AW 2015 trends

AW 2015 Trends – Something is going on in pencils in 2015 – it seams like a new focus is surfaced – We risk our reputation and point to a new contemporary trend in the furniture and living segment.

Pencil art for the living room

We are fund of new ideas, but even more curious when a designer integrate basic elements in new design. And since the good old pencil are no longer is use by most designers and people at large why not give it a new assignment in design – because it’s still a cool object whether used in a more traditional way or not!

Our Danish Craftsmen Tom Rossau joined the club of enthusiastic designers and craftsman who found a new use for this fantastic and more than 150 year old invention.

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Tom is famous for another iconic lamp, but perhaps this new model can create even more brand buzz for Tom Rossau.

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Other designers tipped in during the last 12 month and they are making a wide range of possible new pencil icons. Perhaps it’s just because they needed new ideas or source of inspiration. But it’s rather funny taking into consideration that most designers have had a pencil close by for many years.

For now I just enjoy the new take on an old object.

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Last in this new trend, it seams like pencils has drawn the attention of not just designers but other creative minds as well – for them pencil lead is now used as a micro canvas. This is rather new to most but thanks to google picture search we found a range of this new art form – perhaps we all need to sharpen the pencil in a new way too.

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Lots of funny pencil trends AW 2015 – do you still use the go old pencil for anything?

SS 15 Nordic Design Trend

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As we are about to exit the first month of 2015 it’s time to start looking to what the year will bring. This is a look at the modern Nordic homes and where it will evolve. What color is trendy? What decor style is popular? And what is the next big trend? Well, what is a modern Nordic home?

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Modern Nordic colors

As with seasons – colors come and go. The favorite amongst the northerners right now is grey, the Nordic choice for the basics. But the hottest color to be will be a dark warm red. The world-renowned color company Pantone has just revealed the color of 2015 last month. It is called ‘Marsala’ named after a liquor. According to Pantone ‘Marsala’ will be the most trendy color world wide this year in both furniture and interior. Marsala is an earthy tone of wine red and is a grounded color of elegance on it’s own and with a satisfying richness to it. Both nature and earth are the inspirations for the color that origins from Sicily, Italy, where the wine liquor comes from. The color could be called the umami of the colors as it is a ‘fulfilling meal’ in a sophisticated and satiating way (Source: Pantone).

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In general we’ll se a lot more red and copper-orange as 2015 rolls out. The hues of the red scale will mix in well in those Scandinavian homes and make it more interesting than just the basic pale palette of white, beige and grey (Source: BoBedre.dk and bedreboligliv.dk).

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The deep dark greens and blues we saw this fall continues into the new year. It creates a calm and cosiness in the homes. The courage to change up the style more during the year comes as we see an economical prosperity. As the seasons will change so will our homes and as the white Scandinavian nights closes in the homes will transform with small changes (like bedspread, pillowcases, vases). So welcome the colors into your decor with a upholstered bright furniture or a painted wall in dark dusky color to break away from the norm.

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Minimalistic Nordic Bauhaus

The trendy modern Nordic homes has been rather minimalistic for a long time and is still dominating. The new here is the contrast that is added with the arty and geometric Bauhaus-style. Decorative details or a dark color will be an element to contrast the otherwise clean peeled white walls. Minimalism is still a focus but added something extravagant to renew the look of the nature style with the Nordic woods to make it more elegant.

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Marble and metals are strong elements from the Bauhaus period. Copper was the big thing in 2014 and we are far from done with it although brass is taking over as the number one metal. The warm glow matches very well with the otherwise rather cold tone Nordic style is know for.
White marble is clean and elegant and goes well to break a minimalistic Scandinavian home. The green and red marble is very ‘nature’ and together with brass it raises the stylish elegance of a room decorated with light or darker woods, leather and other nordic materials.

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New trend – 3D printing

One of the new trends that clashes a little with the philosophy of CPHmade is the new possibilities the entry of 3D printing brings. This new modern technology will revolutionize the way we think of creation. As 3D printing will become more and more common it will be easier for the consumers to simply(fied) just print their furnitures in the future.

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The chinese firm Yingchuang New Materials Inc. has gone all the way with printing entire houses. But the printers required to make this scale are huge (about 6 meters tall 40 meters long and 10 meters wide) so probably not for the everyday consumer (Source: mx.dk). To print something in it’s entirety will probably be a little demanding to do at home, and not as easy as the whole 3D printing may sound. At times less is more. As an example Keystones from studio Mina-Maeda in Milano has made a white plastic construction you can print at home. It will hold a table together without any further parts (Source: Bo Bedre).

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For sure – we have not seen more than the first snowflake on the tip of the iceberg which 3D printing with accelerating haste will become. Although this is very smart we all know that a trend needs a countertrend. This is why 3D printing hardly will be the knock-out of handcrafted furniture. On the opposite it wouldn’t be unthinkable that 3D printing will be a factor in an increase in the demand of unique handmade quality furniture in organic materials as people grow tired of the ‘copy+paste’ trend. Check out one of the best in Copenhagen to make Nordic handmade furniture here.

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Photos from: Bobedre, Ferm Living, Monomade, iBoligen.dk, Lokal, Ask Emil, Droobski og Pantone.

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A/W 2014 interior trends

billede8Here at CPHmade we have been through some of this falls’ living magazines to find out the best trends for your home this season.

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This fall the neon is out and instead the more dusty colors are sneaking into the scandinavian homes to make time for relaxing. While pastels are for spring these colors are darker but with a muted color tone.

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Colors like blue or burgundy are especially gaining grounds this season. Calming yet stylish in the home, creating a comfortable focus for the eye this color palette makes a great stress-free atmosphere in the room. The cool tones blends in nicely with furniture in wood that will bring warmth to the room.

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If you dare you could try to decorate an entire room in one color scheme, as if inspired by a Wes Anderson film. The trick here is to keep focus on the purpose of doing so – making a stylish room where the colors help quiet the place instead of making it messy and untidy. A tone in tone color palette will help ease the eye to a peaceful atmosphere inside while the fall-storms are raging outside.

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We still see a lot of inspiration from the 30’s Art Deco with marble and metal. Elegant and luxurious like a fancy hotel with lots of gold, crystals and heavy fabrics like velvet. Creating small still lebens is popular and the combinations of the dusty darker color scheme goes really well with metals as well as pottery and glass in the hues. Marble is still popular but you can also substitute it with elements in concrete to gain a rough contrast to the soft fabrics and shiny metals.

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Concrete is also a factor in the urban jungle and goes beautifully with all sorts of wood. These years we see a rise in urban gardening – getting nature into the city. Now people are taking it a step further and letting nature into their home.

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Most people already have a few limp potted plants in the home, but a new trend is to give the plants more space new pottery and integrate them more in the home.

billede1Creating a little green corner in the homes and maybe to home-grow chillies or herbs is not only nursing to look at, it is also a possibility to take charge of some of the foods we eat. This is a trend as sustainable as they get.

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Though plants might be more of a ‘spring-thing’ don’t forget that you can also grow a small Christmas tree in a pot inside prolonging the joy of the winter’s feast.
If you haven’t got green fingers also try incorporating nature into your home with soft shades of watercolor arts or prints for the walls.

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Photos from BoBedre, Boligmagasinet, Vogue Living, Elle Decorations, BoligLiv, Copenhanger, Kortkartellet, Ditte Fisher, Nygårds Maria Bengtsson, Toril Bækmark Illustration, Justina Blakeney, Shelterness, Drobski, Flügger and Sadolin.