At Daedalian Glass Studios our main focus is on creating classic and timeless glass finishes. An interior design trend may only last for a year or two, whereas many of our projects (a luxury hotel redevelopment or a new superyacht for example) can take up to 5 years to reach completion.
Nonetheless, we keep a keen eye focussed on the trends of the industry we work in. Our glass design team regularly attend exhibitions, shows, and conferences and this up-to-date knowledge is invaluable with private clients who require `the latest thing`.
In this blog, we will speak about 3 trends we have identified and one that has been around for a couple of years but still keeps going:
Colour Trends – pink and blue (and green)
The predominant colour during London Design Week – especially at the London Design Fair – was pink. All shades of pink were being integrated in the designers’ products but the pairing of a light pink and blue hues stood out. This combination is demonstrated in the above fused glass sample.
Another trend worthy of note is the use of green as an accent colour. Examples of this in use are the use of a green feature wall, a large houseplant, or a bold item of green furniture that brings a splash of colour to the interior.
Antique mirror is very popular at present and we have received numerous enquiries for ongoing projects that specify antique-mirrored glass surfaces. It was also a very prominent interior design trend during London Design Week and a range of antiqued finishes were on show. The above glass design is a specialist CNC cut and hand polished, reeded and hand antique-silvered glass created by Daedalian Glass Studios for the Lanesborough Hotel in London.
The Natural Feel
Another interior design trend we have identified is the use of materials with a natural feel. The above image shows a personal collection of work created by our Glass Technician. Marged Owain. Her work is inspired by the traditional Welsh craftsmanship and her designs feature hand blown glass, carved wood, slate, and grass.
Geometrics have been around for some time now and they are still going strong. Pictured is a geometric feature installation created by Daedalian Glass Studios for the Brooklands Hotel.
However, the products featuring geometric patterns at the London Design Week this year reside in the middle / lower end of the market – lots of mass produced items. Surely this massification spells the end of geometrics and I will be surprised if we are writing about it as an interior design trend again next year.