Picks from Design Shows in Europe and the US, part III

The ColorVoyant Watch

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This edition of The ColorVoyant Watch highlights key trends in materials, structures and color as seen at shows and exhibitions in Milan and New York in 2013. These trends are:

Soft Copper

Carrera Marble

Animated Wood

Honeycomb/Hexagonal

Fractal

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Materials, Textures and Color Watch

Milan Design Week is the largest and most comprehensive arena showcasing major design directions and concepts as well as key trends for materials and color each year. The focus on materials and textures has never been this important. Learning the processes of transforming existing and new materials was a key direction in Milan.

ICFF 2013 – International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City – is a wonderful gauge of Euro Design in the US, should you not had the opportunity to see Milan and other Euro shows for trend direction. www.icff.com

WantedDesign in New York City, teamed with NYCxDESIGN, is an inaugural citywide event to showcase and promote all design disciplines. www.wanteddesignnyc.com, nycxdesign.com

Soft Copper

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Milanese fashion footwear that shines.

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Copper transforms when reacting to heat. It’s true patina and the reaction offers an experimental texture that’s organic, iridescent and textural. Image from Milan.

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A recipe for culinary reactions…Gradations of patina influence the direct translation of the color combination: green and rose gold/copper. Foodscapes at Ventura Lambrate in Milan.

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Tom Dixon’s MOST exhibition in Milan highlighting his signature usage of the rose copper in table form.

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Wallpaper Magazine exhibition in Milan offers copper barware by Tomás Alonso, Lobmeyr and Absolut Vodka. www.wallpaper.com/handmade

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From conventional to unconventional marble applications, MGM Marble and Stones from Guarda of Italy at ICFF 2013 in New York. www.mgmstone.com/it

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An urban perspective on outdoor cooking at WantedDesign, also in New York.

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Wallpaper Magazine’s Milanese exhibition displaying Carrera concepts.

 

Animated Wood

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Animated wood grain in ColoRing Furniture by Jo Nagasaka of Japanese Schemata Architects at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. http://schemata.jp

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The next generation of wood direction….Geometrics score the surface of wood graining, adding new dimensions to familiar materials at Spazio Rossanna Orlandi, Milan.

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Wood takes a new colorful dimension with painted geometrics on wood by Volk Furniture and Why Not Bespoke. All from ICFF 2013 in New York. www.volkfurniture.com, http://whynotbespoke.com

Honeycomb/Hexagonal 

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New Colony Furniture skillfully designs new shapes for conventional forms at ICFF 2013, New York.

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Scored wood by Kirei, also from ICFF 2013. www.kireiusa.com

 

Fractal 

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Dennis Parren’s Diamond shade fractal lighting pendants at Spazio Rossanna Orlandi, Milan. http://dennisparren.nl

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Italian textile supporting the 2015 Milan World Expo: fractal shapes are refined into a unified blanket.

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I’m glad that there are advocates for melodic color! Image from DMY’s Berlin Trails exhibition at Ventura Lambrate in Milan. http://dmy-berlin.com/en/news/berlin-trails-milan

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Spatter paint is refined and contained. Pendulum painting bowls allow the design to form while you’re traveling. Just load the paint, box and go. Upon return, open and view the new design!
Images from Ventura Lambrate in Milan.  http://en.sistudio.cl/collections/design

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Vivid stripes of color by Reuber Henning. Ventura Lambrate, Milan. www.reuberhenning.de/en

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Lex Pott’s vessels at Spazio Rossanna Orlandi in Milan. Beauty in copper and reactive color.  www.lexpott.nl

Colors from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

Color from Tikkurila’s Taika Pearlescent Paints and Glazes card

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Yellow-based oranges with smoky gray-scale highlights and lowlights. Image from Milan.

Colors from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

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Translucent/washed flame color over wood.

Color from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

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Metallicized rose pink teams with yellow – soothing and creamy. Image from Ventura Lambrate, Milan.

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Delicate and sheer white – quiet forms. White-infused color with a chalky quality. Chalk-white with a rose infusion. Image from Milan.

Colors from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

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Mint and pink combination – a bit charred for worn and feminine play. Several pale greens from yellow to blue based emerge with rose pinks. Image from Milan.

Colors from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

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Chalky and milky white chroma softens and silences the eye with a comfortable finish – matte, soft and chalked.

Colors from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

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The landscape of green returns: Spring Green and Muted Forest.

Colors from the Tikkurila Symphony collection

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Wallpaper Magazine’s exhibition in the Porta Venezia area of Milan. Layers of color squares stack for functional storage and colorful dimensions.

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Daylight Clay Colourwheel installation at iSaloni in Milan by Hella Jongerius for Vitra. The goal was to create a Vitra color and material scheme that serves to refresh contemporary design in their collections. This demonstrates how color and color combinations lead to incredible design results.  www.jongeriuslab.com, www.vitra.com

Final words

Stay tuned with a color eye for the next The ColorVoyant Watch with our reveal of materials and color textures.

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