CURRENT INSPIRATION

Last year, Google's exhibition 'Software' and debut at the Salone del Mobile was all about how to humanize technology and surround Google's consumer goods with a more tactile experience.  This year, in a multi room installation …

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TREND POSTS

REGENERATION – Our Trend Book No.1 is published!

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After nine month of thoroughly researching, we are happy to announce we are back to offering trend reports and that REGENERATION - Our Trend Book No.1 is published.     In this digital report we talk sustainability' from a point of view of re …

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Revealed! This is going to be our Trend Book No.1!

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We are very happy to announce the theme of our Trend Book No.1   REGENERATION   "The renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system after injury or as a normal process’ describes a wider concept of how to take care of myself and the …

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7 reasons a Trend Book can help your business grow

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During the years, I have explained many times to my audiences and clients 7 reasons a Trend Book can help their business grow. But I actually have never written about it on Eclectic Trends. We shared last week our new direction of how we are going to publish trend re …

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The Big News: We are back to publishing Trend Books!

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After much planning and researching, I am very happy to announce, we are back to publishing Trend Books and hopefully, give you the opportunity too, to access to what we believe is worth to share and know. And this time, we do it the BIG way. But let me explain st …

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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Emma Sicher’s sustainable packaging from fruit scraps

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Today we want to present the sustainable alternative to plastic packaging based on vegetable and fruit scraps developed by Emma Sicher in her thesis project “From Peel to peel”. Inspired by Italian designer Bruno Munari who said, "nature is the first producer o …

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The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of …

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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

Can aesthetics be leveraged as treatment by Google

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Last year, Google's exhibition 'Software' and debut at the Salone del Mobile was all about how to humanize technology and surround Google's consumer goods with a more tactile experience.  This year, in a multi room installation at Spazio Maiocchi, A Sp …

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5 Top Installations Milan Design Week 2019

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This is post is already a classic here on Eclectic Trends because you do not travel to the Milan Design Week to see the latest in furniture and design trends but get all excited about the 5 Top Installations the city has to offer, often placed in courtyards and palazzos …

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The multifunctional Ideas lab by Shangai-based X+Living

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Today, we want to introduce to the multifunctional Powerlong Ideas lab designed by Shangai-based X+Living office. This project, that includes a commercial space, as well as research areas and offices for the Powerlong group, wants to encapsulate the 21st Industrial …

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The bold custom terrazzo floor by Do Architects

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This is why we’d like to share the bold custom terrazzo floor designed  by Do Architects for this apartment in Lithuania: 1// In a nutshell: Thanks to a bold custom floor design, Lithuania-based DO Architects managed to transform an average urban apartment in …

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REGENERATION| The green Trend Report

COLOR INSPIRATION

Color Inspiration No.25 – Teal, Deep Coral, Dijon, Sage, Melon

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We are back with a new Color Inspiration. With Living Coral being the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, we will see that exact hue, but also many variations of the same from now on. Living Coral was picked among other reasons, because the Color Institute wants to generat …

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Color Inspiration No.24: Terre Verte, Rose, Salmon, Coffee, Latte

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To create this Color Inspiration No.24 and former ones, I take a particular shade and study its origin, anecdote and sometimes mysteries. Reading the story about Terre Verte and the main character of today's color collage below makes me even want to dive deeper into col …

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Color Inspiration No.22: Cocoa, Toffee, Bubble Gum, Celadon, Corn

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It was only natural to get together Color Inspiration No.22 seeing all the brown and ochre shades popping up. Pink in any hue has become an omnipresent shade, and whether we intended to include it or not, had somehow to find its place too. We published earlier a brown/ …

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SCENE STEALERS

Raising the curtain for must-know talents

Bacteria patterns for the new lamps by Jan Klingler

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Bacteria are the creators of the abstract pattern of these led lamps designed by Jan Klingler. The designer was fascinated by the possible relation between industrial design and chemistry, whose combination has created some exciting projects recently. Through the he …

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Our Top 4: IMM Cologne Pure Talents Contest 2019

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The 2019 Pure Talents Contest at imm Cologne is one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers and often the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants. The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exc …

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Research and innovation is crucial for sustainability in our society. It is also crucial for companies’ competitiveness. We are a company with strong ethical values: we believe in our future as a sustainable company in a sustainable society. This is why we are strongly investing and will continue to invest in research and innovation.

