Trend Bible Guide to Paris this January

Paris

Maison et Objet Home & Interiors Trade Show in Paris returns this year, running from the 23rd to the 27th of January 2015.

Featuring both directional and commercial collections, Maison is a key destination to track existing and emerging design trends in product, surface, pattern, shape, colour and material.

2015 is the year in which Maison et Objet celebrates its 20th anniversary. In celebration of this, we have compiled a list of things to do and see in Paris this season, covering the most exciting and creative food, homeware and design that Paris has to offer.

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The Future of Craft

Advances in technology are shifting our relationship with traditional craft practices and pushing innovation dramatically within this sector. In November, our trend researcher Christine Kinson attended the Crafts Council’s Make:Shift - the first in a series of conferences exploring how new and existing methodologies, processes and materials are shaping the future of craft.

Among the world-leading innovators sharing their insights on the day were a surgeon, an expert on robotics in architecture and an inventor of colour-changing fabrics.

Here Christine shares some of her key findings from the conference as we ask what this new tech approach to craft means for the future of the retail sector and the home.

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Trade Show Calendar 2015

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The average cost of attending a trade show can be anywhere from £1000 upwards, with travel costs, accommodation and time out of the office for at least 2 team members to bear in mind.

Trend Bible attend leading international trade shows around the world to analyse the emerging trends in Home and Interiors and Kid’s Lifestyle products. We publish a full report on the shows we attend, featuring high resolution photographs of key products clustered in trends with expert analysis. Our reports cost just £350* +VAT.

To help you plan ahead, below is a full list of the tradeshow reports we will be publishing in 2015.

Maison et Objet, Paris  | 23rd-27th January

International Home + Housewares Show, Chicago | 7th-10th March

Salone del Mobile, Milan  | 14th-19th April

NY Now | 15th-19th August

Kind + Jugend, Cologne | 10th-13th September

If there are any trade shows you would like us to cover that we’re not currently, please just get in touch. The more interest we have, the more likely we are to be able to add these shows to our list.

*Get 10% discount when you order 4 or more reports. Contact us for more information or to preorder your reports now.

Download a free edit of our Maison et Objet 2014 report by clicking here.

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What Home Means to Me

Over the past few months, Trend Bible have been sharing insights into what the concept of ‘Home’ means to different individuals from around the world. The third instalment in our series of blog posts exploring ‘What Home Means to Me’, comes from Anri Hamilton, a Senior Trend Analyst at Trend Bible.

“Having had a nomadic childhood, home has always been an inner feeling I carry with me rather than a physical place. My house becomes a home when it’s filled with family, friends and memorable occasions. Home is the relaxed feeling of contentment, the bursting joy of laughter, the comfort of being able to honestly express myself.

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News: We are recruiting!

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THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

We’re looking for a full-time Junior Trend Researcher to join us at our Newcastle-based head office. The ideal candidate would be a pro-active, organised, hard-working, committed individual with excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills.

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How to get the most out of a trade show

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Attending a trade show can be an overwhelming experience. Navigating huge exhibition spaces filled with thousands of exhibitors and trying to capture the most important bits, while conscious of the valuable time spent out of the office, can make for a pressurised trip.

Trend Bible attend numerous trade shows every year and report on the emerging trends in Home & Interiors and Kid’s Lifestyle products. Here we share our top tips on how to make this years visit to Maison et Objet a successful and stress-free event.

  1. Send at least 2 team members
    There is often a lot of ground to cover and this will be far easier if there are more people to divide and conquer.
  2. Brief your team and have a plan
    Decide before you go which sections of the show are going to be the most valuable for you and plan to cover these first. Brief your team on anything specific to look out for or be aware of.
  3. Book a hotel close to the venue
    Especially when travelling to international shows – you don’t want to waste time travelling to and from the show or stuck in traffic.
  4. Take notes
    If you aren’t press you won’t have permission to take photos which means noting down any thoughts as you’re going around is essential. Hand out business cards so exhibitors can email you high resolution photos and take a spare bag for collecting any product packs.
  5. Analyse your findings
    What’s new this season? Are there any particular trends you should be paying attention to?
  6. Cross-reference findings with your colleagues
    Collaborate with your colleagues to combine notes and create an easy to read document of your findings, so you can effectively use the information and share it with other colleagues on your return to the office.
  7. Debrief your team
    One of the most important points is to debrief the rest of your team well so research is not lost and is shared throughout the business; maximise the value of your attendance.

If you are planning your trade show trips this year our Trade Show Reports can save you time and energy in trying to capture everything you need to. It provides our expert analysis of the trends with high resolution photographs in a digestible, inspirational format that is easy to share.  Look out for the full list of the trade show reports we’re publishing in 2015, including Maison et Objet, on our blog in the coming weeks.

Download a free edit of last years Maison et Objet report by clicking here.

 

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Spring Summer 2015 Trends 75% off*

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Remaining copies of our Spring Summer 2015 Home & Interiors and Kid’s Lifestyle Trend Books are now available for just £150+pp (over 75% off – usually £990*). These are the perfect tool for creative professionals who work much closer to the season.

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Each book contains 4 beautiful trend stories with inspirational imagery, PANTONE® referenced colour palettes and material swatches. They provide design direction across product, shape, print and pattern.

Contact us to get your copy while stocks last – enquiries@trendbible.com.

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News: Digital Trend Reports

Trend Bible publish a range of digital trend reports which provide our customers with up to date trend information in a digestible format, ready to download straight from our online shop. Bundle discounts are also available when ordering multiple reports – see below for further details or get in touch now to find out more. 

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Declutter & Detox: Key Trends for Marketing in 2015

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As this year draws to a close, it’s a good time to look forward to what we can expect in 2015. For marketing professionals, this means understanding what will motivate consumers and householders and engage their emotions.

Our Consumer Lifestyle & Home Environment Report covers sixteen trends clustered into four macro themes. In this post, we share insights from the report to help marketers build timely messages and campaigns for the year ahead.

Stressed & Over-worked
For 2015 we see a key theme emerging around the need to de-clutter our minds. In an age of information overload; finding time to reflect and recuperate becomes more important than ever. Last year in the UK hospital admissions for stress rose 7%, while in the US nearly 50% of the workforce feels overworked and deprived of sufficient leisure time to relax. Continue reading

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