Trend Watch: Interiors UK 2014

Tuesday (21st January) we visited Interiors UK 2014, NEC Birmingham, one of the UK’s largest trade interiors events. Naturally, we’re always on the look out for new designs, materials and latest colours to inspire our future designs – so it’s always good to check out future trend predictions.

With this high on our agenda, it was interesting to hear Simon Bolton, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise at Birmingham Institute for Art and Design (BIAD) kick start day 3 (21st January) highlighting the importance of trend analysis in his seminar. Quick to define a trend, Simon told us “a trend is not a fashion, it’s something that changes in behaviour over time.”

Here are few highlights of things we spotted and loved…

Taking a look at BIAD stand (2/A28), we spotted two trends taken from the Global Colour Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collection – Axis and Frame.

Bold and intriguing, the linear and grid like patterns that make up Frame are designed to reflect the restrictions we live with.

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In stark contrast, the pale palette of Axis is influenced by a barren shoreline of the future where strange invertebrates have replaced traditional fish stocks.

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Visiting Hall 5 ‘Living Lifestyle’, we spotted our Karndean LooseLay ‘Country Oak’ LLP92 on the La-Z-Boy stand (5/C32). The authentic rustic appearance of our Country Oak really complemented the striking tones of La-Z-Boy’s orange recliner sofas.

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There were so many beautiful and interesting things to see at the show this year. Of course, being the last Interiors UK at NEC Birminhham, we’re interested to see how the show develops to become part of The Furniture Show at May Design Series in 2015. Watch this space!

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