For the last few months, we have been keenly working away behind the scenes on what, for us, is the biggest event of the year: Decorex International 2014. After our success last year (winning Best Stand was a real coup!), we know we’ve got a lot to live up to. And so this year we will be creating a number of different stage sets on our stand, reflecting current and future fashions in tableware, decorative accessories and lighting.
Here, managing director Jamie Horton has identified four key trends that have crossed over from the fashion world to make their presence very firmly felt in interiors this Autumn-Winter season…
Foliage has been huge in fashion over last 12 months, and continues to evolve. The following pieces are key to this look:
The new Bahia porcelain from Pinto Paris, the inspiration for which came from Amerindian ceremonial feathered head pieces.
The Banana Leaves glassware from Artel.
The stunning Snake Napkin Ring in gold with blue crystals from L’Objet.
The second trend, colour blocking, has been seen widely across fashion, with designers such as Jeremy Scott using it to dramatic effect in the Moschino AW 2014 collection.
We are huge advocates of using colour throughout your accessories, lighting and tableware – these are the perfect areas in which to inject a little fun and personality.
Our key colours for AW14 are orange and blue, and we will be using these across our stand at Decorex International 2014.
Some of our favourite colour block pieces are:
Saint-Louis 18-light Arlequin chandelier in Blue, Flannel Grey and Amber.
Stunning cobalt blue porcelain dinnerware from Legle.
The Saint-Louis Tommy collection in Dark Blue. These Tommy Glasses were named as such after WW1 as a thank you and in honour of those that lost their lives by the Saint-Louis factory for the liberation of their region in The Alsace.
Geometrics have been around for a while now, having started surfacing in mid 2013. This trend has continued at a pace and we are now seeing tableware and decorative accessories suppliers introducing collections reflecting this.
Each piece in the Ca D’Oro collection by Sieger plays differently with geometrics.
The stunning collection from up-and-coming designer Richard Brendon, for Patternity, has proved very popular.
The Matrice by Saint-Louis combines warmth with geometric design to create a truly unique piece.
Our final trend for AW14 is Neo-futurism. With factories making vast technological advances in production techniques, we have seen a number of exciting ‘futuristic’ designs about to be launched across the tableware , decorative accessories and lighting industries.
A great example of using texture to add interest to a design: the Baccarat Eye Vase.
For cutlery, the clean sleek modern lines of the Zermatt by Puiforcat are perfect for creating a space-age feel.
The harsh angular chrome frame of the Vibration by Saint-Louis is beautifully offset by the incredible cut detail on the crystal.
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