By Sarah Ramsay, Tangram
The coolest of cool Scandinavians were among the 40,000 people who gathered for this year’s Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
We headed there to find out the very latest furniture trends, to use as inspiration for designing the interiors and supplying the furniture for Quartermile’s apartments.
Here’s an overview of the key trends at the fair:
- Pastels are clearly still hot for spring 2015. Think soft, washed out ice creams in tones such as peppermint, rose, lemon and pistachio. At the fair, these colours adorned upholstery of all kinds and were also applied to timber
- Room settings with dark walls emphasised the pastel colours, offering a stark contrast
- The most prevalent colour at the fair was blue, and you could find it in every colour. All manufacturers were hot on variations of indigo, navy and denim. This colour is big for 2015!
- Pantone’s colour of the year is warm, rich Marsala, so it’s perhaps not a surprise that hints of terracotta were seen everywhere
- Metal is still a huge trend for this year but it appears that copper is now on the wane
- Brass has taken over as the key metal for 2015 and it was seen everywhere and in all forms; matt, brushed and polished
- We noticed that fine, delicate and subtly coloured brown glass was prevalent at the fair
- Multiple colours and fabrics were used on single pieces of furniture, giving a textured look and feel
- We saw that many sofas appeared to float effortlessly and this was achieved through using exposed thin metal frames on the bases
- Wire tables and shelving coupled with coloured timber was a key trend and we noticed that many products were light and almost insubstantial in appearance, giving a minimalist look
- Dressed Dent: This amazing chair designed by O4i for Bla Station was literally been dressed. How they did it, we have no idea… but it looks amazing!
- Pebble: Designed by Joel Karlsson for Orsjo, this suspension light fitting in softly coloured blown glass and steel would look beautiful in a bedroom
- Knockout Table: With its solid stone base and stem and top in aluminium, this table designed by Ida Linea for Friends & Founders is stunning! It’s practical too, because the stem and top lifts out and can be used outdoors by sticking it into the ground
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is the world's largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design, for both home and public environments. The next event is in February 2016, so stay tuned to find out of what’s going to be hot next year…