Ladies and Gentlemen,
Where I live, the summer feels over now. Last weekend, the weather was still OK, but with a few days of rain, it really feels gone. Is the summer really over?
If you ask this question to the fashion-of-furniture industry, the answer would be: Definately yes.
The September Issue of Vogue 2010 was already available long before this newsletter had been sent out to our loyal subscribers.
After all, the month September is actually the January for the fashion business: people go back to school or work, so they need to make a good first impression, and of course the new season is in front of our doorstep too: the weather will change, which also requires new clothes, or even different furnishing at home!
Trends are going to change from a vacation-like laissez-faire ambiance to something more cosy!
The interior trends are always a bit later than the fashion trends, but not much later! September is really the month for interior fairs to show the world what's in for coming season. The home-and-interior shows have already started!
Professionals of the furniture industry or interior designers have already been able to get their inspiration from the Maison & Objet in Paris (France).
Unfortunately, this fair has already ended, but its influence will still be felt for long...
One of the furniture trends I saw from this fair was the concept of cocooning: chairs that still give you the personal space you need: safely protected, so that you can still have some form of privacy, despite the fact that your home isn't the untakable fortress as it used to be. With living rooms 2.0, no room will have a fixed function anymore. You can do anything anywhere: prepare your presentation in the living room, or have your dinner in front of the TV in the bedroom: it's all possible. Although people still have the need for some sense of privacy, a so-called personal space, because that what's private, should remain private.
A few examples are the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobson or the Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio. Of course with many modern variants...
Another trend I spotted was the trend of layers: furniture that has been made of several different layers, which actually also has a few commonalities with the polder sofa by Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius: this sofa has also been built up from different visual elements, just like the Dutch polder landscape. Some designers used this concept for their own designs, for their own sofa, built out of different layers...
Of course, I also saw the older trends that already existed: the luxurious black and white baroque interiors, the upholstery made out of chunky textile and the recycled interiors, which have been dominating Europe's interior scene for a while, but they aren't new!
So, September will be the month of the interior fairs and shows. Coming weekend, there will be a home show in Nashville and Dallas for example. Next week, Boston and Texas will be able to be inspired on what's the best way of decorating your home! All these events will be put neatly in our interior show calendar, so that you can see which home shows will be which interior shows will be held.
The events also have been categorized, so that you know if it's a show for the public or for trade professionals like interior decorators or furniture shopkeepers.
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So, I hope this will be enough inspiration for upcoming season. Otherwise, you can always have a look at our reviewed interior magazines (we're reviewing another magazine pretty soon), or
with any questions you have on interior advice.
Further, we'll be doing a lot with photo shoots, which really has an amazing amout of possibilities on how to make something beautiful out of simple materials and a low budget! So, all in all, there's a lot to do here, so keep your eyes and ears open for what's possible with your interior!
See you soon!
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