Moi, Moi from Helsinki!
If you are not familiar with the Habitare fair yet – it’s the Finland’s leading furniture and design exhibition, taking place in Messukeskus center (from 7th-9th of September). Considering my love for Scandinavian design – it was a perfect place to spot some of the recent trends and get inspired by the new, creative solutions in the world of interiors.
Together with a group of international bloggers and interior journalists we had a chance to tour not only the exhibition center but also city’s design district and Marrimeko factory but I will tell you all about it in the next post.
Today I would like to focus on the fair itself, latest design news, trends and tendencies, which will rock the interior world in the upcoming months. Are you ready?
Here’s what I’ve spotted at Habitare 2016:
1 // COLOR TRENDS
- FORREST GREEN – dark and saturated, it’s a shade getting a lot of love this year. It fits in perfectly with natural environments (think – plants, cork accents, terracotta vases and wooden elements)
- BLACK – From wall colors, ceramics to products in matt/glossy finish – black is the new black! The darkest of the colors is stylish and rebellious at the same time, giving us many decor options, depending on what it’s paired with.
- EARTH COLORS – a spectrum of warm tones – burgundy, browns, terracotta accents, pale pinks. Colors inspired by earth are definitely trending right now.
2 // FUNCTION AND ART – is a tendency to create objects which blur the line between function and art, making it hard to answer the question – is it design, art ot both?
3 // MULTIFUNCTIONAL, ADAPTABLE AND INTERACTIVE FURNITURE – the new trend in furniture design changes they way how we live, giving us more for less. The designs are space-saving, transferable and can suit individual needs, allowing the consumer to take part in the creation process.
4 // ECO, SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL – products made of environmentally friendly wood veneer including furniture, lighting, accessories and art deco.
How do you like what you see? To sum up, the recent trends show that the designers focus on two main factors when creating new products: sensitive design, eliminating negative environmental impact and multifunction – objects serving more than one purpose. On top of that, they are a real feast for the eyes, so the next months are looking rather good!
I’ll be back with another post from Helsinki, where I’ll show you Alvar Aalto studio, Marimekko factory and a few snaps from the our Bloggers Tour.
Kiitos! Have a great day x
Photo credit: Agata Dimmich for Habitare, except Lippa shelf, credit: Hakola