Another furniture and design trade fair season has reached its end. The new furniture trends for 2018 were unveiled at the Salone del Mobile in Milan last April and at IMM Cologne in January, among others. Here are a few of our favourites!
1. Phygital: when digital meets the physical world
In 2017, connected objects were the centre of attention. This year, the purchasing experience itself is entering the digital age. Showrooms in which you can test how comfortable your new dining room chairs will be, for instance, before customising them using an application. Does this remind you of anything?
The new Mobitec showroom is perfectly in line with this trend.
2. Back to the 80s
Over the past months, the 80s have made a comeback in popular culture through series such as Stranger Things and artists who have fully embraced a retro aesthetic such as Fishbach in France.
References to the eighties are more than ever on-trend in our interiors too. Solid colours, geometric or asymmetrical shapes, references to pop culture, the great return of terrazzo, imposing and totemic shapes, etc.
Some influences from this trend may be found in the new Moods’18 products!
3. Pure and elegant lines
Another underlying trend in the world of design and furniture is the desire to go back to basics and design furniture with pure lines that evoke calm and serenity.
The simplicity and effectiveness of Scandinavian design serve as the foundation. Textures and colours are added on to energise and lighten the design. The feet are thin and slender.
This trend can also be found in the Mobitec catalogue. The Pure collection is a perfect example of the trend.
4. Comfort becomes a priority
In contrast to the aforementioned minimalism, some designers favour comfort and a certain degree of opulence. Traditional materials such as leather and brass are combined with modern know-how. The colours are muted but warm.
If you like this atmosphere, take a look at our little Margaux.
5. Dining room trends
In design trade fair booths, padded and upholstered fabric chairs occupy a prominent place in the dining room. Enveloping backrests, which go around the seat, are very popular.
The dining room table is sometimes discreet to better showcase original chairs, sometimes unmissable thanks to a strong look. Central or A-shaped bases are a particularly common sight. Marble is in high demand right now (for a marble effect without the material’s drawbacks, we offer a ceramic – imitation black or white marble).