How to Build Commercial Product Ranges

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For retailers we understand that beautiful trend stories must translate into commercial product ranges in-store. Our ‘range build’ tool allows you to pin-point key features, for easy and accurate interpretation of the seasonal trends.

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Spring Summer 2017: Home & Kids Trends Now Available

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Available in digital and hard copy formats, our newest forecasts for Spring Summer 2017 are now available to buy. Guiding you through the latest trends across Kid’s Lifestyle and Home and Interiors, our trend publications offer clear and commercial guidance for the designer.

Our seasonal trend books provide comprehensive design direction for home products across colour, shape, material, print and pattern. Each book contains four unique trend stories, with PANTONE® referenced colour palettes.

To see more of our latest trend gathering, visit our Pinterest.

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The Conscious Consumer

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As experts in forecasting trends for the home environment, part of our specialism lies in understanding changes in consumption behaviour across a broad range of industries, including food and dining.

Recently covered in our Home Insight 2016 report, there continues to be evidence of supermarkets celebrating ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables in an effort to counteract unnecessary food waste. Influenced by increasing consumer awareness of organic farming processes and the ongoing warnings of food shortages, several initiatives have been set up to change the way we buy into food.

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SS15 Monometric Trend Tracker

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We recently revealed our forecast for Spring Summer 2015 trends in our latest Seasonal Preview. Since being published over two years ago in our Home & Interior Trend book, we can now evidence these trends as they unfold in store.

In this post, we track the emergence of our Monometric trend, from the leading European trade shows to UK and US high street stores. 

Envisioned nearly two years ago; lined, spotted and geometric prints are accompanied by graphic weaves and are bold with a combined palette of monochromes and a range of cool and mossy greens.

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Trend Bible Selects: New Designers Part 2

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Our researchers attended Part 2 of New Designers last week to see graduate work across furniture, product and 3D design. We awarded our ‘Trend Bible Selects’ to the most innovative concepts that fit into rapidly changing consumer demands, already identified within our most recent forecasts.  Continue reading

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Trend Bible Selects: New Designers Part 1

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The UK’s biggest design graduate show, New Designers, opened its doors last month for Part 1; showcasing textile and surface design, applied art and jewellery from over 100 British art colleges and universities.

Trend Bible attends the trade show every year as it offers a unique insight into the ideas that are inspiring young graduates. It’s also a fantastic place to spot the stars of the future. This year we awarded “Trend Bible Selects” to the designers we think are doing something really special.

We share our top three graduates of Part 1:

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Inspiring Stationery by Emily McDowell

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Seen recently at The National Stationery Show New York, Emily McDowell enforces powerful messages within her stationery using typography as the design focal point, rather than a motif. Inspired by her own illness, Emily’s work evidences an emerging stationery trend that breaks the rules and places ‘Humanity at the Heart’.

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‘Washed Up’ Homewares This Summer

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As well as forecasting 2 years ahead, we believe it’s important to carefully track the trends that emerge in-store at key points throughout the year. Earlier this month, our researchers hit the UK and US high street to uncover the most popular homeware trends adopted by major retailers for Summer 2015.

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Food Inspired Stationery at NSS 2015

NSS_1From left to right: Elum Designs, Bramble Workshop, Sea + Lake, Knot & Bow, Bando

The National Stationery Show is the most comprehensive marketplace for greeting cards, stationery and crafting products in the States. Our US Trend Editor, Estela Lugo visited the show along with 10,000 other attendees last month, to report back on key design trends within the world of stationery.

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Events Not to Miss This Summer

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As part of our intelligence gathering process, our Senior Trend Analysts attend events and exhibitions throughout the year. Below we share more on some of London’s top Summer exhibitions, including the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at the Tate Modern, The V&A’s exploration of ‘What is Luxury?’ and the London Festival of Architecture.

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