This month’s issue of Inex looks towards the future. Interior design trends, like trends in any sector, are constantly changing, developing and being reinvented. In recent years we have seen an increase in the demand for smart technology, and we know that this is only going to grow. With the integration of smart home technology becoming the norm for most households and with technology continuously altering at a rapid pace, it has suddenly become vital for design professionals to understand smart home technology and the latest audio-visual developments to ensure they keep up with the demand. Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA, discusses what clients expect on page 50, so you don’t get left behind.
Looking to the future doesn’t just mean keeping up with the latest technology though. It can also refer to sustainable design as one Austrian design studio explains on page 83. Penda is currently working on the design of a small house on a tiny plot of land in the countryside of Germany, that focuses on connecting living and working in a harmonious way. By transforming the rooftop of the Yin & Yang house into an ascending garden, the design team hopes to secure a path to food-independency for the owners.
On page 09 we look into the not too distant future to discover what trends to expect throughout the rest of the year in the world of flooring and turn to page 77 to reveal the futuristic spa that Simone Micheli has designed.
With the theme of the future a feature that weaves its way through the whole of this issue, I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to unveil our new look! Both the magazine and our website have had a style makeover because here at Inex, we’re looking to the future too!
I hope you enjoy this edition. Don’t forget, you can also access all of Inex’s features and product inspiration at your fingertips via the magazine’s state-of-the-art app. To download your version free of charge, simply search ‘Inex-online’ on the App Store or Google play.