The Stage: Colour is fascinating – Christine Gottwald about phenomena, trends and tendencies

Photo: Akzo Nobel Deco
Photo: Akzo Nobel Deco

Each year the paint manufacturer Akzo Nobel invites international trend experts to filter the latest trends. Together with trend watchers and international experts in design, architecture and fashion, the team analyses and discusses current developments in art, technology, design and society. These analyses provide the basis for Colour Futures 2017. This talk presents the study on the latest trends and colour concepts

Blue is Germany’s favourite colour

Photo: e15, Kerman
Photo: e15, Kerman

The Germans love blue. With 19 per cent preferring this colour, it is ahead of green (14%) and red (13%) by a clear margin. The most popular colour spectrum overall runs from beige (10%) and yellow (7%) through to orange (6%). These are the findings of a representative nationwide survey of 1,000 Germans aged between 16 and 75, commissioned by the German Paint Institute in Frankfurt (DLI / Deutsches Lackinstitut).

The Stage: No more afraid of the first date.
Andrea H. Heppe gives interior tips for singles

Photo: Stilquelle
Photo: Stilquelle

You’ve always wanted to give yourself and your home a style check-up? Then we’ve got something for you: in her talk, designer Andrea H. Heppe will give you plenty of tips on how you can spice up the little touches in your home and how you and your interior design can win over your date with your style and charm, but without having to dress to the nines.

The Stage: Eero Koivisto about the combination of form and function of timeless design

Photo: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Photo: Claesson Koivisto Rune

Design can be serious, fun, artistic, joyful, witty, ecological, socially aware, soft, hard, or just plain useful. However, function must always be a part of the equation. Eero Koivisto – architect, designer, and partner of Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects from Stockholm – will talk about the work of the studio, their roots in Nordic design. And he will talk about combining form and function, while striving to be timeless and standing apart from trends and fleeting fashions.

The Stage: Karl Johan Bertilsson about rebellious luxury and togetherness with the colour trends 2018

Photo: NCS Colour
Photo: NCS Colour

The colour trends for the coming seasons are a bold mix between rebellious, subtle luxury and togetherness. Key words that reflects our world today and which have brought us four fascinating trend stories. Karl Johan Bertilsson of NCS Colour will present colour trends for 2018 and he will give insights on why they have occurred and where they are heading, so that the audience will one step ahead of coming colour directions.

Interview with John Löfgren of Form Us With Love: „The borders are blurring.“

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The team of Form Us With Love, with founders John Löfgren (left) and Jonas Pettersson (right)
Photo: Jonas Lindström

The young designers of Form Us With Love, Stockholm, know where they come from. But more important: they know where they are headed. And that circumstances for a new generation are different from those for the big Scandinavian designers decades ago. A conversation with co-founder John Löfgren about tradition, new lifestyles, and imm cologne as a business spot.

The Stage: Ursula Geismann about Megatrends 2017

Photo: Ursula Geismann, VDM
Photo: Ursula Geismann, VDM

Everybody needs a place to live! This makes the home both an individual and a sociocultural issue. At the same time, to have a home means to evolve because standards, functions and aesthetics have always changed. In her talk, trend analyst Ursula Geismann discusses the extent to which global mega trends, the economy and culture influence home lifestyles, examining and evaluating all these factors.

Pure Talents Contest Nominee Pieter Peulen:
“I should visit squad’s more often.”

Photo: Pieter Peulen
Photo: Pieter Peulen

Pieter Peulen, born in 1993, is an interior and furniture designer based in Belgium. A solution thinker that likes to keep it simple. The inspiration for Flexit had Pieter Peulen during his time in school while living in student accommodations. Because of the frame structure, Flexit can be a bed, a desk, or bunk bed. In the interview, Pieter Peulen talks about the how it came to this idea.