Monday, March 4, 2013

to trend or not to trend...


Ofen, I get asked about home trends and what I think the next big ones are. 

I Have NO Idea.

It's not that I don't look at what's out there and sometimes even get excited about a certain popular trend, but overall I don't know what color is going to be "hot" in the new season. In design, that's not what thrills me.  
Any color can be "hot" and feel fresh, it all depends on the context in which it's used.

Designing rooms and products that feel like I can combine the best of story telling through an object or room, is what's awesomely exciting to me. Plus, don't we all want a room, a home, that is as interesting and layered as we are? 
Making it functional and nice looking is part of the equation, but in order for our homes to feel current, bucking a trend is the way to go. In no time, a trend will be dated.

Anticipating what a trend may be, is a sure fire way of designing in an way that feels forced. 

Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe that we should always be moving forward in design. Always. Making things better with less impact on our environment, with greater value and more attainable, but I don't think we can do that without a solid foundation and knowledge of where design has been. 

The best trends are deeply rooted in the classics which come to think of it, doesn't make them a trend at all. 
They're just Our New Classics.

-angelo





1 comment:

Beth said...

Thank you. Trends irk me.

The world has become too homogeneous. (Why was there a KFC in Kathmandu?) Wouldn't it be lovely if we all bought things we love because we love them, not because everyone else has them, too?

And speaking of loving things because we love them, good on you for featuring the bird floral chair! It's one of your best!

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