There are three words that come up in industry discussion time and time again: timeless, sustainable and trend. But what value do these words really hold?
Let’s start with timeless – how can a product really guarantee its appeal to the consumer of the future? One iconic design component that continues to stand the test of time is fabric pattern. In this month’s issue, Vescom demonstrates how fabric rollers created for the 1920s interior still fit perfectly within contemporary schemes, nearly a century later. Read how these antique rollers are utilised within contemporary products on page 9.
When it comes to sustainability, manufacturers prove themselves to the market with awards and certifications. One designer who was creating completely sustainable furniture long before sustainability was an integral industry term is Piet Hein Eek. He continues to take sustainability to new levels with a determination to ensure the production process itself creates no wasted materials. Read how his unique furniture designs have maintained popularity since the 1990s on page 22.
Trend is arguably the most transient aspect of the interior industry, with forecasters and designers alike reading and researching evolving movements to predict the next big thing. Every issue of Inex offers expert advice so that you stay abreast of the trends, and this issue is packed full of guidance from across the industry. Highlights include wall colour insight from Farrow & Ball (page 28), kitchen design tips from Suna Interior Design (page 32) and a discussion into outdoor marble and stone furniture by After the Antique (page 18).