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Trends and Design Innovations - Autumn & Winter 2016/17

Every year, manufacturers, designers and brands present their design innovations for the coming autumn / winter season at the traditional autumn fairs, such as the Maison Objet, Tendence or North Modern.
In addition to furniture, the main focus is on accessories for the living room and kitchen areas, as well as textiles and gift ideas. Stylish and practical new designs, with which you can make yourself more comfortable in the cold season.

Autumn Colour Trends 2016

In autumn, not only the leaves change their colour, but also some of the most popular classics in the living area shine in new colours - in time for changing the seasons.
Brands such as Stelton or Iittala annually present some of their design classics such as the EM77 jug or Aalto Savoy vase in limited edition seasonal colours.
This year the dominating colours are primarily powdery blue, green and grey shades, which are also reflected in the new limited edition Kubus 4 by by Lassen or Ant by Fritz Hansen.

Muted Colours and Glamorous Surfaces

The muted colours that decorate the living area in the autumn are joined by glamorous accessories and lighting, spreading the elegance and brightness. Iridescent gold, copper and brass tones such as the Dots Metal Wall Hooks by Muuto or PH 3½-2½ Floor lamp by Louis Poulsen bring autumnal gold and red shades to the hall, living room and kitchen or dining areas for glamorous moments.

Floral and Graphic Designs

As varied as the autumn itself, this year's patterns and motifs are not to be missed. Graphic or green, floral or functional: there is something for everyone in this year's autumn trends.
The accessories and textiles of the Marimekko Autumn Collection shine in floral and autumnal browns and shades of red, releasing immediately warmth and cosiness. Also keeping with the floral and vintage style, Design Letters present the AJ Vintage Flowers Collection including dishes and utensils as romantic decor.
Guaranteed easy to maintain: the Hay Cacti series, consisting of three different porcelain figures from the pen of the Spanish ceramic artist Lina Cofán.

As a tribute to Nanna Ditzel, Rosendahl celebrates the graphic design of Danish creatives this autumn with the collection of the same name. The Nanna Ditzel collection uses the Kryds & Tværs (Criss Cross) pattern that its initial success was built on in the form of wallpaper, and has reinterpreted for various kitchen utensils and textiles.

With a mixture of graphic and organic design, the Spanish carpet manufacturer nanimarquina inspires. The new Lattice rug design by Ronan & Erwan Bourouellec decorates a proportioned irregular grid pattern in different colour combinations, Not only visual stimuli, but also responsible for the structure of the carpet.

Individuality Trend: Furniture & Lighting for Combining and Customising

As announced in the previous seasons, brands and manufacturers are increasingly presenting the public withcustomisable furniture. In particular, shelving systems - such as the Muuto Compile shelving system - which can be adapted to changing needs. But it is no longer only furniture which can be adapted, enlarged and expanded at will, but also more and more lighting designs can be customised and altered with different elements.

Cables, sockets and umbrellas in different colours, shapes and materials can be combined with a distinct personality and adapted to different living areas in this trend for designer lamps. Similar to the patterns, graphic and geometric elements are increasingly used, such as in the new cutting of the Junit pendant lamp or ferm Living socket lamp , which can be combined with umbrellas in different colours, shapes and sizes. It is no longer just a question of functionality, but of individual space and light solutions that adapt to our (life)style.

Tableware & Gifts for Christmas

Unlike in the summer, where we spend most of the time outside, we are taken back into to our own four walls in the cold season, where we prefer to relax with a cup of tea or coffee.
Just in time for the Christmas season, the kitchen cabinets are filled with tableware, coffee and tea novelties, which decorate the table, and not just for the Christmas festival. Besides seasonal Christmas dishes, there are inspiring new inspire the Kitchen News from Iittala, Stelton and Eva Solo with charming details and timeless design that can decorate the kitchen and living area all year round.

Accessories & Furniture for a Cosy Home

Cocooning is the key word under which, in autumn and winter, we transform our home with cozy textiles, mood lighting and cozy upholstery furniture to the private comfort oasis.
At the same time, covered tones meet glamorous details. Accents include textiles, crockery and decorative elements with graphic and floral patterns and motifs, which are particularly beautiful when the candle light is lit.

A selection of the autumn novelties can be found in our shop gallery!

Article from the 2016-09-27, by Sabrina Pflüger

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