Shelter was a current theme in many displays and installations....seeking the ultimate refuge, anxiety about a very uncertain future, the demands of a virtual, global world, make us look for our very own cocoon. We need to create an environment in which we can let go of our defenses, be ourselves, invite our family and friends, treasure private times.
We can create such an environment through color, textures, nature, soft designs. We need to explore outside the standard and expected vignettes. Let's bring in the old and mix it with the new....experiment, be daring, after all this is your life, with its ups and down...build your cocoon, your refuge.
This is what I would label as conceptual design....
I saw many different types of individual cabins, this being modeled after a gypsy's camper
A modern version of the mobile cabin
Wish I were kid!!
I noticed a strong trend towards rich colors, daring palette of purples, reds, lime green with the occasional bright white, a touch of silver and gold
I have carried these merino wool throws in my showroom...my fall color choices
Will be ordering the collection of beautifully handmade Italian ceramics by a young artist
Paola Navone, again this fall on display (soon in my showroom interieurs)
I ordered these bronze tables
loved the contrast of the japanese screen with the funky white cactus ceramics
Loved these plates designed by Paola Navone for Richard Ginori...very tempted to place an order
I met this artist and loved her work. I commissioned a series of sphere sculpture, including this piece
More to follow on outdoor furniture trends...my apologies for the rather poor quality of these images, but it is strictly forbidden to take photographs at the shows...I was yelled at quite a few times and pretended not to understand french...thanks for the I Phone, I was able to captures a few pics...