Decor Trends 12/13
Continuity in changing times
pure ESSENCE, tomorrow’s Souvenir and industrial HERITAGE are the themes that will continue to shape home furnishings in the new season, complete with the developments and changes that have evolved in the past year. New colour worlds, a new style and form idiom have emerged, lending these trends a new signature look.
In 2012/13, all three themes – each reflecting an enduring interest in old traditions, values and craftsmanship – will merge and converge to an increasing extent. No holds are barred in the new season and thus old furniture can be combined with the new, opening up enormous scope for individuality and creative independence.
presents itself in a muted and more delicate look and with a singular new colour palette.
clearly establishes the arrival of a new interpretation of the 50s and 60s.
comes in an accomplished mix of craftsmanship, tradition and modern design.
The trend book for 2012/13 includes 25 new decors presented according to
Schattdecor‘s unique trend concept.
pure ESSENCE offers simplicity, functionality and concentration on essentials, plus a concern with sustainability, quality and fine materials. The result is a pure, modern aesthetic.
A mix of filigree elements and heavy forms is becoming more apparent, rather than the angular and geometric forms that have mainly characterised the style so far. Clear lines and fine surfaces create a light and aesthetic effect in this timeless look.
Various accessories that make a hand-crafted impression enliven the style and reflect a desire for authenticity and quality.
A sheer diversity of materials is much in evidence. Use is made of surfaces that make a natural or lively impression, with straightgrain pine, ash, elm and subtly rustic interpretations of oak predominating. The look of natural stone remains an important attribute of the style.
The colour concept in pure ESSENCE is as reticent as the muted materials, offering fine, subtle hues in taupe, mud and greyish-brown. White and light grey underscore the subtly sensual style, with greyish powdered pastels setting accentuation in the harmonious colour palette.
tomorrow’s Souvenir shows that the influence of the 50s and 60s is becoming more prevalent in new contemporary design and has finally arrived in newly expressed form in home furnishings.
The result is a style marked by developments in the modern interpretations that have determined the trend so far, as particularly apparent in individual furniture. At the same time a new mix of the old and the newly-interpreted is superseding more conventional arrangements harking back to the 50s and 60s.
Small side tables in unusual combinations of materials, ingeniously-designed desks and stylish easy chairs all bear witness to the influence of the mid-century decades. An accomplished mix of modern surface finishes, classical materials and vibrant colours is also much in evidence.
Woodgrains tend to be natural in colour, varying from pale, subtly greyed hues to glowing medium browns and shades of dark brown.
Accentuation is provided by vibrant yellows, turquoise-blue, white and nuances of grey.
Clear modern architecture sets the stage for the industrial character of the theme, in which antiques, treasured collector‘s items and worn-looking surfaces form attractive contrasts and make for a more homely atmosphere.
Old and roughly-worked items no longer characterize the style alone. Contemporary materials and items with traces of machining and visible fittings are increasingly determining the particular appeal of the trend, as exemplified by rough-hewn worktables in stark contrast to upmarket brushed steel accessories.
Lively, irregularly-textured surfaces typify industrial HERITAGE. Decors offering authentic vintage character and a slightly used look play an instrumental role, with reproductions of oak, ash and rough natural stone predominating. Patterns reminiscent of arts and crafts techniques lend a certain artisan charm.
Dark woodgrain hues, black and sombre browns are much in evidence, contrasted by dark shimming blue and the industrial, metallic hues of iron and copper. Neon red accents punctuate the technical atmosphere.