Guide to London This Spring

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As trend forecasters, we are constantly tracking inspiring new events, exhibitions and design launches. In the run-up to the Summer, we look at a selection of the most interesting pop-up stores, festivals and exhibitions not to be missed in London in the coming months.   Continue reading

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Milan Design Week 2016: Highlights

Trend Bible 1This month our researchers attended one of the most important events in the design calendar; Milan Design Week. Celebrating its 55th year, the main show Salone del Mobile hosted designer collaborations and saw the return of kitchen focused exhibition EuroCucina. As Milan Design Week continues to expand with surrounding exhibitions and installations, we’re seeing these extra events gain more interest, often presenting the most forward thinking concepts and ideas. Trend Bible publish a comprehensive report, sharing emerging trends from Milan Design Week across home and lifestyle sectors. In this post we share trends spotted at the main show as well as key concepts to emerge from the design districts.
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Trend Tracker: Impressionist Spring Summer 2016

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We recently tracked the emergence of our Spring Summer 2016 trend, Weathered, which was published over two years ago in our Home & Interior Trend book.  In this post we explore how UK and US retailers have adopted another of our 2016 home trends for Spring Summer, Impressionist. Continue reading

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How Virtual Reality is Transforming Education

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Featured in our 2016 Kids Insight Report, the macro trend Blended Reality reveals how new virtual technologies are offering revolutionary approaches to learning for children. As experiential learning is emphasised as increasingly important, we explore how technology is allowing real-time experiences for kids and consider the significance this holds for the future.

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The Future of Work Part 1: The New 9-5

DeskOver the past 10 years, office culture has gone through a rapid transformation due to the power and fast development of assisting technology. Items considered a desk necessity have now condensed into our laptop and mobile devices; migrating into the digital world. With calendars, emails and inspiration all instantly accessible and formatted into apps, we review how this revolution in organisation and communication is affecting the modern day 9-5. Trend Bible forecasts trends across all areas of the home, analysing and interpreting impactful shifts in consumer lifestyle. By studying these changes within the work environment, we see how life at home is directly affected.

Whether it’s a change in attitude towards the typical working day, or new functionalities of the office desk, this 3 part series of blog posts shares insights into the future of work.

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Trend Spotting vs. Forecasting

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We forecast future trends and predict consumer behaviour to help retailers and brands build commercially successful and inspiring product ranges across Home & Interiors and Kids Lifestyle. Trend forecasting isn’t unpredictable. There are a number of factors that govern change, influence consumers and shape taste.

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Material Trends for the Home

Trend Bible 2From left to right: My Dubio, Obiekt at Etsy, H&M Home 

With a move towards a more minimal aesthetic in the home, materials are increasingly being used as a replacement for pattern and colour. The transition to grey-based neutrals, has also allowed a wider variety of tones to be introduced into the home through hard surfaces and materials.

As published in our forecasts for Autumn Winter 2015/16 and Spring Summer 2016, we explore how metals, stone, woods and synthetics are offering texture, pattern and warmth.

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Milan Design Week 2016: What Not to Miss

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Made up of Fuorisalone and Salone del Mobile, Milan Design Week is one of the most influential events of the design calendar. This year the show will be celebrating its 55th edition and will be hosting over 300,000 exhibitors from more than 160 countries. The event is split across 3 top design districts: Brera, Tortona and Ventura Lambrate, all of which our researchers will be attending. Showcasing new collections, and with a variety of  events, let us guide you through what not to miss at Milan Design Week 2016 …  Continue reading

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Home & Kids Autumn Winter 2016/17 Trends: 75%* off

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Our Autumn Winter 2016/17 Home & Interior and Kid’s Lifestyle trend books are now available for just £200* (over 75% off – usually £1050). This offer remains while limited stocks last.

Our twice-yearly trend book is an essential tool for buyers, designers and marketers looking to stay ahead of the game. Each season we feature four unique trend stories grounded in evidence of what is driving change for the consumer, helping you to understand and explain why a particular trend is happening. This promotion on our Autumn Winter 2016/17 books is perfect for those of you working closer to the season.  Continue reading

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How to Translate Trends for Buyers

TB_Image3Translating and communicating a trend for your whole team to understand can often be one of the hardest parts of working with trends. Making trend information clear and considered can help to make the development of product collections or marketing campaigns go smoothly.

We’ve previously explored how trend forecasting adds value to even the best internal design teams; here we share some of our top tips to help design teams translate trends for buyers.

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