The most important trend in the interiors world

The most important trend in the interiors world

There is no longer a right or wrong. Not only life is contradictory – our apartments are too! Leather is placed next to plastic, reduced design next to nostalgic vintage items, cool grey and white tones in the living room next to a pastel-coloured kitchen and a dark-green bedroom. Everything exists next to each other. And yet certain trends are becoming apparent in the run-up to imm cologne 2017 that are dominant in their respective section.

Why does one of the most famous German designers want to collaborate with craftsmen from Colombia? Why are natural materials in higher demand than ever? And why are accessories and smaller pieces of furniture at the top of the list of the buyers? This year, furniture with a story, natural materials and small, well-designed products are playing a major role in the new living environments.

"A time of transformation"

According to Tom Dixon "We are entering a very interesting time in design. You can see a massive transformation in the relationship between designers, manufacturers, consumers, and the infrastructure around. The whole business is experiencing a disruption, just like the music business did ten years ago. It has certainly to do with functionality – with the changes in the way we live and work today. For example, there is a lot of discussion about whether the office as a separate space will even exist in ten years time. But most importantly there are changes in the way the things are made and distributed, and how close the consumer is to the adaptability of the furniture as well."