Dated Design and the Quest for the Timeless Classic

July 29, 2014

As a designer I’m always aware of trends and fashions in design and increasingly find myself gravitating towards designs that are timeless and classic. The hope is that something I buy or design will still be viewed as contemporary and desirable a couple of years hence. Sadly this hope is a slim one. The cycle of trends and fashions in all aspects of design has become extraordinarily fast. These days, even last years model appears quaint and retro.
Colour Trends for 2014

March 22, 2014

A relatively new profession, colour forecasters are made up of many parts. They are part designer, part seer and part sociologist. They can draw predictive information from such diverse areas as the fashion runway, car manufacturers and the home wares industry.