When design professionals are seeking the latest trends and inspiration, they find their muse in Colourways’ annual trend forecast. This leading body, which was established by the Design Institute of Australia, identifies and delivers the latest in Australasian trend developments for colour, material and finish. These facets of design will then go on to anchor the industry in terms of development, manufacturing and marketing. Here are the story boards for two of this year’s top picks.
The Colourways 2014 trends are:
Pioneering Spirit | Industrial Evolution | Sunday Matinee | Byzantine Princess
‘Everything is used – everything that exists can be recreated and loved again as something new’
This is the story of the bare truth. Pioneering Spirit draws on the simple honesty of the landscape and the charm of rough and worn features. Among its palette you’ll spot the twisting marl of ghost gum, grey lichens, dusty blues and weathered creams. Durable materials from the Earth, like hewn wood and homespun wool, offer a raw and unembellished character.
‘Let the fun times begin. Relax, revive, refresh.’
Winding through time to discover the character and nostalgia of another era is what makes this trend shine. Curving ceramics hark back to times gone by and are licked with pastel shades, while the glare of yesterday and tough times past dissolve in a sun-filled corner. The palette blooms with eucalypt green, lemonade shades and a soft retro allure.
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Photography and styling by Colin Doswell and Deborah McLean