Un­sual Ma­te­rial Com­bi­na­tions

India Today - - COVER STORY TRENDS -

Trends are the out­come of as­pi­ra­tions and needs that arise from changes in our en­vi­ron­ment. With this in mind, we’ve worked with the de­sign stu­dio bora. herke.palmisano and di­vided it un­der four the­matic trends. All ex­press an in­creas­ing quest for well-be­ing.

Mod­est Re­gen­er­a­tions

This fo­cuses on a clear, con­tem­po­rary liv­ing space con­cept with ru­ral in­flu­ences com­bined with crafts­man­ship. Durable, in­de­struc­tible ma­te­ri­als such as wood, stone, con­crete, ceram­ics, bam­boo, alu­minium and bronze in­crease in beauty as they get older and are pre­sented in nat­u­ral colours, glazed or enam­elled.

Op­u­lent Nar­ra­tions

Peo­ple travel a lot and take their cue from other cul­tures. The fo­cus has shifted to the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent. So, pre­cious ma­te­ri­als and sump­tu­ous de­tail­ing are in de­mand.

Colour­ful In­ten­tions

This trend stands for bright colours, pow­er­ful pat­terns, dy­namism and vi­tal­ity. The mix­ture of ma­te­ri­als, re­cy­cling and up­cy­cling is seen. Re­cy­cled plas­tic, metal, wood and tex­tiles are pre­sented in che­quered pat­terns, stripes and dec­o­ra­tive borders.

Tech­no­log­i­cal Emo­tions

Ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with new tech­nolo­gies has cre­ated an im­pres­sion not of cool prag­ma­tism, but of a de­sign that ap­peals to emo­tions. It in­cludes un­com­mon com­bi­na­tions of ma­te­ri­als and prod­ucts, for ex­am­ple, pa­per and linen. Other el­e­ments that speak to the senses are su­perthin films, soft tex­tile struc­tures and in­no­va­tive vis­ual ac­cents.

NI­CO­LETTE NAU­MANN Vice Pres­i­dent, Am­bi­ente, Frank­furt www.messe­frank­furt.com

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