In various lectures on color & light, form, function, pattern and material, participants can take a glance at the future of interior design. Moreover, an exhibition on the fair’s Boulevard introduces the four megatrends:
· Extra Much: Ardor and extremes are popular here. Searching for limits with regard to materials, shapes and construction is a dominant feature.
· Near and Far: Nature with its complex and interrelated macro- and microstructure acts as ideal example. Seemingly opposite features are combined.
· Tepee Culture: The nomad roots of mankind and being close to nature are central features. Direct, unmediated experiences, of which cracks and scratches give evidence, are highly valued.
· Re-Run Time: Matters of course are more important than originality. Well-known objects are re-valued. Traditional shapes are refined by reducing them to their essence so that the basic idea shines through again.
18. November 2008
Categories: Events, Trends
Tags: Arik Lévy, Eero Koivisto, exhibition, Extra Much, Giulio Rodolfo, informed by cologne, Interior Trends 2009, lectures, Marcus Fairs, Near and Far, Re-Run Time, Stephen Burks, Tepee Culture, Trendbook