Interior Design Trends spotted at 100% Design 2018

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100% Design is the cornerstone event of The London Design Festival. Held at the Olympia exhibition centre between 19th and 22nd September 2018, this trade event is a vast showcase for more than 400 architects, product designers and interiors specialists.

Dividing the exhibition centre into areas for the workplace, interiors, emerging brands and for those working in the construction and architectural industries, the fair hosts product launches for decorative lighting, furniture and fittings as well as providing a platform for newcomers.

Trend-Monitor went along to find out how the key trends in interiors are looking as we head towards 2019

Interior Design Trend #1. Plywood

The material of the moment at this year’s 100% Design was definitely Plywood.  It featured everywhere from kitchens to bathrooms, from furniture to screens, as the main feature or as detailing.

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X-Ply Desk www.x-ply.com

 

 

Stacked Coffee Table by Studio Hemal Patel www.studiohemalpatel.com

 

Odd Dot www.odddot.co.uk

 

Interior Design Trend #2. Laser Cut Detailing

Another key trend which crosses the different areas of the home, laser cut detailing was seen at 100% Design this year in both interior and exterior applications.

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‘Airflake’ deadens noise whilst letting in the light www.abstracta.com

 

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Handcrafted lighting by Neb Abbot www.designbynebabbot.com

 

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Laser cut panels by Stark + Greensmith www.stgr.uk

 

Interior Design Trend #3. Curvy Concrete

Concrete is revealing another side to its nature; the softer, curvaceous and sometimes colourful side.  As the trend for concrete in interiors develops, the use of natural fibre concrete is moving this increasing popular material into thinner, more elegant shapes.  And the addition of colour extends its appeal to a wider interior audience.

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Natural fibre concrete ‘Seater’ by Tina Rugelj at Concrete Garden www.concretegarden.eu

 

Waxed concrete based decorative surface by Design-Concrete www.design-concrete.co.uk

Interior Design Trend #4. Bamboo

As a beautiful, tactile and sustainable alternative to wood, bamboo is growing in popularity and at 100% Design the focus was on it’s suitability as a kitchen application.

 

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Moso bamboo surfaces www.mosobamboosurfaces.co.uk

 

Real Green is the UK’s first fully sustainable and accredited kitchen furniture range and it’s manufactured entirely from solid bamboo.  Real Green also carries globally recognised certifications for its use of sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.

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Real Green’s bamboo kitchen www.classic-kitchens-direct.com

 

Interior Design Trend #5. Natural Embossing

Here we see two key interior design trends combined, the use of natural elements such as leaves and flowers to create detailing in the form of embossing.

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Botanical Glass Casting by McGuire Glass www.mcguireglass.ie

 

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Lichen Carpet Collection by the Mohawk Group www.mohawkgroup.com

 

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‘Frozen Leaves’ metal finish by Metall-FX www.metall-fx.com

 

And finally …

We couldn’t leave 100% Design without mentioning Pluck and Hug by guineapig.  These soft, tactile oversized bulbs are ‘huggable’ and the harder you hug the more they light up and glow.

And lets face it, who couldn’t do with a hug every now and again.

 

Pluck & Hug by guineapig www.guineapig.global

 

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Pluck & Hug by guineapig

 

 

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