Summer trend 2018
The diversity of our life and society is reflected in the interior.
We see anexplosion of creativity whereby a fresh new language of shapesdevelops. Unforced and easy - everything can be combined. Simplyreplacing individual elements constantly changes the overall effect, playful and individual.We try and combine old and new elements together. It’s not thereby necessary to create a flawless new entity. It gives a sense of flexibility to see that the product or space is made up of existing, sometimes contradictory elements. This also means that a living space starts to look like a three-dimensional collage. Products, shapes, colours and materials are combined with high contrast to form a cheerful new whole. Creativity is thereby primary.
The shapes used are random and varied, and sometimes appear to beaccidentally stuck together, creating a collage-like entity. Shapes arestacked and/or interwoven.
The materials are both new and recycled. Alongside artificial materials,there are also natural materials, paper, cardboard and recycled sheetmaterial. This appeals to the imagination. Recycled materials againreinforce the nonchalant feel in the garden.
nspiration for the patterns comes from anywhere and everywhere.Patterns are often used in discombobulating colour combinations. Different patterns are also combined together as a patchwork.
The colour palette is also diverse: bright, pastel, natural and faded.
Colours, materials and patterns that are to be seen in this trend can be found in all the international interior magazines. The question for me is always…. How can I translate this to floral design? The trend Reassemble for me means to put materials together in another order to create a new look, form feeling. In a whole sale centre in Holland I came across the black graphically shaped frame. I adjusted the colour here and there, cut away a few segments to gain space for vases and pots and I transformed this modern candle holder in a flower/plants object or furniture piece.
Piling and stacking is in important element within this trend. You can literally do this by stacking different shaped vases, dishes or pots to create a new form that complements your design. By using your flowers in a layered or piled up order you also create a form of stacking or piling. This composition is an assembly of 3 different shaped arrangements that do form a harmonies ensemble.
To create a fashionable and trendy look it will be the challenge to create now shapes out of existing forms, materials and colours. Try to forget your common combining pattern and try to force yourself to try new variations. It keeps me aware of the fact that there are always so many more combination possibilities that you first might think of…. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and grow as a designer.