The top design shows for 2016 have come and gone, leaving those in the home design business with plenty of inspiration. What will you be seeing at retail stores near you soon? Here are some of the best in show products featured at the top international design events this year.
Les Gambettes Suzie Chairs
Design firm Les Gambettes rolled out their simple, retro-inspired, whimsical chairs in an assortment of vintage prints and colors. The inspiration behind their design choices is a tropical summer.
Maison&Objet’s next Paris show is September 2-6, 2016.
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
A finalist in the Best in Show category of the NYCxDESIGN awards, Shore Rugs are woven from durable silicone cord into bold, modern textures and color patterns. Designed for use indoor or out, they feel cushy underfoot all while looking fab.
Mesh by Francisco Gomez Paz for Luceplan
This flexible pendant is outfitted with LED lights that illuminate a room in a stunningly stark, architectural way. Besides being a finalist for the NYCxDESIGN award at the International Contemporary Fair, the Mesh pendant also won the prestigious Red Dot “Best of the Best ” for 2016.
ICFF’s next show is slated in Miami Beach October 5-6. 2016.
Stockholm Design Week
Inblue by Monica Förster for Rörstrand
Designer Monica Förster has taken Rörstrand‘s traditional blue and white china and given it a fresh, new twist. The patterns appear to bleed like watercolors on the crisp, white porcelain.
Muubs Bathtubh Riverstone
The Riverstone Bathtubh is a unique, organic bathtub. The hollowed boulder creates a majestic focal point in any luxury bathroom. The raw stone material appears raw and harsh on the outside but is soft and smooth inside. No 2 are alike!
The next Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is February 6-12, 2017.
International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show
Sit by Katarzyna Kempa
Young Polish designer Katarzyna Kempa took the best in show prize at the International Furniture Fair in Singapore for her Sit ergonomic office stool. Although not for sale to the masses yet, Kempa made many contacts in Singapore which may lead to a production run of her chair and other office furniture designs.
The next IFFS in Singapore is scheduled for March 9-12, 2017.
Dwell on Design
Chandra Shuffleboard Table
The Dwell on Design New York show’s top hits included Chandra’s Shuffleboard Table. The solid wood table has leather accents and doubles as a pub-style dining table and shuffleboard center. A special coating protects the table surface and ensures that the pucks will slide well. The table’s design features graphic, interwoven legs and a contemporary vibe.
Sactional by Lovesac
Another big draw was the Lovesac Sactionals introduction. Lovesac has evolved beyond a beanbag company and into smart, modular furniture pieces, like the Sactional. The collection pieces are deceptively well tailored with clean, contemporary lines. The sleek Sactional designs have removable, washable covers and can easily be configured into various shapes.
Look for the upcoming Dwell on Design Show, open to the public, from June 24-26, 2016.
Many of these products (or versions of them) are available online. Now that you’;ve had an insider’;s look on what the top stores and designers saw at the international shows, take inspiration from the latest trends to freshen up your space.
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