Interior Trends 2010- “The New Scents from…” Cologne

As a new year has recently fell beneath our feet, and we are looking for directions to travel when it comes to design, most look no further than “Interior Trends,” a book developed from the newest ideas, innovations, and forecasts provided at the IMM Cologne fair.   The fair which just took place last week, was surely of no dissapointment with a “slew” of new and innovative materials, products, applications, and furniture designs.  One over-riding design scheme which I could not help but notice was the large use neutrals such as greys, whites, and blacks, though offset or contrasted with rich plums and purples. Here is what Interior Trends has forecasted for 2010!

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“In the year 2010 the design scene will be dominated by conflicting tendencies : the experimental on the one hand and durability and quality on the other.”Trickery”, “Comfort Zone”, “Rehab” and “Discipline” are the most important developments for the interior design sector 2010. Popular camp is suddenly taking the play with quotations of classic forms, improvisations and illusions very seriously indeed and rejoicing in creative quality as distinct from perfect workmanship . Trickery counters promises of solidity with a world of appearances, confusion and puzzles.

 

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

Trickery: False-Bottomed Design…Popular camp is suddenly taking the play with quotations of classic forms, improvisations and illusions very seriously indeed and rejoicing in creative quality as distinct from perfect workmanship .
Trickery counters promises of solidity with a world of appearances, confusion and puzzles.

 

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

Comfort Zone: Consoling and Cuddly…Family-minded, harmony-seeking circles, on the other hand, are reflecting on the more robust quality of traditional shapes and patterns from all over the world, on the virtues of the self-made and things that appear to be selfmade.

 

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

Rehab: Purism as Self-Therapy…The innovation-minded are seeking the pure quality of the naked, decoration-free form with a single-mindedness so unyielding it almost hurts. The design world is in withdrawal, pulling back, becoming light and airy, dissolving.

 

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image from www.imm-cologne.com

Discipline: A Return to Reason…Discipline preferes the original Bauhaus aesthetics and demands absolute perfection.
It is the new seriousness with which design is being scrutinised for values like sustainability and durability.

 

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image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

image from www.imm-cologne.com

 

 

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image from www.imm-cologne.com

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