Each year in January, a team from our design studios visit the key textile trade shows in Europe. Mokum Design Director, Stephanie Moffitt reports back on key trends observed at Heimtextil, Deco Off and Maison Objet.
Birds Of Fancy
Tropical themes and animal skin prints, appear to have become a perennial trends in textiles. Alongside these core trends, Birds were a key reference in both printed textiles and wallcoverings at Deco Off and Maison Objet with these exotic creatures populating tropical and botanical prints.
Bold and vibrant, birds (along with tropical and animal skins) are key in maximilist interior themes as reported in our 2018 Interior Insights & Market Trends review.
A contemporary and bold take on tribal and folk patterns was presented via modern weaving, embroidery and printing techniques and paired with heavily construction plain weaves for a modern scheme.
Image from Caravane - an interiors store in Paris
The intricacy and delicacy of chinoiserie continue to fascinate the editors, with both textiles and wallpaper coverings drawing inspiration for traditional eastern patterns. No one does this trend like De Gournay - their Left Bank Paris showroom is a must-see for lovers of chinoiserie.
Heavy upholstery constructions featured at Heimtextil and Deco Off, many referencing the classic Chanel tweed or plush seventies dimension.
Paris is definitely a city in love with velvet and Deco Off was no exception. Plush velvet in an array of glamourous and decadent shades covered the both the fair and the city!
Brightly saturated yellow, metallic based golds and rich mustards made for bold accents colours within the Deco Off showrooms. Often mixed with pinks, terracotta’s and masala’s for an earthy combo.
Domestic Bakery - Antwerpen
Softly pigmented greens sat within pastel schemes or bold emeralds and tropical shades moved through to deep teals.
A beautiful palette starting with soft peaches shades moving to pigmented orange and terracotta’s.
Aesop - Sao Paulo. Image via Dezeen
Bold contemporary Yves Klein blues add contrast to the soft pastels along-side deep sapphire and petrol blues.
Pink, pink and more pink!
And last but by no means least, pink in every shade in-between! From the barely-there millennial pink to striking fuchsias and berry tones.
Published Feb. 14, 2018
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Read more on interior trends for the year ahead in our 2018 Interior Insights & Market Trends report.