Being in the middle of summer time we are already thinking about autumn trends and the London Design Festival in September, where we will exhibit at 100% Design. As the next season is just around the corner, let’s have a look at the upcoming trends in lighting design.
Pantone’s colour of the year, Greenery has not only rocked the design world but also inspired accessories. Reinvent the original hue and add some drama for autumn – leaves may fade away outside, but interiors are going green.
Another colour to embrace next season is black or chocolate brown for the faint hearted. They both add some luxe to your space while working well with various styles and other colour schemes. Deep muted hues are very popular this year.
Specific periods that were important in the world of design are coming back to remind us of their glamour and relevance. Art Deco has been one of them since the Great Gatsby film, but remained delicately present in wedding schemes, invitations and jewellery. It is now making its way back to interiors and accessories evoking luxury and re-inventing geometrical shapes – dare to use statement lighting.
As rose gold and other overly shiny, almost fake-looking high street metallic fade away, vintage and aged surfaces are here to stay. Gold, brass and bronze warm up any space without leaving it tacky. Quality surfaces are classy and timeless and as the collective mind keeps shifting towards nature it only makes sense that we prefer earthy finishes.
It seems there is a thin line between art and design these days. Lights have their own legacy being as much an embellishment for the home as simple light sources. Craftsmanship and innovation are key elements right now.
Portability and movement are becoming more and more part of our fluid way of living. We move a lot, we have bespoke needs, and hence our accessories should reflect that too in order to stay relevant. Having customized lights is the next level in moving forward and embracing possibilities.