Milan Design Week 2015 Highlights

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Last month our researchers attended the biggest European trade show of the furniture and interiors calendar, Salone del Mobile. As part of Milan Design Week 2015, we also saw the return of the lighting hall Euroluce, and the debut of the first ever Kids’ Design Week (read more).

Here we share our highlights from the show.

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What’s influencing life at home for parents & kids in 2016?

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We believe children respond to their own set of influences. By understanding how this shapes behaviour for both the parent and child is essential in creating commercially successful product ranges, ad campaigns and marketing strategies for products used or consumed in and around the home. Below we reveal the key insights you should be tapping into for 2016.  Continue reading

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Home Trends: Spring Summer 2015

Our Seasonal Previews provide an insight into the trends you can expect to see emerge in stores over the coming months. Our Home & Interior Trends for Spring Summer 2015 were first forecast and published back in 2013.

Here we share a preview of two of four trends forecast for the season, Monometric and  Originate. Sign up to our free monthly trend updates and receive the full preview featuring all four trends for Spring Summer 2015.

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Kids Design Week, Milan 2015

KDWTo kick off our top picks from Milan Design Week 2015, we share our highlights from the first Design Week aimed specifically at kids as part of the Salone Del Mobile fair.

“A child-like approach, free of the strict perceptive grids which are typical of the adult way of looking at things, can be an exciting starting point for designers.” Kids Design Week Continue reading

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What my baby’s home means to me

Jules Baby RoomFollowing on from our ‘What home means to me’ series, Trend Bible spoke to Press Officer and mum-to-be Julia Williams, about the unveiling of her newly decorated nursery.

“I’m an avid Instagrammer (@thisisjules), and am continually inspired and influenced by the interior styles of some of the creative people I follow. Several of the items we have sought for the nursery; such as blankets, artwork and cushions, have come from small independent online businesses I have found through this international social network community.” Continue reading

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75%* off Autumn Winter 2015/16 Trends

Trend Book ShotFor those of you working closer to the season, our Autumn Winter 2015/16 Home & Interior and Kid’s Lifestyle trend books are now available for just £150 + p&p (over 75% off – usually £990*). This offer remains while limited stocks last. Continue reading

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Your guide to Milan Design Week 2015

 

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This week, our trend researchers will be heading to Milan Design Week 2015. For those of you planning your trip, we’re sharing our tips on what not to miss at this year’s event.

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The Future of Parenting

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Industry leaders gathered last week to hear our latest insights on The Future of Parenting. Held at London’s Material Lab, we explored various Millennial parenting styles as part of our 2016 Kids Lifestyle forecast.

“Interesting, challenging and thought provoking”

Aimed towards kids brands and retailers, the presentation disclosed our four Parenting Mindsets©; The Fixer, The Earth Mother, The Independent and The Free Range parent©. We discussed how each of these mindsets shape behaviours and impact the consumer habits of modern parents.

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International Home and Housewares 2015

Chicago ImagesTrend Bible attend the leading home and interiors trade shows globally to evidence and document emerging trends within this sector. This month Senior Trend Analyst, Ruth Kelly, travelled to Chicago for the International Home and Housewares Show 2015.

With over 2,100 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees, this is truly one of the largest shows for international housewares. Below we share our key findings from this year’s show. Continue reading

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Easter Trends 2015

Easter RabbitsStaying on top of design trends, as they emerge in store, is an essential part of understanding and developing your own product ranges for the following year.

Our Senior Trend Analysts have been in stores across London and New York, documenting the freshest retail trends for Easter 2015.

This season the traditional rabbit motif was scaled right down and repeated to create some lovely micro prints. This was spotted across greetings and homeware products in both UK and USA stores, including Paperchase, M&S and Crate & Barrel (pictured above).

Our In Season Retail Reports provide you with valuable knowledge of the trends your competitors are adopting, as well as providing a source of inspiration. Our Easter 2015 In Season Retail report is available now from our online shop. This report covers trends across stationery, greetings, gifts, homeware and confectionery.

Click here to get your copy now or contact us to see a free edit of this report.

 

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