eporta X WGSN Interiors Trend Report 2018
Clients come to us with a Pinterest board, like the mood board is already done. They've seen everything on Instagram already and want this and this. They are much more particular than ever before. - Sofia Hagen, Design Haus Liberty
Featured in Oliver Thomas's maximalist scheme for Grand Designs Live (seen above), this wallpaper epitomises the sense of extreme colour and richness we can expect from Identity Polarisation. Over the top characteristics of the trend.
Shown here in Neon Rainforest Rabble by Linwood Fabric with piping in bright pink velvet, this chair is both newstalgic, with a 1950's design and dramatically bold in colour.
Inspired by the eccentric and unusual buildings of Gaudi, this drinks cabinet adds joy and excitement to any residential or hospitality scheme. Whilst it may look like it's made of mosaic tiles, this cabinet is in fact hand painted.
This original 1970's chair has been updated with gold leaf, faux fur and pops of bright colour. The 'Katy Perry' Dining chair is a playful statement piece.
With clashing pairings and bold colours this rug would add impact to any scheme.
There is something so synonymous between feathers and the theatre, adding a touch of glamour to the space adds to the extreme opulence we are seeing in Identity Polarisation.
Restoring a Victorian Hall chair with a vintage Army mess dress, Rhubarb London have created a wonderful piece of theatre. Brimming with life and full of stories to tell this chair will definitely be a talking piece.
Originally designed by the choreographer Bernd Roger Bienert in 1989 for Woka Vienna, this lamp brings retro drama to a space with it's large size and sumptuous combination of silk, wood and brass.
All the rules have been broken, people can feel braver to do the things they might not have done before. - Clare Gaskin, founder of Clare Gaskin Interiors
Awaken the imagination to an adventure from outer space, lit by a crystal LED, a beautiful stargazing effect is created.
This table is the result of a collaboration between Lara Bohinc and stone expert Lapicida for the Wallpaper magazine handmade exhibition in Milano Salone del Mobile. These marble discs rotate around an axis, depicting orbiting moons.
This rich maroon is a perfect way to translate the Mystical trend into a scheme without overpowering the space, perfect for commercial projects.
The black marble used in this table by OIA, offers the sense of depth in colour that works in partnership with the Mystical trend.
Your very own piece of the night sky, the moon is printed onto the mirrored surface combining function and fantasy.
Inspired by the composition of a molecule this gridded geometric suspension light is both organic and otherworldly.
Ideal for an injection of the Mystical trend into a larger scheme. The globular shape and lilac tone offer a sympathetic take on the trend.
Illuminated solid crystal shards create a halo light effect that appears to be floating in space.
We are at a point in history and time where we are going to break through and understand what is going on in space and what's beyond this. - Karen Howes, Founder of Taylor Howes Design
Sumptuous comfort from folds of velvet that cocoon around the body, emulating the feeling of being protected and safe.
This spa like chaise has a gentle rocking motion that will lull a worried mind into submission.
Debuting at Clerkenwell Design Week on our eporta stand, this stunning chandelier creates an ethereal glow that will relax mind, body and soul.
Upholstered in a luxurious wool-blend fabric this plush chair exudes comfort and the dark aubergine shade is perfectly on trend.
This chandelier is built with translucent cocoon shapes, designed to look like mother of pearl, diffuse the light in a soft calming way.
Not everyone finds dark or light colours relaxing, some find bold colours give comfort. The folds and velvet fabric offer tactility in any colour.
Offers versatility within the space, one growing use of such poufs has been as a meditation stool. This one from Roger Lewis is the perfect size to take a moment for reflection on.
We are seeing massive adoption of the Well Building Standards. What we are going to see is more sympathy with natural daylight in line with circadian rhythms. - Ray Molony, Publisher of Lux Review.
Literally providing connection to nature. Handmade in Amsterdam these tiles can scale small and large spaces, adding pops of greenery and intrigue as they go.
George Dining Chair is hand-made in solid walnut wood, enriched with rattan, this is a sophisticated take on the trend.
Handmade in England, this set is cast in fine basalt from plaster models carved by Max Lamb. The imperfect surfaces tell the story of how they are made.
A table doesn’t have to be an antique to be an impressive testimony of craftsmanship. Made from reclaimed oak this table contains 381 rhombi cut from old Italian wine barrels. Quite a dinner party story.
A sideboard in European oak and rattan, developed especially for Sanders, a luxury boutique hotel in Copenhagen. This item is handcrafted in Denmark.
Designed by Menstesn for Hand & Eye. These terracotta lamps are perfectly on trend, offering the warming colour and organic material.
This smart piece of furniture naturally forms two low modern tables that when combined together form a storage unit. Made from birch plywood, each item is signed by John himself.
The paper screen diffuses the light offering a softer impact of the technology within our home. The screen is handmade with paper from Taiwan Suho Paper Museum.
Handmade from local earthenware clay, the Splatter Collection is thrown and glazed in a small and traditional set up by skilled artisan Antonio Fasano in Puglia, Southern Italy.
"It's about having tech in your home but in a really hidden way... we're using tech all the time, and it's about finding ways that it doesn't impose on your home." Kai Price, Contributor to The Evening Standard
This light offers great task lighting, whilst being made from 100% natural cellulose, grown and sun dried in Greece, then handcrafted in London.
With the doors made from 100% recycled plastic this cabinet doesn't just look good, it's doing good for the world too.
Whilst this light looks as though it's made from concrete it's actually made from paper. Indi are the first circular design brand in Lithuania- this light can be used then recycled and reused as something else when the time calls for it.
Moka Felt is a unique tub chair which gives waste a second life. The self-supporting seat shell is made from recycled PET bottles. Any extra perk, as if you need it, is the material's sound absorbing quality.
It's not just the materials we use or how we use them that makes a supplier responsible, the context of production is critical. The Rug Trade keep traditions and communities alive with their collection of rugs.
CREA-RE make colourful lamps out of paper making them entirely recyclable and eco-friendly. Taking responsibility, by using this material, means that there is no end to the life cycle of this light.
Pentatonic invent new materials using the world’s most abundant resource – human trash – without compromising an inch on design, performance or function.
Tala are a responsible supplier. Championing materials and techniques with minimal impact on the environment, striving for a transparent, carbon-neutral supply chain. They are also part of a tree planting initiative to give back more than they take.
The winners of several sustainability awards, the Tom Raffield team feel a strong sense of responsibility to care about every aspect of production from selecting the timber to making each item by hand.
Comfortable and inviting, this chair would be a great solution for a break-out area, where an employee can take a few minutes to unwind and relax.
This sofa is formally informal, a brilliant solution for the office that nods to a residential impression whilst retaining an air of professionalism.
The blurring between hospitality and restaurant design with the workplace is epitomised by this bar style table. Ideal for mind-mapping sessions, or team meetings in a communal space.
Poufs are great at providing flexibility; extra seating, coffee table, laptop perch, the list is long, so it's no surprise that more office designs are including them.
This swivel chair designed by Nick Lewis earlier this year, is ergonomic and beautifully crafted. It is also available in this vivid red, which we have seen growing in popularity within the commercial market.
There is a blurring of commercial space with residential space, bringing a lot more softness into places. Flexibility has new definitions now; it's not about big empty spaces, but how you can get modular furniture pieces to act in very many different ways. - Dara Huang Design Haus Liberty