5 Design Trends for 2016

 

From luminous transparency to cutting-edge appliances, here are some looks, furniture finds and accessories we see as an emerging trend for 2016:

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Rich Jewel Tones

Whether it is Cobalt blue, Ruby red or British Racing green, these rich jewel tones have been popping up quite a bit on the radar lately. We are finding these deep, moody hues in paint colours and various textiles.

“Joy” shelves by Zanotta: A modular unit of 5 or 7 shelves with articulated joints, originally designed in 1989 by Castiglioni.

“Joy” shelves by Zanotta: A modular unit of 5 or 7 shelves with articulated joints, originally designed in 1989 by Castiglioni.

Lacquered Raffia 5822 cobalt wall covering.

Lacquered Raffia 5822 cobalt wall covering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirt Pattern Material is 100% cotton pre-stained with wine, grass, bike oil and blood to camouflage any additional stains the wearer is liable to make.

Dirt Pattern Material is 100% cotton pre-stained with wine, grass, bike oil and blood to camouflage any additional stains the wearer is liable to make.

Cloud One Seater by Luca Nichettoshown in Volcano Red upholstery by Kravet

Cloud One Seater by Luca Nichettoshown in Volcano Red upholstery by Kravet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matte Black Finishes

This flat, light absorbing finish is being found on everything from lighting to faucets. Matte black is the new ‘it’ finish.

 

ason Wu for Brizo matte black kitchen faucet.

Jason Wu for Brizo matte black kitchen faucet.

Wolfgang coffee table in graphite from Mr. Brown London.

Wolfgang coffee table in graphite from Mr. Brown London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swell Wide LED pendant by Pablo Designs available at Design Within Reach.

Swell Wide LED pendant by Pablo Designs available at Design Within Reach.

Ian lounge chair in polyester and powder-coated metal, available through EQ3.

Ian lounge chair in polyester and powder-coated metal, available through EQ3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transparency

The light and airy look of glass and translucent pieces takes a playful, yet elegant turn with the various colours being introduced. The layering of colour is very interesting.

 

“Juicer” by Elinor Portnoy are hand-blown, carved, then ground.

“Juicer” by Elinor Portnoy are hand-blown, carved, then ground.

The Labirinto side table from Natuzzi Italy is available in two colour ways.

The Labirinto side table from Natuzzi Italy is available in two colour ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Serpentine Pavilion in London, designed by Spanish Design Firm SelgasCano wove the tent-like structure from stripes of the fluorine-based polymer ETFE.

The Serpentine Pavilion in London, designed by Spanish Design Firm SelgasCano wove the tent-like structure from stripes of the fluorine-based polymer ETFE.

Overlap vases by Lissoni in thermoplastic for Kartell exploit the translucency of colours, creating different hues where they overlap.

Overlap vases by Lissoni in thermoplastic for Kartell exploit the translucency of colours, creating different hues where they overlap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next-Gen Appliances

Space saving, time saving and money saving – these appliances do it all!

French doors require less clearance than a conventional top-down oven. Viking 30” Double Electric French-door oven.

French doors require less clearance than a conventional top-down oven. Viking 30” Double Electric French-door oven.

The Styler by LG is a clever device that steams and dewrinkles clothes, delaying visits to the dry cleaner if they just need a quick refresh. It doesn’t need a water hook-up either, so you can install it in the bedroom or a walk-in-closet.

The Styler by LG is a clever device that steams and dewrinkles clothes, delaying visits to the dry cleaner if they just need a quick refresh. It doesn’t need a water hook-up either, so you can install it in the bedroom or a walk-in-closet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Wash by LG has a second wash drawer for smaller loads, which means you can run two loads at once.

Twin Wash by LG has a second wash drawer for smaller loads, which means you can run two loads at once.

 

 

Parquetry

Intricate parquet patterns are now making their way onto furniture and accessories. From cabinets to fabrics, it seems to be popping up everywhere.

Trompe l'oeil fabric by Heirloom & Knot through Spoonflower, brings parquet to upholstery and drapes.

Trompe l’oeil fabric by Heirloom & Knot through Spoonflower, brings parquet to upholstery and drapes.

Inlaid boxes at Jayson Home.

Inlaid boxes at Jayson Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Estilo cabinet has a very clean appearance and the chevron pattern doors add visual interest.

The Estilo cabinet has a very clean appearance and the chevron pattern doors add visual interest.

This reclaimed wood top cocktail table brings an old world charm look to any space, and is available in 3 finishes through Restoration Hardware.

This reclaimed wood top cocktail table brings an old world charm look to any space, and is available in 3 finishes through Restoration Hardware.

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