From previous research on WGSN i had already deduced a desire for velvet to cover the seat, as i think this will enhance the mid century aesthetic, fulfil the market trends and add to my own personal preference, yet was undecided on the exact colour. I did a lot of research into what colour trends are predicted for this year, and although i want the colour to reflect those trends and influence the level of fashion with the piece – i also want the colour to enhance and reflect the time period of the style of chair.
“Velvet dominates armchairs and sofas this season, as also seen at IMM Cologne. Applied n glamorous brights or subtly shinning metallic grey, brings a classical elegance to designs that are otherwise streamlined. Paired with smooth lines and golden metallics, it speaks to the timeless modernity of the Autumn/Winter 2017/18 trend ‘infusion’, whilst deep quilting and scallop shapes add sumptuous texture to sink into”.
“In line with the central role, greenery is taking across interior, green as a colour also drive many of the palettes across the show. Taking its cue from the widespread fascination with wilderness this hue goes deep into the woods with richly saturated pine and forest tones. To enhance the effect many brands style their displays in tonal compositions with layers of greens and warm tactile textures as well as real plants”.
“A direction also emerging at the recent London Design Festival and Milan Design Week, vivid blues create a dramatic statement across interiors as well as outdoors, as in Petite Friture’s Weekend Collection designed to fit in both environments (interior and exterior). Tom Dixon pairs bright blue glass with white marble for a luxurious graphic modular bathroom set. ”
“Yellow confirms as an important colour for 2017, and as highlighted at the latest Heimtextil, it is taking on some more citrus acidic hues – nearing neon at times. Brands feature it as a surprising accent, disrupting more discreet interiors with the flash of a cushion, a bowl or a piece of furniture. La Chance works this vibrant hue in velvet for a statement daybed and Kristalla applies it to a dramatic coffee table.
“Orange and red remain important from the last edition of the show and take on a more in-between stand that refreshes the lookof this perenninal colour. Burnished and russet hues are ideal on elegant and considered pieces, warming ip the room as tiles in Ex T’s beautiful display, or adding a tactile touch to marble decor in suede, as seen at Michaels Verheydn”.
“Pink is here to stay, strengthening its stand across interiors with bolder hues set to grow more important in the upcoming seasons through to spring/summer 2018. Work and residential spaces alike offer a touch of this powerful tone, from small discreet pieces such as boards, sidetables and placemats to whole reception rooms. Pink also features in the new eug design by prized architect Frank Gehy for Ferreida De Sa”.