July 2024 / Information for a Better Tomorrow

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.

This month we reveal wallcoverings ranging from botanicals to biology to burlesque; we present insights into circular luxury tableware and highlight the environmental risks of flame retardants in furniture, proposing sustainable alternatives like seaweed and mycelium; we unveil unique materials that support local women and the economy while embracing circularity, and tour around a festival aiming to be exclusive and inclusive. Coffee perks us up and patterns stimulate awe and mystery. Get inspired with the July edition!

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's July Jargon

New York — Tis the season of oodles of graduate shows, where we scope out the freshest new talent entering the industry. We also hopped on a plane to explore 3daysofdesign, and opened up new horizons at Co-Creation: Biophilia, Biomimicry, Design for Life. We were impressed with our visit the Future Fabrics Expo, which surprisingly showcased a lot more than textiles. Exciting times all around.

Patterns of New York

New York — Some of the most tantalizing designs to find in NYC are found within the wallcoverings on display. Relevant to the times and spanning a spectrum of tastes, these beauties stopped us in our tracks and we could easily imagine an array of interiors proudly showing off their walls. From biology to botanicals to burlesque, these walls have it covered.

Circular Luxury Across Tabletops

London — This research project presents an exploratory look into circular luxury tableware, examining alternative processes and materials for ceramics, glassware, silversmithing, and tablecloths. This scoping study identifies knowledge gaps and outlines four key stages for circularity: material sourcing, production, use, and post-use. Here are the directions the industry should be going.

Modern Upholstery for the Better

London — Stringent flammability tests, leading to widespread use of flame retardants in furniture, pose health and environmental risks. These "forever chemicals" contaminate water, food, and bodies, causing various health issues. Alternatives like wool, mycelium, and seaweed are being explored to replace foam. We encourage you to employ this information for a better tomorrow.

Brewing a Greener Future

London — It is that time of year again when the Trendease Team is out and about scouting the graduate shows of the latest talent getting ready to enter the marketplace. Over the years we have come across numerous inspirational projects using spent coffee grounds. Did you know the grounds can have a huge negative impact on the environment? Let us ponder some solutions together…

Blow on This

Beijing / London — The Trendease Team is always on the lookout for the new and exciting. During our first exploration of Future Fabrics Expo, which far exceeded our expectations, and surprisingly covers more than textiles, we came across an innovative material for interiors and fashion that is not only circular, it supports women and the local economy. Learn about it here.

Exclusivity with Inclusivity

Copenhagen — The Trendease Team hit the streets of Copenhagen in search of inspiration. 3daysofdesign blends exclusivity with inclusivity, welcoming press, bloggers, buyers, designers, architects, design enthusiasts, and the public. Attendees explore innovative concepts from a carefully curated selection of brands from Denmark and around the globe.

Inspiration & Mystery

Margate — The Trendease Team are intrepid explorers and forever in search of inspiration to share. We have found an incredibly unique place to not only inspire you, but also tickle your curiosity. Descend into a magical location scouted here, where mysterious patterns emerge, and the skill involved to create such a masterpiece leaves you speechless.