Home & Gift trends season 2018
Buro jantrendman has been creating trendconcepts for a couple of seasons for 'show-up'.
ShowUP is the place to be for buyers from home and gift stores, webshops and conceptstores. More than 200 exhibitors show almost 500 brands. From Dutch design and Scandinavian brands to fresh tableware and trendy stationery. ShowUP is a buying event for retailers in living and gifts, webshops and concept stores.
Designing and actual manufacturing products simplifies rapidly. Digital innovation, open source design and a new generation of digital natives fuel this trend with a new design language that gets inspiration from physical ánd digital design. Products can be designed to fit your personal preferations making excess production superfluent. In the color palette the industrial "non" colors represent construction. The signal blue, yellow and red represent the digital technical element.
There is a great need to review our use of resources. Many young designers instinctively feel this need and make us globally aware about this widespread waste problem by making this waste the starting point of their design process. Plastic, clothing and litter are massively re-used in a more spontaneous design language.
The color chart itself seems to be recycled. Some yellow and aging colors are mixed with bright accent inspired from street waste.
Storytelling, prints and patterns are becoming increasingly important in product and textile design. They are the image bearers of change, ecstasy and delight and the consumer is getting experienced to read and use them more . Especially the use of the similar print families for both interior, fashion and design is exciting and new.
The color chart covers a warm red color family that we place alongside rich aquamarine hues connected by soft pastels.
Merging with nature, become one organism, is the premise of "mutualism." Nature is our instrument with which we can experiment endless in terms of shape, color and decoration. Fungi grow into a carpet, plants and trees transform into tables or chairs ready to use immediately after they are harvested . The color chart is earthy and organic with tonal shades of earth, water and forest.