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as a presenter at this year's Australian
International Furniture Fair (AIFF), held
in Sydney in February. In her presentation
Interior Trends for 2011, she explored
emerging design themes for the 2011 home.
We bring you her presentation:
Light and airy e colour white is very
important, but also the use of neutral and
cool pastel colours. It is influenced by
biology and technology. Texture will take
a very important place. New products are
possible because of new technologies, such
as 3-D printing, LEDs and solar energy. All
is very light, transparent and organic.
Fresh twinkle It is about fresh pastel colours
with emphasis on soft materials, such as
gels, silicone, plexiglass and synthetics.
For furniture, we see new shapes with
a-symmetrical features. But especially
for small furniture and accessories, these
colours look fabulous. Almost extinct
techniques, such as knitting, embroidery
and crochet, are applied in a modern way.
Ecological mood As the name suggests, the
theme is inspired by nature, but also has a
traditional feminine and country feel, with
colours reminiscent of the colours of faded
flowers, of vegetal colours, roots, plants
and herbs. Flora and fauna are also the
most popular topics for prints, weaves and
embroideries. e colour green will take
an important place. Also, sustainability
and care for natural resources and the
environment are important.
Technicolor collage Colour is back as
an important statement -- it explodes by
combining different bright colours in
one product. Combined light and colour
play an important role, such as the use of
adaptable LEDs in all kinds of products,
from vases to furniture.
Global and exotic Influences are from
throughout the world, celebrating the
unique, authentic handmade character
of these products. e colours are rich,
deep and intense. ere is particular interest
in 'colourful' Africa, with ideas such as
braiding, knotting and patchwork with
African-inspired fabrics. Furniture is
often modular to adapt to different lifestyles.
Also, other ethnic influences are important,
including luxury colours, such as gold
and copper from South East Asia in
combination with brown.
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