Thursday, 07 May 2020 09:27

SS20: trends for the future

    We are living through an unprecedented time; current events have forced us all to step away from our daily routines and consider the impact we have on the wider world. So, we’ve asked Style Library Contract to take a step back and review how the latest interior trends resonate with what is happening today.

    Celebrating maximalism

    March began with London Design Week, an international celebration of pattern and colour. Whilst so much has changed over the last few weeks, our industry’s creative spirit and love of design have not. Maximalism is all about empowering design. We can mix pattern with pattern, fuse different scales and textures, and meld colour palettes. There are no design rules, only design liberation. This is particularly true for Style Library Contract, home to six of the most iconic British interior brands, as we really can max out on design and performance.

    Here at Style Library Contract, we can see that the maximalism trend is particularly relevant right now. We may be constrained by social distancing at present, but our love for design is incredibly empowering and uplifting. The awe-inspiring use of colour and design in interiors can lift our spirits and make us feel less constrained. The latest collections from Sanderson, Clarke & Clarke and Morris & Co do just that. At Style Library Contract, we say, unleash your creativity and embrace maximalism.

    Natural touch

    Product innovation which also fulfils our desire to be connected to nature is more than an aspiration. It’s something that sits at the heart of Clarke & Clarke’s latest collections. Natura, Havana and Nevada each draw inspiration from the natural world to create calming, tranquil interiors whilst delivering the ultimate in contract performance. Explore faux silk effects, delicate slub weaves, textured linen looks alongside metallics, satins, embossed silhouette designs and semi-plain dimout fabrics. Each Clarke & Clarke collection is inherently FR.

    This trend is fulfilling our need to instil calmness amid the furore. Composed and sophisticated neutrals in matt and metallic effects create interiors with a natural sense of much-needed tranquillity and harmony.

    Architectural edge

    Inspired by Brutalist architecture, this trend focuses on effortless design whilst delivering exceptional performance. A collection of 10 wide-width wallcoverings, Anthology Volume 07 features cork for the first time, a material selected for its beautiful aesthetic and its environmental and acoustic benefits. Clarke & Clarke’s Puras has the architectural edge with 70 semi-plain fabrics. Inherently FR, these fabrics can be cleaned with water to remove stains.

    This trend is as much about innovation as it is about design style. Unrivalled performance underpins the aesthetic beauty of each fabric and wallcovering, providing designers with the assurance and confidence required for contract interiors.

    Nomadic roots

    Influenced by ancient trade routes and iconic destinations, the Nomadic Roots trend honours the beauty of traditional craftsmanship. A celebration of hand-crafted patterns, including tribal ikats, abstract statements and contemporary animal prints, Sanderson Caspian and Harlequin Mirador create a captivating signature style. Caspian epitomises country house style, taking influences from trade routes, in contrast, Mirador embodies the chic sophistication of a boutique hotel.

    Every one of us recognises that the world got smaller in 2020 as we all realised that we are one. The Nomadic roots trend is enriched by the cultural heritage behind many of our most-loved interior designs. The rich archives of Sanderson and Harlequin have inspired a selection of exquisite designs that will adorn hospitality interiors for many years to come.

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