May 2024 / Pioneering the Future

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.

We have been so busy planning a big announcement—stay tuned, watch your inboxes and social media this week—we almost forgot to celebrate that April 2024 marked 20 years of publishing monthly editions of Trendease, woohoo!!! Technically the business is 21 years-old in June; it just took us some time to build the world’s first on-line design publication. This month, we hope to continue inspiring you with features on creative social responsibility, technology, retail, design, and interiors styling. Get inspired with the May edition!

We attend over 100 design events a year on your behalf to bring you trend insights and design movements to help you maintain cutting-edge knowledge of the lifestyle and design markets. Currently we keep readers within 192 countries/territories in the know! Are you reading

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Jennifer Castoldi,
Chief Creative Director

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's May Marvels

Frankfurt — In April the Trendease Team kept our step count high attending the Ideal Home Show, Milano Salone del Mobile and the Fuori Salone, followed by Techtextil and Texprocess. In this gallery, curtains, decorative and upholstery fabrics, sun protection systems, and floor coverings with sustainable values and functional attributes adorn these seven room sets designed with 2024/2025 trends in mind.

An Exquisite Interior Line-up

Milan — During Milan Design Week, people queued up in a line stretching more than two blocks to see an extravagant showhouse in this Milanese mansion from the early 1900s, where six international interior design studios each designed and curated a room setting within this extraordinary luxurious apartment using exclusively Italian artisans, brands, and artists.

Concept Shop with a Digital Twin

Frankfurt — Retail inspiration within a trade fair, this installation is set up as a concept store with history and contemporary flair, offering an enjoyable physical shopping experience, that also has a “digital twin” online. With its happy colors and well-curated product assortment, the Trendease Team wanted to empty our wallets in addition to covering the feature area.

Technology. Innovation. Responsibility.

Multiple Portuguese Cities — Bio-based fabrics, recycled materials, renewable energy, natural dyeing, low water consumption, low carbon footprint, eco-finishing processes, transparency and traceability, plus high standards in social responsibility, are just some steps being taken towards a brighter future. The project seen here collaborated with 50+ partners, a range of sustainable materials, and diverse creativity.

Take-Back and Recycle

Worldwide — At Trendease we highlight creative social responsibility. Here are some inroads being made with eco textiles that can mimic natural fibers and eco-fabrics from recycled materials. Chemical recycling promises a closed-loop economy, paving the way for circularity and waste reduction. Take-back programs lead to new products, contributing to resource conservation and environmental responsibility.

An Alluring Personal Sanctuary

Worldwide — Crafting one’s own personal sanctuary using the latest in cutting-edge textile, a haven of softness and comfort. In this theme, there is a longing for materials that evoke a cozy, snug embrace. Envision this staged setting within the intimate confines of a home, adorned with fabrics that summon you with their irresistible, cuddly allure.

An Outdoor Retreat

Worldwide — Even before the pandemic outdoor living space was gaining popularity around the globe. More than ever, our living rooms have extended into this great space where ceilings are replaced with fresh air and sunlight. But what characteristics must be present for furnishings destined for a relaxing outdoor retreat?

Hidden Textile Treasures

Worldwide — A luxury interior beckons to be adorned in opulent textiles. The elaborate, sophisticated fabrics seen here are in line with high-end requirements, boasting top line specifications for the contract and residential markets. Innovation and classy styles are combined in these new materials for 2024 and beyond.