- Gianpiero Tessitore - Founder of Vegea

ARTS & CRAFTS

ECOURSES

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¿Te encanta la técnica del moodboard pero no sabes muy bien cómo aplicar las técnicas adecuadas para comunicar con un mensaje visual poderoso? Si intuyes que podría ser algo más que un bonito collage, entonces este curso es para ti. Hemos producido 20 clips pensando en todo creativo que quiera aprender con un programa de 3 pasos cómo diferenciarse en la jungla laboral con un mensaje eficiente y una tabla bien estructurada. VER CURSO→

A Mood Board Masterclass for Architects and Interior Designers

Posted By Gudy Herder, November 14, 2018

I do not offer specialised classes on moodboarding for certain professions on Eclectic Trends, because I love to see creative professionals joining in from all kind of disciplines, different projects nurture the group too and open new dialogues.The m …

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1// everything spins around flexibility and versatility (we will publish later this year a trend report, it’s already under production and it is a topic to stay)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2// going green is not an option but a sure and steady path to take which needs more funding (report published:)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You’ll find a good mix of dreamy landscapes, mystery and alchemy, the 9 must-know features in a modern working place today, how bioplastic can be used in architecture, and why a manifesto if its well written, gets into out top 5.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • It’s that moment of the year when a post requires more than 10 hours of work. 💪
The classic and popular “5 Top Installations of Milan Design Week” is under production now and we will publish tomorrow at 🕒pm.
Not only we share with you images and all available information of the selected events, but also explain why that specific installation made it in our Top 5. 🎖
As usual, it is a personal take but this is anyhow what Eclectic Trends is all about- a personal curated blog by the Eclectic Trends team.✨
.  #milandesignweek19 #mdw19 #fuorisalone #studiopepe #lesarcanistes #offsalone Image from @studiopepe_official Image taken at @studiopepe_official
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From entire exhibitions dedicated to a more conscious and sustainable approach towards waste at @rossanaorlandi, to smaller but very well researched graduate projects at @materialfutures and displaying claims at the entrance of a stand at the fairground - heads up for @lagodesign, this was a major theme this year.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am very happy with conversations and observations made during the Off-Salone, all matching with our latest Trend Book REGENERATION.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It is awesome to see how accurate our forecast is, many projects showcased in Milan are either on the blog or in the trend report; I love to get that kind of recognition of our work on such an international playground. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Day3: ‘Tides’ takes inspiration from the layers of time and plays with Moon, Earth and Sun giving us low and high tides. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@wangsoderstrom known for their digital explorations, take their art to the next level in this spatial experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Teaming up with @_kwangho_lee who is responsible for the Eclipses Stools, they pay tribute at Ventura Centrale to the rhythm of nature.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#mdw19 #fuorisalone #venturacentrale #wangsoderstrom #tides #milandesignweek
  • Day 2: I discovered @tarkettofficial during the Stockholm Design Week on the net. We wrote a post on Eclectic Trends wondering if their stand had been the most creative. .  Well, seeing ‘Pilar of Changes’ today, you might get an idea of how good their concepts are! What you see here are 24 pillars covered in vinyl which is a true design material aiming to shift perceptions of what this material is capable of. Arches, forms, columns, all covered in the same material! Yes, to catalysts for new ideas! 
PD: And getting away from flooring ideas only. .  #mdw19 #breradesigndistrict #tarkett #vinyl #circolofilologicomilanese #iQsurface #flooringtrends #sustainabledesign @breradesigndistrict
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I believe this is year no.11 I am attending the Milan Design Week. 🤟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In this occasion, I haven’t taken any client work on and decided to have no further purpose than enjoying what the city has to offer these days. The first afternoon was rather conceptual and it was amazing! Started with Studio Pepe and I finally made it to the Nilufar Depot. Please see more in Stories. There are some personal conclusions of what I have seen at the end, I will try to do that every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On a different note, I know, I haven’t scheduled any ‘Mood board for Business’ classes so far this year but I am working on a little something which I hope you will find helpful for your projects. Coming later this summer 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is a short note for all of you who have showed interest in our new green trend report REGENERATION.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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