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3 material trends for Interior Design

After having written the article about colour trends spotted at the IMM Cologne a couple of weeks ago, I had several comments regarding materials and wanted to post about what I believe we will still see at the up-coming trade shows this year. These are in my opinion the material trends of 2013.

Concrete is an emerging trend not being used any longer as construction material but introduced into our day to day life being a decorative or consumer product.

Después de haber escrito el post de las tendencias de colores el otro día después de la feria de Colonia, he pensado que sería interesante incluir otro con los materiales que nos van a tener ocupados y seguramente presentes en la ferias que quedan por venir en el 2013. Aquí están mis predicciones:

Hormigón se ve cada vez más en el mundo del interiorismo, ataño conocido como material para la construcción, ahora se utiliza ya en diferentes productos de consumo y empieza a entrar en nuestro día a día.

1. Kitchen from AtCasa 2. Concrete shaving kit from Lovisa Wattmann for Iris Hantwerk. 3. Petali Grigio Tiles 4. Concrete Lavazza by Schmuel Linkski 5. Kami Pots by Ett la Benn 6. Jump lamp by Claude Saos

Copper strikes back! The material is just taking over more and more the accessory market. No chrome any more, still some golden finishings, brass is coming too, but yes, for now copper is king.

Cobre vuelve con fuerza. Ya se ha introducido del todo en el mundo de los accesorios. Mientras que los cromados ya no van nada, aún se ve algún acabado en oro, el latón está allí …pero de momento, el cobre gana la batalla.

1. Table lamps by Strek Collective  2. DIY project by amerrymishapblog  3. Copper bike from Van Heesch Design  4. Installation by Anish Kapoor  5. Trays and candle holders by Strek Collective  6. Pipes photographed by Jeroen van der Spek

I have visited in September 2012 DkHome at the Maison&Objet show in Paris and had a very nice interview with one of their major marble providers. He told me that slab work has become already so popular that clients are now looking for something more personal. I don’t stop seeing side table tables on the shows. Very beautiful indeed! Juxtaposing marble with other materials and even bold colours has become one of the design features to give a fresh appeal.

Estuve en septiembre en la Maison&Objet y entrevisté en el stand de DKHome a su mayor proveedor Solid Nature de mármoles. Ya me dijo que trabajar con grandes planchas se había vuelto tan popular que sus clientes ya empezaban a buscar algo más personalizado. Y la verdad es que no paro de ver mesas laterales de mármol en todas las ferias. ¡Y son fantásticas! Ahora incluso se comienza a ver combinaciones con otros materiales y colores un tanto chillones para dar un look nuevo y fresco.

1. Small side tables by e15  2. Trays by Hay   3. Marble wallpaper from FermLiving  4. Frederic Berthier Architecture

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9 Responses

  1. You are so right! Thank you. These were also the new early trends shown at Maison & Objet in Paris last week. I saw also very interesting furniture combining stone and wood (eg. at Gervasoni)

    1. I know, Gervasoni is so good, always giving the best trend hints. Love the collaboration they have with Paolo Navone.

  2. Der Post war aber seine 5 Stunden wert, schöne Bilder! Mir gefällt der Beton Trendam besten mit den überraschenden Kombinationen und Einsatzmöglichkeiten. Die Kaffeemaschine ist super. In letzter Zeit gab es ja auch immer wieder DIY Anleitungen mit Beton, hab mich aber noch nicht rangetraut…

    1. Uff, das bin ich aber froh! DIY Anleitungen? Da würde ich gern mehr zu wissen. Ob ich nun Porzellan giesse oder Porzellan…kann ja nicht so der grosse Unterschied sein, oder? :-)

      1. Ist bestimmt sogar viel einfacher! Ich glaube ich habe da ein paar sachen auf meinem pinterest diy board, muss mal schauen… Wir sehen uns ja bald in echt, freu mich!

  3. Hi Gudy, I absolutely love concrete and that it is being revived into the use of domestic products. It has such a tactile feel to it. Thanks for sharing the trends. It’s always good to note. Looking forward to meeting you in Stockholm. xD

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