How are we to celebrate the most valuable moments of our lives? What new themes, colours, and designers will be stamping their mark on the new festive season? It is with questions such as these in mind, that the designers from Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano have developed the Christmasworld Trends.
Four trend-setting styles will form the core of the up-coming festive season – vivid heritage, eclectic gathering, balanced sobriety, splendid history. These style worlds will each be staged in an elaborate scenario at Christmasworld 2018. You can get a foretaste of the up-coming colours, designs and materials here.
A free and, at the same time, sensitive handling of tradition, a sense of belonging and history is what currently characterises the world of design. For the 2018/19 Christmasworld Trends, we have brought together the main features with the help of examples provided by international designers and some more detailed descriptions of the materials used.
vivid heritage – this style interprets traditional handicraft skills from diverse cultures in a modern way that is full of vitality, with strong colours such as mustard, petrol and red. Particularly in evidence are patterns drawn from folklore and ethnic motifs, often in appliqué or embroidery.
eclectic gathering – this extravagant trend combines apparent contrasts such as crystal, foil, mother of pearl and mirror-glass with playful details, exaggerated shapes and patterns, and creates surprise collage effects in pink, lemon, mandarin, azure, rosé, black and gold.
balanced sobriety – a purism of design, inspired mainly by the light-coloured woods, matt brass and shiny black surfaces of a Japanese aesthetic, finds expression in restrained natural tones. The colours range from pure white to rose gold, a shiny by cool grey, a deep bordeaux red and black.
splendid history – the luxurious and elegant are always staged here in unconventional and modern ways. Lace, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls and marble are combined with dark, saturated colours, together with accents in aventurine, aquamarine and gold.