Published on : Saturday, June 6, 2015
Clerkewell Design Week is known for housing the world’s largest collection of creative businesses and architects per square mile. Due to this fact Clerkenwell Design week has established itself not only as a design hub but also a renowned showcase celebrated as the UK’s leading independent design festival. 2015 was no exception and the streets were flooded with inspiration and talent. We saw trends that reflected global patterns, however as predicted the United Kingdom has always carved its own trends that spread throughout the globe.
Clerkenwell design week always love to introduce colourful designs. So, as every year this year also some innovative and colourful designs were exhibited by the designers from around the world.
Natural fabrics and finishes as opposed to man-made materials were featured across the show. We have seen similar influences filter through for a few seasons, however these features has been increasingly popular in 2015.
With an increase focus on quality and sustainability visitors saw hand finished materials, beautiful leathers and natural wood accentuated heavily across the show. using different and contrasting varieties of wood offers buyers a multitude of choices. Beautiful gloss finishes sits alongside matt and lightwood combined with heavy dark grains.
Fabric and textures were used to enhance the design features of products. Contrasting yet complimentary fabrics used in conjunction with wood. Clean lines and the trend of geometric patterns continues. Two seasons down and boldness of lineation continues.
Bold patterns were visible and when used in detailed areas it made for quirky design. The geometric shapes that have been embossed in different products to make it bright and colourful like an inspiration. African design influences surfaced and marries well with the monotone design.
Pastels are still used and by blending these with bolder tones, or neon colours it draws the eye without being overwhelming. It was delightful to see more personal artistic touches entering designs within the industry.