Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 24 Autumn 2010 Contents style) furniture in the home. Again,
this is indicative of our desire for more
homey environments. The home office
phenomenon is also fading, with people
preferring to leave their work at home.
"People are working very hard at the
moment," she says. "And many of them
don't want to bring their computer home.
They want their home to be a home."
Young emerging designer Chloe Locke,
who is studying industrial and furniture
design at TAFE, says people are wanting
individual pieces and bringing bold and
different pieces in their homes. "Furniture
styles today are very contemporary and
modern," she says. "The current designs
reflect a very simple, bold approach to
interiors with varied textures."
In terms of environmental or sustainable
design, there will be continued pressure
for more locally sourced, designed and
manufactured products. Green materials,
such as bamboo and hemp, will be
increasingly used, as well as recycled
materials and antiques. However, experts
agree, there is much to be learnt in this area.
"At the moment, everyone is talking
about sustainability and green design,"
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