AUTUMN/ WINTER 21 – SEASONAL TREND REPORT
The interior architecture and design market is rapidly evolving, influenced by the economy, culture, climate and social trends. This autumn/ winter season, we explore the top 3 trends/ reports in the residential and hospitality industries, such as sustainability and augmented reality. Let us know what you think of the trend report explored below:
TOP 3 RESIDENTIALTRENDS
Our director Rumcy Supra, sees the residential design style influenced and passed down from the hospitality industry. Hospitality projects such as hotel and F&B interiors are more daring at trialling exclusive experiences and trends. Once a particular design trend has been familiarised amongst residential owners, it evolves into their homes. However, not all trends transition to the residential market.
Here are our Residential – Autumn/ Winter 2021 design trends to look out for:
1. SCULPTURED FURNITURE
Inspired by nature, furniture design took organic form throughout 2021 and continued to become a statement piece in homes this season. This is due to greater importance placed on the aesthetics and purpose of furniture that accommodate work and personal lifestyle.
2. BIOPHILIC INTERIOR DESIGN
During the lockdown, there was a demand for nature in the comfort of homes. It meant some people relocated to greener locations, and others reconfigured/ redecorated homes brought the outdoor experience indoor as an alternative. For this season, trends include:
• Earthy palette such as SAGE (autumn colour) & BROWN (winter colour) applied as decorative or on surfaces.
• Incorporating indoor seasonal plants.
• Natural surface materials (stone, rattan, wood and clay).
• Free-formed furniture and/ or décor.
Biophilic design is a trend that will grow into the year 2022. Since COP 26 Summit, many companies and suppliers are shifting their services and supplies in favour of sustainability.
Dining Room Feature Plant Panel – By Plant Wall Design
3. LED MIRRORS
Supra Design team favours this trend, as we adore mirrors. It can attract and reflect natural/ artificial light, which is needed as the daylight grows shorter. Mirrors can also make an area appear bigger if applied to the wall or ceiling. The additional LED light fitted creatively (around the edges or inside the mirror) is perfect for communal areas such as the hallway, lounge area, or bedrooms.
TOP 3 HOSPITALITY TRENDS
The hospitality industry is immensely affected by culture, economy and technology driving consumer demands. Gensler and DYG conducted a research amongst 4,000 people to see whether the hospitality industry aligned with consumer needs. The research results described six findings that were essentials to consider when designing hospitality interiors – Some of which we will be outlining below:
Sustainable design has steadily grown over the years. However, since COP 26 summit, many industries, including hospitality, are taking proactive steps towards greener services to improve consumer experience.
For example, Room2 Chiswick in West London opened the world’s first green boutique hotel with zero carbon contribution. They have considered ways to utilise waste, converting them into renewable energy and implement sustainable interior decor throughout their interiors.
Guest Lounge @ Room2 Chiswick
2. Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual and augmented reality is a BIG one to watch out for this winter season and will continue to grow to the year 2022. Since Mark Zuckerberg announced Meta and Metaverse, hospitality industries have the opportunity to give guests an augmented reality experience prior to visiting in person.
Have a look at Hotel Sofia’s renewed look on virtual reality shared on Youtube – Hotel Sofia: Barcelona
3. Niche & Narrated Brand
As per Gensler and DVG findings, consumers are searching for unique journeys that are simplified and niche. Hospitality owners who aware of their consumer needs are introducing innovation into their business by renovating spatial design and differentiating services to stand out from their competition.
Here is a great example of restaurant/ nightclub The Aura in Wembly – Corridor Design @ The Aura
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