Neocon 2015 Product Trend Review
Neocon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, held once a year in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Buzzing with excitement and attracting a global audience, it includes exhibitors such as Knoll, Vitra and Herman Miller. Hundreds of new products are launched here every year, making it a great place to note design trends important in the contract furniture industry.
Overall, two product trends stuck out to me this year, the blurred line between work and life, and acoustic solutions. Here is an overview of a few of the products that fit into those categories: Continue reading
ICFF 2015: Color and Material Trends
My name is Natalie and I have known Kristen and Geraldine for many years, first as a co-worker and fellow designer, then as a friend. When they invited me to help them with their first ever trade show (Surtex) I jumped at the chance!
In between helping Pattern Pod customers and running to the Apple Store for extra power cords (J), I took advantage of visiting ICFF in the pavilion next door, to see what the latest design trends were. Continue reading
2014 Spring RTW Runway Review
This edition focuses on the 2015 Spring Runway shows that recently finished up in Paris.
We analyzed 842 designs from 184 designers in four cities, New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
Graphic trends that gained momentum in 2015 are “Topstitching”, “Plaid” and “Digital Printing”. Of course “Florals” always make an appearance in the spring shows and the “Lace” trend is going strong. Continue reading
2014 Recurring and Emerging Trends
Happy New Year 2014! We are very excited for this year to begin and we have lots of wonderful things planned for 2014. We will start the year with our third Pattern Plus collection releasing on Monday, January 6th at 3:00 pm.
We have received a lot of feedback and really appreciate your comments. We are constantly reassessing our product and how we present it to you. Please take a look at this next collection, we would love to hear your thoughts. Continue reading
Trending Padlocks from Bangles to Bags
Welcome to the May Edition of our Trend Letter!
Padlocks are the latest accessory trend. Designers such as Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Hermes have all thrown away the key!
We are not totally sure how to translate this trend. Padlocks reference chastity, safety, and security. Putting them on shoes and jewelry reference chastity and handbags reference security, but you definitely don’t want to lose those keys!
Padlocks are showing up all over the place and have become a nuisance in major cities such as Paris with the “Love Locks“.
Yours in Design,
Kristen & Geraldine Continue reading
Trending Less is More
Welcome to the June Edition of our Trend Letter!
Have you noticed that things are getting smaller and this is a good thing! We have decreased the size of our living space, our food portions and even our pets! Check out the latest trend on “Less is More”.
Yours in Design,
Kristen & Geraldine
2014 Neocon Trend Review
Welcome to the July Edition of our Trend Letter!
In keeping with our Neocon visit, we wanted to share with you the Neocon trends in office interiors. We love the direction that the spaces are going, blurring the boundaries between work and home. The personal and public spaces have so much personality.
We were on a picture taking frenzy, so there are a few photos of unknown showroom origin. If you happen to know the maker, we would love to update our Pinterest page.
Yours in Design,
Geraldine & Kristen Continue reading
2014 Neocon Color Review
This month, we flew to Chicago to take in all the eye candy at Neocon, and what a trip! We spoke with quite a few people who agreed that the show seemed more lively this year… perhaps this is what we saw translate into color as well.
NEOCON COLOR – EARTH TONES: We saw plentitudes of bright and saturated primary and secondary colors, as well as a gorgeous array of earth tones. Wood and bright felt ruled the show, complemented by sophisticated shades of gray. We sense a “farm to table in the office” trend emerging, with sleek and rustic colors and materials reminiscent of wood and reclaimed steel. Continue reading
Color Palettes Inspired by Nature
Nature inspires us in all sorts of ways. We look to nature for design and color inspiration. Nature has an amazing way of combining colors that are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. In this Trend Letter we developed our color palettes from nature. Continue reading