With High Point Market
just around the corner...
|Natural Curiosities "Daedalus"|
I'm getting a taste of some of the great surprises that await!
Several trends are bubbling up that will guide the direction
of design for the coming year.
Some are familiar and lasting.
OTHERS ARE SO NEW THEY'RE NOT EVEN ON OUR RADAR YET!
Can you think of a more striking image than the Daedalus artwork above?
It's made up of 3000 hand painted feathers arranged in concentric circles.
"What makes is so "New"
is the redesign of a simple organic form like a feather."
By itself, a feather is just a feather,
but in aggregate a single feather becomes an integral
part of a powerful, dynamic whole.
We are going to see a lot more of this
"REinvention of nature" trend-
taking beautiful forms from nature and
recreating them in totally fresh ways.
|Hancock and Moore Deco chair|
There's something else going on that almost "defies" the nature trend.
Rather than emphasis on organic, it showcases the triumph of modern technology.
I'm talking about production capabilities that allow designers to dream the impossible.
No longer are furniture designs dictated by manufacturing constraints.
If the concept is there, it can be reproduced.
This beautiful yellow leather chair is a case in point.
Full of curves, it's high style!
Yes, it's still a "wing" chair, but not like the past.
Technology makes it possible to create this sinuous shape.
"The Sillouette" trend
is gaining ground in furniture design
as more attention is given to
the "form" as well as the "function"
|Regina-Andrew Sea Fan Chandelier|
If you've kept up with my blog,
you KNOW how much I love lighting!
I just couldn't resist including this gorgeous piece
in my Fall lineup.
"Lighting as sculpture" trend
is here to stay. It's been around for a while
"It just keeps getting better!"
Just when I think they've exhausted the creative think tank,
another beauty like this Sea Fan chandelier makes it's debut.
Imagine seeing THIS as you walk through the front door!
Show stopper, for sure.
So much excitement is building around Fall Market
and I'm here to pass along the hottest trends that will be there.
There's more to come so check back.
"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"