Stay up-to date with the 2023 design trends and some of the top macro trends to impact interiors and design in the next year
Trend forecasting is the process of researching and analyzing consumers habit, to provide designers’ and brands a vision of the future. In fact, by knowing what will be relevant in the years to come, what trends will last and what are just passing, they can make wiser choices and create products that sell more – because they will meet customers’ tastes and needs.
Part of my work, other then identifying and researching about macro trends together with other researches and experts, is then translating these into tangible interiors and design directions – in the form of CMF ( color, material, finishes ) analysis.
We are sharing in this new series of articles some of the key design trends for 2023 we identified during our trend services and how they are translated in interiors. We are exploring a second trend today – don’t forget to explore the first 2023 in this post.
DESIGN TRENDS 2023 | Top macro trend #2
Care for the Others
The care mindset believes “no man is an island” and it challenges our society’s individualistic approach to life, with a new approach towards the community.
The concept of inclusivity is finally taking a central position evolving into new series of services, products, materials, exploring solutions for everybody. The global approach towards all kinds of diversities is changing, embracing them and considering them in the earliest stages of design. For example, fashion brands are finally giving diversity, equity and inclusion the attention they demand, with the new concept of “adaptive fashion” ( first launchd by Tommy Hilfinger ) – clothing that has been designed to accommodate different ability requirements.
CARE FOR THE OTHERS / how the macro trend is translated in interiors and design
The macro trend is leading to many interesting news and shifts int he world of design, lead by the concepts of inclusive, of gender-neutral, of multisensoriale design. A new functional beauty that appeals to everybody and that embrace imperfections as part of the beauty of life.
CARE FOR THE OTHERS / finishes and materials
This trend explores imperfection and the highlight goes to rough, untreated surfaces. Exposed cement, rusty metals, handmade and cracked ceramics – but also techniques such as the kintzugi which celebrate beauty of imperfection.
CARE FOR THE OTHERS / colors
The trend is translated into a new color scheme made of worn neutrals. That is, a palette which includes gender-neutral shades that are muted and minimal and often raw – thin gray from exposed cement, for example.
CARE FOR THE OTHERS / shapes and styles
The trend is translated into functional interiors which embrace imperfection: abstract, irregular, and hand drawing motifs matched with raw materials. The inspiration comes from new brutalism and wabi-sabi, highlighting raw, unfinished and unornamented shapes.
CARE FOR THE OTHERS / moodboard
What do you think of this trend, do you like it? Stay tuned on italianbark.com for other new trends for the next year!
This content is part of an extensive trend research featuring 9 top trends for the next 2 years, in collab with SOMA studio Milano and Maria Pigatto
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