2017 Trend predictions!

As we enter 2017 we explore the differing and developing trends within the design industry. Design Insider have already discovered optical illusions with Ege Carpets and we enjoyed an in depth trend report by Camira.

With the BCFA Open quickly approaching, we challenged our exhibitors to choose one word to sum up their 2017 trend predictions.


Kobe BOUTIQUE – ‘Vibrant colours and designs are ready to take-off for 2017.’


Camira INSIGHT– ‘An instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding’. This captures the essence of Camira’s Global Trend Directions 2017/18, which explore four trends for the coming year.


Newmor TEXTURE – ‘From chunky organic textures, textile effects and architectural surfaces to bold geometric embosses, quilted finishes and large scale designs for wallcoverings, furnishings, fabrics, flooring, packaging and accessories.’


Edmund Bell TEXTURE – ‘Texture juxtaposes the unexpected where we see mixtures of smooth and rough surfaces captured in all aspects of 2 and 3-D design.  Textures are easy to use and carefully considered will be brave enough to stand the test of time.’


Astro Lighting INTERACTIVE – ‘The ‘internet of things’ is gaining ground very quickly, especially in lighting. Lighting control technology that was preserved for high end residential, commercial and hospitality schemes will become more and more common place in 2017.’


Roca BESPOKE – ‘Within the world of bathrooms the opportunity to fully customise a bathroom space without the restriction to creative flare is now a true offering!’


Taylors Classics DECORATION – ‘Our experience is that clients are seeking to add some form of decoration to an otherwise plain piece of furniture. It could be adding brass or chrome to the edge of a table, gilding or branding some timber or adding decorative beading to upholstered furniture. Our experience seems to suggest that the move is away from more minimalist look of recent years.’


Style Library Contracts INDIVIDUALITY – ‘Whether it’s a recolour of an existing design or developing something completely new, with Style Library Contract clients have the creative freedom to curate products that are uniquely theirs.’

We have enjoyed hearing all the choices nade by our BCFA Open exhibitors, now it is your turn! What would your one word be? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or on our social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Come and see us at the BCFA Open Spring Design on 28th & 29th March 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery in London. You can now register for the BCFA Open here.


About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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