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!
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.