May marked the return of London Design Week in Chelsea Harbour, one of the interiors and design industry’s most pivotal diary dates. Our team took a trip down to explore this year’s exhibition, spotting the latest and greatest trends, releases and more.
Firstly, one key trend placed the colour coral in the spotlight. A delightful colour bursting with energy, coral is on-trend thanks to its ability to inject some much-needed optimism into the home. After the turbulence of the past year, it is no wonder such a bright and cheery colour is on the rise. We think our Classic in Anthracite makes a great addition to similarly bright hues, providing depth and a strong contrast against such a bold colour.
Another key trend going forward is that of spaces inspired by nature, and the natural world. Many showrooms had pieces with natural elements like wood, slate and rattan. Sustainability then appears to be at the heart of design, with interior designers and manufacturers becoming more and more aware of the need to protect the environment, reducing waste. Some of Bisque’s offerings, such as the Lissett and Svelte work exceedingly well with this trend, thanks to their aluminium body, which is constructed expertly from recycled metal.
A style consistently exhibited at Design Week was that of the mid-century interior. This retro look presents materials like wood and leather alongside curves and geometric shapes. The result is a timeless space that simultaneously harks back to the ‘50s, whilst still infusing modern design elements to bring it bang up to date. Adding our Hot Spring rad to one’s home is an easy way to add mid-century flair, thanks to its eye-catching, coiled design.
Finally, green is set to be the colour of the year, with a myriad of vivacious tones like mint, ivy and sea-green all inescapable at Design Week. From cushions coloured in a delicate pear, to sofas splashed in an enrapturing teal, this palette encapsulated the main trends at Design Week. Thanks to our own RAL colour-match service, Bisque radiators can help rejuvenate one’s own home in this colour palette. Further, the naturally-inspired tones from the Earth Collection embody these ideas, making a radiator like the Classic in Verdigris Green the perfect addition to a space.
As well as serving up the latest trends and hottest brands, Design Week was truly significant as it was the first of the design shows to be hosted in person this year. With most events pivoting to a virtual approach in line with the nationwide (and global) lockdowns, it brought design professionals, journalists, stylists and designers together face-to-face for the first time in over a year. Here’s hoping this marks a real turning point for physical events and fairs, with the likes of Clerkenwell Design Week, New Designers, Maison & Objet and Salone del Mobile following suit later this year.
Which trends are you most looking forward to seeing as we move further into the year? Let us know!