October 2022 / Global Trend Drivers

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 month’s edition of Trendease we see a number of global trend directions from Paris, London, and Frankfurt. Art therapy, color coaching, circularity, technology, nature centricity, among other themes come to the forefront. Get inspired with the October edition! Calling all new designers/companies! Trendease is curating the New Talent area at the Surface Design Show. We’ve expanded the scope to include: architecture/interior design/professional services, lighting, surface design, material innovation, biomaterials, floor coverings, furniture/case goods, office, textiles, upholstery, wallcoverings, window treatments… Email Mick at inspiration@trendease.com for more info.

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's October Observations

London — A grouping of trends from some major international trade scenes are presented to our premium users this month. A wide range of freshly launched products from soft goods to hard lines are unveiled here, many with creative social responsibility at their hearts. It is questioned, why cannot the feelgood factor be relevant with so many purchases. Why can’t it?

The Contemporary Luxury Aesthetic

London — During the September 2022 edition of Top Drawer in London, two trends for Autumn/Winter 2022 were presented at the fair: Art Therapy and Raw Essence. Our knowledge of the world is intensifying as we understand and reconnect with nature. Organic reverberation produces movement and hypnosis. Learn about the design traits and colors here.

Color is an Influencer at Maison&Objet

Paris — Color is frequently a driver of trends. It is also an influencer of our emotions. “Color coaching” has even become a thing. The power of color was in full swing at the recent Maison&Objet exhibition in Paris. Subscribers can dive in here and explore influential room settings, product ranges, and color/material combinations relevant to today and tomorrow’s interiors.

12 Trend Directions all Boxed Up

Paris — What gift items are the trend setters for the upcoming season? Within this gallery our readers can discover one dozen trend directions from Maison&Objet with a focus on smaller objects for the home and our contemporary lifestyles. From tabletop to decorative accessories to stationery to digital wares, there is something for everyone here.

An Idealistic Reality

Paris — Home furnishings and designs that bring about an idealistic reality. Why not a trend that supports one’s happiness in a time where we are surrounded by so much doom and gloom? Here are a plethora of products from Maison&Objet with a positive spin on sustainability: recycled textiles and hard goods, innovative materials, eco-chic items, and responsible production processes to make them.

The Unexpected, The Surprising

Frankfurt — Unexpected decorations and unfamiliar forms are in the limelight. Situational designs, ecological reflections, and the play of light and shadow generate extraordinary visual results. Frequently the surfaces are metallized, pearlescent, or the pieces exhibit iridescent mirror surfaces, etchings, and fluid color effects. Ambient reflections grow to be a supportive component of the creation.

Seasonal & Nature Loving

Frankfurt — The products demonstrate a vibrant link to nature and circle around life cycles and impermanence. With imagination and sustainable mindsets, they increasingly soften the borders of art, craft, and technology. Plant and geological motifs, for example of rocks, minerals, and rough stones are characteristic in this design direction.

Carved table made out of Maple from the landscape of Halland

An Evocative Design Statement

Frankfurt — Craftsmanship, a great industrial heritage, and manufacturing knowledge join together. For the surfaces, marble grains and wood forms, as well as moiré effects, are graphically employed. With grid, line, and relief shapes, glass spheres become year-round decor. Intense colorings enhance the aesthetics of the objects.