January 2023 / Diversifying & Repurposing

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 edition of Trendease, we delve into some trends for 2023, 2024, and beyond. Interestingly, we take a look at some architectural trends that will have an impact on the manner in which interiors are designed and decorated. We go on a trip down memory lane in an area rich with textile heritage, then a history lesson takes us through a popular design direction from the recent Design Miami/. Additionally, there are previews outlining trends, materials, and innovations to be present at the Surface Design Show, where Trendease has scouted 30+ new talents to exhibit at the show. Get inspired with the January edition!

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Features and Articles

Humbert & Poyet - Villa Odaya Project - Cannes, France

Jennifer's January Jots

Worldwide — Welcome to another year on planet earth. With any luck, this will be the first full calendar year we are back in action with trade events post pandemic. For the inaugural month of events, Heimtextil, in Frankfurt, will pave the way to Maison&Objet in Paris, Ambiente, Christmas and Creative Worlds, back in Frankfurt, followed by the Surface Design Show in London.


Influential 2023 Architectural Trends

Hong Kong — Architectural trends impact the ways that interiors are designed and decorated, as well as have the power to influence our lifestyles. Here within are six global trends affecting the way we live and inhabit spaces, from specifying green materials, recycling waste, prefabrication, to adaptive reuse, age-friendly spaces, and our overall wellbeing.

Williem Van Hooff, Family of Form

Origins & Authenticity

London — A number of trends will be available to uncover at the Surface Design Show in February, and we are happy to give you a pre-show sneak peek of some of the directions here. Designs, color, and material innovations will be presented in installations, main stage talks, and throughout the exhibition floor.

Francesco M. Lucini, REDDO

Descend into Trends for 2024

London — The latest in surface material innovation is right around the corner. Londonís Surface Design Show is scheduled to take place in February at the Business Design Centre and promises to be ripe with inspirations, products, talents, and trends for the future of design and the built environment. Dive into this gallery providing an avant premiere of one of the trends to be presented at the exhibition.

Celebrating Londonís Textile Heritage

London — If you were given the great opportunity to commemorate the rich heritage of Londonís textile industry in the form of a permanent installation, what would you create? I donít know where I would start, but I am impressed with the outcome of the world renowned designer who rose to the challenge. Be looped in here.

George Nakashima

Organic Modernism

Miami — Organic Modernism was a key trend at Design Miami/. Here you can not only discover 20th-century masterpieces, whose creators embraced the allure of natural forms and materials much like todayís craftsmen and women, you can brush up on some enlightening historical stories of design, which makes these items still desired today.


Shaping Communities with Design

London — Another not-to-be-missed part of the Surface Design show is the materials table curated by Sally Angharad, which features four trend directions providing positive design solutions, supported by a selection of surfaces, finishes, and materials that celebrate the power of creative thinking. Get a glimpse of 16 companies that fall within these directions here.

Daphnť Osterrieth - Flux

Experiments Lead to Newness

Rotterdam — PET-Felt has the trait of reducing ambient noise; the material can also contribute more than that. As an imitation of felt, the material is soft and flexible, and 100% plastic. Upon conducting the hands-on research, 31 students deconstruct, reconstruct, and even embrace mistakes and enjoy serendipity while transforming the material into new potential applications.