Inspirations 18/19: PASSAGES
04-05-2017 in Press Release
Look at how we live and you will understand why the next trend theme was given the name PASSAGES. We don’t ‘root’ anymore. We flutter from one meeting to the next. Our identity has more often become a ‘multiplicity’, looking for the next, perhaps even the ultimate thrill.
PASSAGES is all about the effect of our nomadic lifestyle and the continuous transition in which we find ourselves. It’s about fluid times. And not having control over the speed of the change. Or just not for long anyway.
But transitions are plainly fascinating. Because change is linked to challenges and astonishment. Not to mention ‘cleverness’.
For this reason the MoOD trend team investigated how designers deal with the rapidly changing world of the interior. The conclusion of their research is that we evolve into the hybrid way of working and living. An eclectic mix of styles and colours. But ultimately we long for silence, serenity and peace.
PASSAGES is one large theme that has us all mesmerised. All of the time. A theme with 4 key elements that influence today’s designers without a doubt:
Analogue / Identity / Antropocene / Myth
At MoOD these 4 elements will serve as the starting point for the Blue Drop awards and labels.
For the first time we see a remarkable uprising in intermediate hues. Colours that arise from the mix of two other colours, like green and blue or purple and blue. ‘Blurple’ if we use the trend team’s lingo. Colours that refer to peace and quiet that do not start any discussion or polarisation. (Analogue)
Additionally we see a lot of colours that refer to humanity. With references to skin or the eyes for example. his is generally interpreted as an expression of the desire for more human compassion and putting mankind back at the centre of it all. (Identity)
New are those colours that refer to the beauty in ugliness. In garbage for example, or in the play of colours of an old floor in a subway station. Sometimes even in the multicoloured plastic soup that litters our oceans. (Anthropocene)
But there is also room for a whiff of exotism and escapism with lots of colourful influences and cheerful chaotic colour pallets. (Myth)