Compiled by Team IAnD
Info & Images: courtesy HGH
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If you’re looking to spruce up your interiors, take a pick from Cognizance: Trends Forecast 2016-2017 that equips you with a detailed overview across home fashion and lifestyle…
Annual B2B trade show, HGH India held during the beginning of July in Mumbai, highlighted new and upcoming colour palettes, designs, materials and styles for 2016-17 in home textiles, furnishings, home décor and house-ware through ‘Cognizance’ a stylish and well-researched Trends Pavilion and the focal theme of the show.
Holistically spanning all categories, trends forecast have been segregated into five broad thematics: Sumptuous, Jollification, Perception, Confluence and Energise!
Sumptuous, which refers to the perfectly laidback chic style statement encompasses an assortment of grand and glamorous inner spaces. Inspired by luxurious, palatial lifestyle choices, the style favours objects like precious-looking cut stones, royal colours, and exquisite charming textures, carved frames, hand-woven textiles and glass.
Jollification springs to mind the spontaneity of a Bohemian – haphazard, yet joyous. Rooted in global ethnicities, the style comprises bold and vibrant colours that add drama with neon hues and set the mood for celebrations, festivals, carnivals and joyfulness. In short, uninhibited and fancy-free.
Perception takes an inward look and focuses as much on preconceived notions as on illusions/ illusory experiences. Here, mysterious lines create a visual curve, accentuating the perspective illusion. Bold and unconventional designs in home textiles and home décor; minimalistic, geometric prints and patterns; perfect bold and beautiful combinations; monochromatic black and white, accentuated with the singular touch of vibrancy, et al.
The raw magnetism of natural materials comes together in the style christened ‘Confluence’. Lively nuances are featured via stoneware and enameled plates and emphasized via simple chic forms. An urban vibe in a classy cottage backdrop; quiet elegance with sleek tables; single-tone colours and neat compositions; and accents in earthy textures take centre stage!
Underlying all the above and tying them in with gusto is the trend named ‘Energise’. It promulgates positive stimulation. Trendy and quirky patterns draw inspiration from social media. Happy and energized elements are clearly influenced by funky symbols and sci-fi graphics, reflecting contemporary lifestyle.
So, based on your space, your preferred style statement can create a trendy signature. Customize it with your exclusive, distinctive touch and spin your magic!