May 2022 / A Planetary Reality

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 take a look into the future of living with features more concrete than a crystal ball. From ten mood boards and an entire staged house, plus ecological, self-contained modular spaces, to three themed vignettes, material innovations, and time-honored printing, there is much to get excited about. Throw in some award-winning designs and shifts in the art market that tie into the home, and you have a diverse view of many things to come. Get inspired with the May edition!

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's May Marvels

London — Posh pop-ups. They may not be permanent residents, but that does not stop the glamour from pouring out of these temporary spaces ripe with the latest bedding, upholstery, floorcoverings, wallcoverings, lighting, and more. Add in a gentleman playing the piano, a delicate glass of bubbles, and you’ve got the stage set for an elegant on-trend trade shopping experience.

The Future Living Home

London — The Future Living Home designed by Owl Design was positioned within the Show Village at the Ideal Home Show. It focused on pioneering home technology, future home fashion trends, and approaches to make one’s home more sustainable and energy efficient. Ten mood boards for each area and almost 60 interior lifestyle shots demonstrate the directions of future living.

Updated Heritage

On-Trend Vignettes for the Home

London — Good Homes merchandised three room sets to demonstrate the latest interiors fashions, decorating concepts, and contemporary paint colors, floorcoverings, and window treatments. From flexible living to well-being in the home to a retro-inspired twist, these spaces offer a plethora of tips for those looking to learn about cutting-edge home products.

Little Living with a Big Soul

Nantwich — Tiny houses are a growing trend as well as adding “rooms” to one’s home without the headache of construction. Queue in this little bundle of joy that the Trendease Team has recently come to experience, and appreciate its ethos, in addition to its flexible living. These ecological, self-contained modular systems can be used for sleeping, dining, working, relaxing, or entertaining. Let your imagination and needs take the reins.

Contemporary and Time-Honored

London — During the London Design Week at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, visitors were welcome to dive into a block printing experience at Morris & Co. This ageless design process takes creativity, coordination, and upper body strength when done in the traditional manner. See some of the new ‘masters’ here and delve into the magnificent works of William Morris.

Aastha Poddar-Kaai

An Inspirational Legacy

London — At the reopening of the Aram Gallery, with an exhibition by Central Saint Martins’ Material Futures, we celebrate the legacy of Zeev Aram (1931-2021). The exhibition shows works by current students, graduates, and alumni that represent the course’s questioning approach and are also believed to be projects that would have inspired Mr. Aram due to their values, ethos, and experimental nature.

Charlotte McGowan

Excellence in Furniture and Lighting

Birmingham — The designs featured here were shortlisted for the 2021 Young Furniture Maker Awards, organized by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishings industry. After a hiatus, select pieces were presented this April at the rescheduled January Furniture Show in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Social Shifts in Art and Design

London — At London Art Fair, sustainability, women and art, as well as technology, were key themes open for discussion. Intriguing were insights into the growing interest in NFTs (non-fungible tokens) as well as advice given for collecting and curating for the home. What presentation techniques deliver the most striking visual impact? See a wide selection of art and interiors scouted at this year’s exhibition here.