December 2023 / The Future is Captivating

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In this issue, repurposed materials courageously defy traditional views on waste, prompting vital conversations about our impact on the environment. Biotextiles, 3D printed wool, and industrial cutting techniques resulting in zero scraps are explored this month. Plus, tabletop scenographies undergo fashionable changes; all of this and more. Get inspired with the December edition!

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's December Diaries

London — This month, dive into global research on trends, techniques, materials, shapes, and colors that will captivate the international creative community in the upcoming seasons. Categorized into a number of design directions, these trends provide manufacturers and the trade with real-time, on-site insights into what lies ahead.

Balls and Balloons Set the Stage

Paris — Péri Cochin co-founded the innovative French brand "Waww," making a stylish impact on the art of table setting. Trendease featured the company’s staged areas at Maison&Objet last year, and now the team is back at it again. Learn about the trends of dressing a table and see a very clever way of showcasing table settings to the trade.

Igniting Creativity Around the Table

Paris — Discover the ultimate source for igniting creativity in table settings. These tabletops infuse our dining experiences with a celebratory spirit. This selection of creations is emphasizing the art of blending flea-market discoveries with exclusive collections crafted by designers and skilled artisans. The spaces encapsulate a pursuit of personal happiness that reintroduces playfulness into our lives.

The Coconut Chair Re/Outfitted by Tim Dekkers

Revitalize & Challenge Perceptions

Eindhoven — These revitalized chairs boldly challenge conventional perceptions of waste, prompting crucial discussions about our environmental footprint. Each chair that undergoes the upcycling process stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to waste reduction and the discovery of aesthetic allure in the most unexpected places.

Sustainability at Heimtextil

Frankfurt — This inspirational exhibition is part of the Sustainability section of Heimtextil. Jennifer will be moderating at talk in the Sustainability area at Heimtextil 2024 on Tuesday, January 9th, from 2 to 2:40 p.m. The talk addresses terms and business models around circularity, cradle-to-cradle, upcycling, recycling, closed loop, and goes into legal framework conditions such as the new EU textile strategy on circular and recyclable textiles and their significance for home textiles.

Zero Waste & 3D Printed Wool

Frankfurt — It is that time of year where the Trendease Team unveils the trends to be presented at Creativeworld, including worldwide trends and materials, colors, shapes, and techniques that will inspire the international design community. For 2024 and beyond there are three style directions are: Calm Essentials, Vintage Vibes, and Funny Styles.

Repurposing with Style

Frankfurt — This trend direction honors the allure of the past, as nostalgic items undergo a resurgence. Heirlooms and treasures from flea markets are skillfully reimagined into cherished new pieces. With an unbiased perspective, old items are reconsidered; in the creative journey, they are ingeniously repurposed.

A Twinkle in the Eye

Frankfurt — Vibrant, contrasting designs exude a sense of joy, liveliness, and boundless energy. Embracing dynamism and a playful spirit, this style seamlessly blends various materials, bold motifs, and contrasting colors in the upcoming season. Spontaneous, intuitive patterns and vibrant neon tones command the spotlight, adding a lively touch to the overall aesthetic.