found here.

The Promise of Spring

London — During London Design Week last month, visitors were able to explore what is blossoming for Spring/Summer 2022 in all categories for the home. The new-season highlights spoke of “sophisticated elegance complemented by a spirited spontaneity”. It is no surprise to find botanicals and nature at center stage.

Upbeat Palettes

London — Visitors to the Design Centre were able to discover what is in demand for the upcoming seasons in an area curated by Arabella McNie. What are the latest wares donning the “must buy” lists of London’s most discerning interior designers? Find an abundance of color and detailed prints here, along with coordinating upholstery, trimmings, lighting, ceramics, wallpaper and more.

Avant-Garde Interior Art & Design

London — Bold colors and motifs across fabrics, rugs, tiles, art, and wallcoverings make this trend not for the faint of heart. Crystal spheres, rounded chairs, sleek wooden desks, paper mâché planters, and asymmetrical stools add character to any room confident enough for these commanding designs. Be striking in the future seasons.