Design Trends spotted at 100% Design 2017

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100% Design is the showcase for leading contemporary design and is the largest and longest running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK

First staged in 1995, the show is now in its 23rd year and is widely considered to be the cornerstone event of the London Design Festival, as well as one of the most significant events on the global trade calendar

The show,  held between 20-23 September at Olympia London, featured over 400 exhibitors, from internationally recognised brands through to younger design studios and new design talent emerging on the market.

Trend-Monitor was there too, checking out the strongest design trends …

Design Trend #1. Indoor and Outdoor Brights

In a refreshing move away from whites and neutrals, 100% design was crammed with vibrant colour, pattern and texture.  Interiors, outdoor living, bathroom and kitchens were all showing their colourful sides at the show

Wilful Ink 'Gallinule' wallpaper

Wilful Ink ‘Gallinule’ wallpaper

www.wilfulink.com

The 2018 Sunbrella outdoor upholstery collection

The 2018 Sunbrella outdoor upholstery collection

More information at www.kayospruce.com

Although Smeg launched their sleek new premium range of kitchen appliances at this year’s show, it is still their iconic retro range in eye-catching colours that draws the most attention.

Smeg

The Multicoloured Smeg range

www.smeguk.com

 

Design Trend #2. Modular Goes Home

Modular furniture has been fundamental to offices and work-spaces for many years, but we are now seeing the trend for modular applications growing in popularity in the home environment.  Driven by today’s transient lifestyles and the growth of the high-end rental market, there is a demand for functional, stylish furniture pieces that are also flexible in terms of assembly and arranging.

Leaf Seat from Design by Nico

Leaf Seat from Design by Nico

www.designbynico.co.uk

The Modulo cabinets by Ercol are available individually, or can be stacked up to three high, in any combination of the customer’s choosing. 

Modulo by Dylan Freeth for Ercol

Modulo by Dylan Freeth for Ercol

www.ercol.de

 

Design Trend #3. Metallic finishes go commercial

Stainless steel and chrome has continued to dominate the commercial environment long after metals have warmed up in the more design-led interiors and homes.  Simple Human has changed this and launched their commercial bins in a range of warmer finishes such as rose-gold.

Simple Human commercial bin in rose gold

Simple Human commercial bin in rose gold

www.simplehuman.com

 

Design Trend #4. Tubular Steel

The use of folding tubular steel for furniture started in the 1920s and 1930s with the Bauhaus movement and their innovative use of steel tubing.  At 100% Design this trend was clearly enjoying a revival with the simple clean lines of tubular steel featuring in furniture and storage.

Vzor RM56 in wood

Vzor RM56 in wood

www.vzor.com

Olly bar stool by Junction Fifteen

Olly bar stool by Junction Fifteen

www.junctionfifteen.com

Anywhere Shelving by Korridor Design

Anywhere Shelving by Korridor Design

www.korridordesign.com

 

Design Trend #5. The Gin Revolution

Carried by a wave of craft distilleries and boutique bars, gin is fast becoming the nation’s most fashionable spirit, available in every conceivable flavour from citrus to seaweed to tea.  It’s not surprising therefore that the gin revolution is now hitting the homes and interiors.

(Ok, we admit it’s probably more of a fad than a true trend, but we spotted this fabulous gin trolley and wanted an excuse to feature it)

The Gin Trolley by Quench Home Bars

The Gin Trolley by Quench Home Bars

www. quenchhomebars.com