It’s the small details that make the difference within the frame work of new substrates and techniques. Metallic effects have hugely influenced fabrics and sparkly applications in the current trend scene…….so foil, which sits delicately on the surface, a metallic thread that weaves its way to a greater or lesser extent entwined with a culmination […]
Art Deco themes ……how come…… and why so inspirational? Art Deco is hugely influenced by the geometric forms of Cubism and machine-style forms of Constructivism; so plenty of angular forms and straight lines. Also called “style modern”, the movement in decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s developed into a major style in […]
World of Geology
Buried in the world of geology; marble and rock formations deepen their influence not only in 2-D form but 3-D as well. The natural world continues to put its stamp on interiors through cosmology and celestial features and so the earth and sky as drivers influencing patterns, textiles and furniture. Wood effects, as seen below, […]
Botanical and Organics
With a constant desire to re-connect with nature and create spaces for relaxation; calm environments are vital for sane living in a busy world. This 2018 trend consists of natural fresh elements, that continues to be inspired over the years. Nature and the outdoors influence our interior design and patterns, endorsing this whole inside/outside theme where […]
Designers in the industry have experienced the spring round of events and exhibitions since the beginning of the year; starting with Heimtextil in Frankfurt, followed by Deco Off and Maison et Object in Paris, then journeying on to Evteks in Istanbul, before culminating at Proposte in the delightful Lake Como, Italy. It has been quite […]
Heimtextil 2018 review
We hope you had a fantastic week at Heimtextil 2018 in Frankfurt. We certainly did. We were inundated with new and existing customers flocking to our stand to talk to our export sales team and to see our latest product launches, such as Chelsea, Sanctuary and Viva. Lieven, our sales agent in Belgium, had […]
Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018?
ULTRA VIOLET International colour authority Pantone, have announced their, much-anticipated, colour of the year for 2018: Ultra Violet. Described as “A blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what […]
What colour trends for 2018?
Described as ‘a beautiful soft pink’, Dulux have identified a global need for homes to feel even more nurturing than before – and this is where Heart Wood comes in. Source: Dulux Check out the Colour of the Year’s four complementary colour palettes for 2018 here.
The future of design within hospitality and workplace environments
Ahead of the BCFA Open at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on 4 – 5 October, Design Insider invited one of Edmund Bells’ designers, Tina Macdonald, to comment on the future of design within hospitality and workplace environments. Here is what she had to say: What is exciting you about design in […]
The Future is Urban
With Heimtextil fast becoming one of the industry’s most important global events for interior textiles, interior design and interior trends; the Heimtextil trend team has produced its annual coveted Trend Book ahead of the exhibition in January 2018. The Heimtextil 2018 Trend Book explores how this urban future will shape the spaces in which we […]