Decorex International – VIP Tour With Simon Hamilton
treniqblog | October 7, 2017

This year, Nicole Agba collaborated with us for the Treniq Red Carpet Blogger Programme in September.

Read about Nicole’s experience, the trends she spotted and designs she loved:

Sunday 17th was Day 1 of Decorex International. The day started off with a VIP tour of the show, guided by renowned Interior Designer Simon Hamilton.

1. RIVIERE

Custom hand woven wool and silk rugs. The rug photographed above was specially spun from Tibetan wool and bamboo.

2. CASAMANCE

Established in 2010, Casamance combines traditional weaving and modern digital printing. Discussing trends with Casamance, it is clear social trends are the driver for the Organic/Natural trend. We are moving away from carpets and wooden floors are in high demand, natural woods and organic forms are on the rise. Lurex a metallic yarn features a lot in their new collection, with the need to combine privacy and an influx of daylight, sheer fabrics are becoming an important on trend.

3. CTO

Trade only lighting consultants.

Lucid Range – Honed Alabaster + Oxidised Silvered Brass Base
Ivy Rand – Bronze with Satin Brass Detail and Smoked Glass Shades or Bronze with Satin Brass Details and Opal Glass Shades

4. PHILIP WATTS

Specially crafted tactile design to make you smile. Inspired by organic forms and nature. Handmade in the UK.

5. COLE AND SON

With an in-house design team of 6, Cole and Son debuts a new range at Decorex International called called ICON, which is Miami, 50’s colour palette inspired.

The range includes; forest green, graphic prints, hummingbirds, woods, petit tile, pastels, prism and flamingos. Prism is by far my favourite as the use of pastels soften the sharp graphics and create a beautiful, fresh, eye-catching look.

Their current best sellers are Wood and Palm Jungle

6. AMODE

Established in 2007, Amode’s goal was to bring European contemporary design to the UK. Their work is mostly produced in Italy, it is filled with their passion for design and quality.

This year’s theme for Amode is Emerald Forest, the aim of which is to bring the outside in.

7. TEKTURA

Tektura Wall Coverings Debuts 19 new design this year, including a digital design collection. The cool thing they do is take the bones of a design and create fresh, new and stunning graphics from it.

Tektuta Trends showcase the continued desire for tactile surfaces, designs that are in line with arts and crafts such as Japanese Wood Craft. This arts and crafts influences echoes that of Art Deco, leading to exciting processes and materials such as, oxidised surfaces, woods and silk weave. The urbanised industrial trend we have been seeing is changing and is evolving to include natural elements, a need to reconnect with nature, this is evidenced in a rise in coppers and teals.

Colour Trends: Neutrals, Monochrome, Aqua, Teal, Pinks, Reds and Brass (taking over from Gold)

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At the end of the month I will be rounding up the colour and material trends seen throughout all the shows I will be attending as part of London Design Festival, be sure to keep an eye out!

Until next time.

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About The Author

Nicole Agba is a creative colour and materials designer working in the automotive industry. Her passion for design lead to the creation of The Trend Tome, an exclusive trend forecasting blog where readers can gain insight into upcoming trends across the fashion, automotive and interior industry; taking into account global, macro and socio-economic trends.


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