Everything is in flux: in times of immense environmental problems, the consumer goods industry is facing the challenge of developing high-quality products that are also sustainable. Designers and manufacturers are focussing on circular flow models making use of ecologically responsible material and processing alternatives.
The new solutions are impressive not only for the innovative power they evince but also for the surprisingly creative diversity of the interior design to which they are giving rise. Look ahead with the Ambiente Show to the inspiring Trends 2020!
color Functional furnishings achieve a sculptural quality through soft volumes and accentuated contours. This strong effect is reinforced through the restrained use of color, a neutral palette with white and grey nuances – now warm, now cool in tendency – powerful in their coherence, restful, soothing and natural.
material Materials, shapes and colors in perfect harmony: surfaces are smooth, soft or textured. Glass – ground or clear – ultra-perfect porcelain and coarse ceramics appeal both to the eye and the touch. Textiles are natural and suitable for everyday use, often exhibiting a lively and uneven fabric appearance. Shown to particularly fine effect are the translucent fibres and folds, light-colored woods and wallpapers with tone-on-tone painting.
color Brick and cement tones, rusty, burnished nuances and float glass green – inspired by architecture, this color series lends fine materials an industrial note. Subdued, shaded and combined with the blue of the evening sky, they generate a palpable atmosphere in otherwise clearly structured rooms, reduced to the essential.
material An ambience reminiscent of comfortable clubs and a strong material aesthetic are the product of innovative combinations. Terrazzo, polished or blackened wood, glass, steel, bronze and surfaces with a matt finish or subtle sheen interact with leather, heavy textiles such as cord, tweed, bouclé, velour as well as geometric designs and mottled patterns.
color This style turns the living room into a personal collage. With its artistic character it stimulates with unusual colors in combinations full of variety. The palette offers a refreshing blend of bright orange, succulent raspberry, milky hues, a strong honey tone and lively sky blue.
material In the multidisciplinary and multilocal interaction between art, craftsmanship and digital technology, “controlled coincidences” play a central role. The creative use of a variety of new materials, unusual manufacturing processes, unconventional motifs and distinctive styling give rise to objects with a unique character.
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Milan / Paris / Tokyo – not only in the world’s major design showcases but also in ateliers, workshops and on the world wide web, the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano identifies the latest tendencies, using their experience and expertise to get to the heart of the salient trends. Year after year, their fascinating product presentations at the Ambiente as well as their personal lectures on the coming highlights prove a valuable planning aid for the consumer goods sector.
Trend presentation: Galleria 1
Trend lectures: Ambiente Academy,
Hall 9.1 E92,
daily at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
textile softwall by molo, design by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen / Nebl by Studio Rem for Gejst / Melt by nendo for WonderGlass, photo Akihiro Yoshida / AeroZeppelin Sofa by Diesel Living with Moroso / Carafe, Cup, Plate by Tijmen Smeulders for UTSUÀ, photo Pim Top / Musette Side Tables by Ionna Vautrin for DeVorm / Mill by Jakob Wagner for Ro Collection / Collection Ivy designed by Lucie Koldova for Brokis, photo Martin Chum / MANTIQUEIRA by Domingos Tótora for Tacchini, photo Andrea Ferrari
Muse by Calico Wallpaper and Faye Toogood / Kiriyama by Kiriyama Glass Works x Formafantasma for Japan Creative, photo Sohei Oya, Nacása & Partners Inc. / Waste No More by Eileen Fisher / textile softwall by molo, design by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen / Dinesen Oak with White Oil finish / Flow by Jakob Wagner for Muuto / Nebl by Studio Rem for Gejst / Linen by LinenMe / Carafe, Cup, Plate by Tijmen Smeulders for UTSUÀ, photo Pim Top / Mill by Jakob Wagner for Ro Collection
Jack by Michael Anastassiades for B&B Italia / No Man’s Land installation by Raf Simons for Kvadrat / IKIGAI Teapot by Hein Studio / ASHIDA by Philipp Mainzer for e15 / Collar ice bucket by Daniel Debiasi & Federico Sandri for Stelton / ExCinere by Formafantasma for Dzek / SHERAZADE PATCHWORK door by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia / Ostrea Rock by Hein Studio / O Fruit Bowl by Mark Braun for Hem / Curved Block Seat by Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley, courtesy of the LOEWE FOUNDATION © LeChuck Studio / SILO by Hans Hornemann for Normann Copenhagen / 501 Kettle by Vipp
MARI CRISTAL by Philippe Starck for Glas Italia / Noise cushion, Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection, courtesy by Kvadrat / SHIRAZ by Philipp Mainzer + Farah Ebrahimi for e15 / NACRE by Yabu Pushelberg for Glas Italia / SELLA by Carlo De Carli for Tacchini, photo Andrea Ferrari / Curved Block Seat by Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley, courtesy of the LOEWE FOUNDATION © LeChuck Studio / SPLIT by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini, photo Andrea Ferrari / SHERAZADE PATCHWORK door by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia / Phlox cushion, Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection, courtesy by Kvadrat / YKRA kitchen counter with marble trash Terrazzo by Shizuka Saito & Ykra architects / 501 Kettle by Vipp / Madera by Enzo Mari for Danese
Viceversa by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for Kundalini / FAR curated by Studio Vedèt for Nilufar, photo Pim Top / Fruit Towers by BCXSY, project "A New Layer Taiwan" curated by Pro Materia/Spazio Nobile, funded by NTCRI / Nomade by Paola Navone for Serax / Vase by Vincent Dermody for Normann X Brask Art Collection / side table la che by Sebastian Herkner for ames, photo Andres Valbuena / Découpage Vase/Studio Bouroullec, Studio Bouroullec © Vitra / side table circo by Sebastian Herkner for ames, photo Andres Valbuena / Tongue by Bethan Laura Wood for Rosenthal / Vlinder/Hella Jongerius, Marc Eggimann © Vitra / Hallstattpieces by Elke Sada / Rug Invaders, Palmette Lazer Cannon carpet by cc-tapis design-lab
MenhirBENCH by Dirk Vander Kooji / Backstitch by Raw Edges for GAN / Kolho by Made by Choice and/with Matthew Day Jackson / Rug Invaders, Tabriz Destroyer carpet by cc-tapis design-lab / Nester by Elke Sada / Fruit Towers by BCXSY, project "A New Layer Taiwan" curated by Pro Materia/Spazio Nobile, funded by NTCRI / Smash Objects by WHY-J / stool cana by Pauline Deltour for ames, photo Andres Valbuena / Paravent by Odd Matter for Nilufar, photo Daniele Iodice / Capriccio by Elke Sada
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Concept and idea: stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano Frankfurt / Berlin, Design: Heine Lenz Zizka Frankfurt / Berlin, Production: Messe Frankfurt Medien und Service GmbH, Lithography: Repro 45 Frankfurt. PANTONE®-VIEW home + interiors 2015 – Volume 11 PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of PANTONE LLC. PANTONE Colours may not match PANTONE-identified standards. Consult current PANTONE Color Publications for accurate color. Pantone LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated © Pantone LLC, 2014. All rights reserved. Content provided by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. The Trend colors are indicated by Pantone colors for the printing industry and Pantone TPG coding for the home and interior sectors.