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Expect a more natural, homey
interior, with more raw materials
and a variety of textures that create
warmth and authenticity, in our
interiors during 2010/11. ere will be more
of a focus on the normal, rather than the
extravagant, as people look for down-to-
earth, honest and reliable products. Colour?
ink bold! Strong hues will be used to bring
optimism. And, on the eco front, the focus on
sustainability and green design will continue.
"People are looking for simple, functional
and easy-to-use solutions; honest, authentic
products they can depend on," says Milou
Ket, a Netherlands-based internationally
renowned trend forecaster. " e search for
warmth and security shows in quite heavily
textured warm materials -- carpets, rugs and
open fires. Often smoother industrial products
balance these textures. e home will become
more personal. It will be a sanctuary."
Marie O'Mahony, professor of advanced
textiles and fashion design at University
Technology Sydney, agrees. "People are
chasing a warmer, more intimate environ-
ment," she says. " ey've had minimalism.
ey want something more personal."
She points to traditional items, such as
tapestries, making a comeback and being
used in interiors for their decorative value,
as well as their conventional uses, such as
thermal and acoustic insulation.
"In interiors, there is a great tendency to
bring back things that have traditionally
been hidden behind cladding," says Marie.
"For example, acoustic insulation is being
made into 3D structures and colour added.
"I think that things have become a
lot cleaner and more crisp, less fussy.
Sustainable issues are appearing in a
more thoughtful way and there is a
renewed interest in the local rather
- professor Marie O'Mahony, University
Technology Sydney advanced textiles
and fashion design
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