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All about texture: OUR trends from ICFF

Some trends in this world are irrefutable. Trends where statistics are concerned can truly be just that, a trend, a tendency or a general direction. Not so easy in the world of design where trends become incredibly subjective, where most people see what they want to see and where the occurrence of more than one of a certain something can easily be coined a trend. It largely depends on the “coineur”.

This is why the title of this post refers to OUR trends from ICFF. Ask our team, we saw a lot of texture, a return to understated glamour and quite a few strong architectural lines. Ask our friends at the New York Times and they saw a trend towards “Man Gadgets”. So yes, it’s all about who’s doing the trend coining and all about what we focus on, isn’t it?

The above collection of vases, urns and sculpture is from french artist Gilles Caffier. Totally texture.

More from Gilles Caffier. He works in ceramics, wood, leather, fur, hematite and other materials and creates collections that can be found in luxury hotels around the world as well as in the homes of discerning collectors.

A show stopper was Meystyle from London. This fabulous collection of wallpapers will, no doubt, turn heads of the US design scene. Cool pattern, right? Look closer. Dozens of tiny LED lights , fully embedded  into the paper at strategic locations, gently light up your walls and add extra sparkle day or night.

Need more play of light? Not a problem. Meet Elasticco. Brooklyn based but very French at heart, Elasticco create textiles that are grommet pierced for a fun floral effect (above) or rich nighttime drama (below).

More texture was found at Piet Boon. Brooklyn Tins wallpaper by Merci actually doesn’t have much relief but certainly mimics the real thing with extraordinary accuracy.

An entirely new direction for our favorite British sculptor, Nick Davis. Etched bronze tables are a great way to actually integrate a wonderful piece of art into your daily life.

Please check back later this week for more of OUR trends on understated glamour and architectural precision. Or better yet, share a link to your finds from ICFF below.


  • PrettyDandy

    Love those tin wallpapers. Brooklyn tin ceilings are just gorgeous!

  • http://www.ateliertally.com Daniel Nelson

    Really like the wallpapers by Meystyle. Such a nice pattern and I like how they are asymmetric to the fireplace – a clever idea if you don’t want to cover the entire wall.


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