Vir­tu­ous Re­al­ity

Western Living - - CONTENTS - by BARB SLIGL // pho­to­graphs by CLIN­TON HUSSEY // styling by NICOLE SJÖSTEDT shot on lo­ca­tion at LIZBELL AGENCY, NORTH VAN­COU­VER

Fur­ni­ture de­signs for 2019 take our frac­tured so­cial, eco­nomic, en­vi­ron­men­tal and tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape into bold new direc­tions, all in the search for mean­ing.

Many of the most in­flu­en­tial de­sign shows of 2018—Salone del Mo­bile in Mi­lan, Paris’s Mai­son et Ob­jet, Lon­don’s De­sign Bi­en­nale—shared sim­i­lar over­ar­ch­ing themes such as “Emo­tional States” or “Vir­tu­ous,” each call­ing for de­sign­ers to cre­ate mean­ing in de­sign in seem­ingly frac­tured times. The re­sult: trends that emerge for 2019 take this so­cial, eco­nomic, en­vi­ron­men­tal and tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape into new mash-ups, from over-the-top max­i­mal­ist colour pal­ettes to qui­eter, na­ture-in­flu­enced de­sign. The other thing th­ese trends all have in com­mon? They’re all pretty damn beau­ti­ful.

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