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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.

NEW

THINK TANK of

Innovative Materials Session 2024

SAY HELLO TO THE MATERIALS OF TOMORROW!

During one day, you will:

  • Gain insights into the latest material trends to stay ahead in your field.
  • Have access to a diverse range of materials for hands-on experimentation without being limited to brief provider visits.
  • Explore materials freely, allowing you to assess their relevance for potential projects without any sales pressure.
  • Collaborate with peers to brainstorm and explore applications of materials in various contexts, forming your own Think Tank.

 

We will surprise you with a box of materials to take home with you.

what
we
do

Trend

LECTURES

Eclectic Trends founder Gudy Herders offers lectures within the fields of  interior design and lifestyle. You can also find her on panels and working as a jury member.

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

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Gudy Herder
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The Maker Culture Trend Package

Trend + CMF

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. 

Trendsperience

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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Color and materials workshops

NEW!

POLITOPIA: COLOR, MATERIAL & FINISH 2025

Digital Report: 5 themes, 9 CMF boards, 29 colors.

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what
we
see

TRENDS

Interior design & lifestyle, color & consumer behavior

We are back with another round of this year’s Dutch Design Week, diving into Best of Color (and with no particular order). The

It’s impossible to pick the best or most unique projects from the graduation show of the Design Academy Eindhoven you can visit

COLOR

Color Palettes, Color Trends & Joyful Projects

Yinka Ilori x Domus The Tile Collaboration UK tile brand Domus has joined forces with the talented multidisciplinary designer, Yinka Ilori, to

Graphic House: a colourful renovation journey. People often prioritise functionality and comfort over aesthetics when it comes to home renovations. However, there

we
love
INNOVATIVE MATERiALS

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

Here, we share a few of our last discoveries and physical samples we store in our materials library. We also have a Think Tank on Innovative Materials we celebrate in Barcelona.

SCALITE® by Scale is the first material made exclusively from fish scales, an abundant and renewable by-product of the fishing industry and aquaculture.

Formafantasma has been researching the potential of volcanic lava as a design material since 2010, observing the detrimental impact of mass –tourism

NaturLoop, a Swiss company, introduces there first innovation, Cocoboard® Cocoboard is made from coconut husk fibres and tannin extract and is suitable for:

Top Trend Posts

THE KEY CONCERNS

Ethical, sustainable & mindful design

International design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, Office for Living Architecture (OLA), and non-profit organization GAL Terre del Po unveil The

INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

How do we want to live?

Parconido Bakery Cafe, located in the heart of South Korea’s Gyeonggi-do province is a captivating and visionary project by Sukchulmok Studio. The

ARTS & CRAFTS

Conceptual and artisan projects.
we
love
color!

Color is at the centre of ever-changing trends.

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

 COLOR is a part of everything we do at Eclectic Trends.

 

  1. Find inspiring articles here.

  2. Download any of our popular color trend eBooks.

  3. Have you already discovered our sample box, Touchable Tones?

  4. Our latest report covers 5 color palettes for 2025.

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