You see
trends
everywhere.
But do you
understand
them?
And how
will yoU
put them
to use?

We live in a moment of overwhelming stimuli and acceleration. Everyone is talking about future trends. But understanding the why behind is what makes the difference between trend spotting and true innovation.

Quality trend information connects on such a deep level that you’ll begin to truly understand your consumer – their values and how you can help them improve their life.  

At Eclectic Trends, our purpose is to observe trends and make them meaningful and actionable for our clients. We help you understand trendsmake them your own, and transform them into innovative ideas for your company and your customers.

IT'S TRENDING / Pantone Color of the Year 2023

In this eBook you will learn who decides which color makes it into the new Color of the Year, how the process works, its duration, and the biggest misconception Pantone still faces all these years.

We share color codes, the story of the AI-generated visuals this year, and why a beetle is the superstar of this year’s inspiration.

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Trend

LECTURES

Eclectic Trends founder Gudy Herder has created several trend conferences on the next trends in the interior design and lifestyle scenes.

Her presentations touch on socio-cultural references, underlying consumer behavior, and patterns leading the way.

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REPORTS

Trend reports have become a vital part of every brand’s toolbox. 

Our reports outline the shifting values and evolving behavior of today’s consumer, and bring to light the design and communication approaches you need to put on your radar. 

Each report covers a wide array of projects, food for thought, numbers, keywords, color palettes, and worksheets. 

You’ll have everything you need to boost your confidence and start innovating. 

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WORKSHOPS

Why is a trend happening now? What are the main drivers behind it, and how can you transform signals  into products or services that serve your brand purpose?

Our workshops require an open mind; they are activators to spot, research, validate, translate, and communicate future scenarios.

You will learn to stay critical and be inspired through a process of intuition, analysis, and creativity during several sessions.

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Review: Mood Board Masterclass September 2018 with Eclectic Trends
what
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see

TRENDS

Interior design & lifestyle, color & consumer behavior
Eclectic trends carbon banks space 10 chair and tree

SPACE10 (Ikea’s research lab) is working in collaboration with WINT Design Lab and Zünc Studio, to investigate how digital tools can nurture more sustainable relationships with our furniture. As we progress further into a digitally dominated world it’s

Norm Architects restaurant ÄNG seating lounge area

Restaurant ÄNG sits as a solitary diamond in the undulating fields of Ästad Vingård – one of Sweden’s most extensive vineyards. The

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Conceptual and artisan projects.

THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

Ethical, sustainable & mindful design
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Palefire works to blur some of the historically distinct lines between domestic design and ‘fine art’, bringing an artistic sensibility to design

INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

How do we want to live?
Eclectic Trends Architecture For London garden views

Low Energy House by Architecture for London is a refurbished Edwardian terrace in Muswell Hill that’s been completely transformed into a comfortable,

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INNOVATIVE MATERiALS

Mycelium, vegan skin, tiles made out of computer chips, dried moss, salt-speckled wood – innovative materials are fascinating and essential to build and live more environmentally friendly.

Here we share a few of our last discoveries and physical samples we store in our materials library. Drop us a line if you are interested in a materials workshop.

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color!

Color is at the centre of ever-changing trends.

Here we share a few of our last entries and resources.

eclectic trends sustaign moonrise collection

Sustaign is an innovative Design Studio and a small manufacturing house based in the Netherlands that creates unique handmade, super-sized panels to provide

Krill design decorative fruit bowl made from orange peels

Krill Design is an Italian design studio specialising in the development of new design products within a 100% circular and sustainable process.

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Meet PEELSPHERE® The creator behind PEELSPHERE® Youyang Song has brought to life a truly circular material made from fruit waste and algae through

Society starts evaluating more that color can be a messenger. Color has the power to represent a global shift, to be the symbol of the age we are living in now.
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MOOD BOARD MATERIALS

Our Material Of The Month series constantly searches for material that comes with a meaningful story.

On this occasion, an entire list of characteristics makes this material truly special.

Reindeer Moss is hand-picked across an area of about 15.000km2. No more than 20% of the amount is picked at a time, and the area is not revisited again for at least 4-5 years.

It is sound-absorbing and so much more…

Online Starter Course (English)

You’ll find now a thorough starter program, which comes subtitled in eight languages. You will learn:

  • why haptic moodboarding becomes more relevant and effective in 2022 
  • how to create a balanced board that not only looks good but works as a memorable communication tool
  • that I do not start a mood board with the creative hands-on process but with a thinking process and a formula
  • how I used that specific formula in a business project, which I share with you
  • several composition techniques to make your board look balanced