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Have fun with colour. Watch the different colour combinations come to life as you create interesting colour schemes . . . just don’t end up with the paint on you as these guys did when they expressed their creativity with colour to WHAT NEW YORK USE TO BE by The Kills.
Last night Alex Perry said: “I wanted to pay homage to my Greek heritage striving to create something timeless and striking. Each Design tells a different story, revealing a distinct aspect of Greece and myself.” Yosi Tal, Managing Director of Designer Rugsintroduced Ales and said he has “a certain Jois de vivre and approach to life that is incredibly positive and this reflects in his design ethos. We are very excited to collaborate with another of Australia’s leading designers. His rugs are true to his Greek ancestry and bring a fresh wave of colour to the Designer Rugs collections.”
Over two hundred and fifty trend hunters descended on the International School of Colour and Design to listen to three fascinating presentations at their annual trend event – Future Flight. Below are some social snaps from the event.
A strong black and white geometric theme is appearing, we think as a contrast and reaction to the delicate, illustrative patterns that have heralded the decorative style that replaced minimalism a number of years ago. However it is a combination of vivid hues and neutrals that give the Geometrix style its contemporary look. Strong, bold lines and shapes are appearing on packaging, fabrics, furniture and building facades. A happy trend that will gain momentum in the younger markets.
Each year iscd hosts an industry trend event to release their observations on what colours and design styles will mould and shape our homes in the future. If this years predictions are anything to go by, we can expect an African influence to our homewares, sculptural futuristic forms in lighting, strong bold geometric styles to our buildings and the resurgence of water and sky colours and shapes.
iscd do not have a crystal ball! As trend observers we see our role as one of provoking you as designers to think about what we have found and what we see around us and for you to then use these ideas in your work as you see fit। Individuality and creativity are essential to new design, so the last thing we want is for designers to be slaves to fashion – just inspired by it!
Greenscape is more than a range of green hues। It is a natural palette। Greenscape includes concepts around growth or new sprouts, new ideas and social issues. Areas such as sustainability, recycling and environmental care in design have now been fully integrated into our way of life and are here to stay. So the future will be more about maintaining this awareness and enhancing the ways we protect the world and our resources. In terms of colour design, Greenscape is about a green mood, a feeling for freshness, vitality and growth and evoking natural textures in a variety of ways. It does not mean using bright grassy greens, but working with subtle colours from this palette as shown in this fabric range released at Premiere Vision that incorporates a soft grey green and mustard citrus. It is unusual to find green as a dominant colour in exterior design, but on this fascinating building, a range of yellow greens are embedded within metallic sculptural forms giving an exciting appearance.
Another natural palette, Earthenware offers a strong textured range of colours evoking warmth and safety in a rich palette across all areas of design। Burgundy, terracotta, aubergine, chocolate and mauve are appearing in decorating fabrics, fashion and product design. From a sociological point of view the earth colours give a grounded, nurturing mood. Design elements included in this trend are a wide range of textures, use of natural materials and an emphasis on recycled products. An African style is evident in new textiles, fashion and home wares and Retro design is alive and well, particularly in graphics and furniture.
The three reactive palettes will be released shortly। For more information on these trends please contact iscd through firstname.lastname@example.org
Friend of iscd, Sibella Court will be signing copies of her new book ETCETERA ETC on Thursday 29 October 2009 from 3.00pm til 6.00pm at the Murobond Artatmon store. See you there!