ForewordAlmost 10 years ago, October of 2001 to be exact, Apple introduced the world to a revolutionaryproduct called the ...
WANDERLUST    NOVEMBER 2011 VOL. 3 NO. 2    Design Trends: Furniture    Presented by Kaleidoscope, a Product Development S...
Our ApproachObservation                              Expression                              CommunicationEach study begin...
Contextual Lenses    How do we know if the electric car we saw in January and the chaise lounge we saw in May    form a tr...
More for less is more.                                      Dude, where’s my                                      Indulge ...
Mod Mix                                                                                                           Not (qui...
14   15
ModTREND 1MixInspired by classic Mod designs, this trend sports geometric shapes andclean lines. While designs of the 40s ...
Sweet TransitionsBolt some steel tubing onto bent ply and you have Mid-Century furniture. With the advent of 3Dmodeling so...
20 | Mod Mix   21 | Mod Mix
Contemporary DetailsThese simple geometric pieces could be right out of the 50s. However, a closer inspection revealspatte...
24 | Mod Mix   25 | Mod Mix
A Bold FinishBold colors, vibrant finishes, and playful joinery introduce a whimsy to traditional methods. Thesefocal poin...
28 | Mod Mix   29 | Mod Mix
In the 1950s bent ply was new technology.                                                                                 ...
Future-     TREND 2     ganic     The study and development of materials is an essential step to the future.     This allo...
Suspended FormsStriving for unique forms often creates a balancing act. Using the right materials and processes arecrucial...
This chair creates an intial sense of doubt. It is not until we take the trust fall of actually sitting in                ...
“What you design is an accumulation of                                                                                    ...
40 | Futureganic   41 | Futureganic
Controlled MotionDynamic forms lead more than the eye across the piece. They get our legs involved as we circlelike a shar...
Editorial Tone:                   PONTIFICATION                                     Tron                   Editorial Tone:...
StrangeTREND 3CraftMaterials like steel and iron evoke the industrial age, where they wereutilized purely for their functi...
Lighten UpThere is an unorthodox direction in the treatment of lighting. Typically shaded, exposed lightbulbsframed in met...
50 | Strange Craft   51 | Strange Craft
Lack of MuscleMetals like iron and steel are generally associated with strength and mass. However, throughoutthe show many...
The delicate legs on the table above seem barely strong enough to hold up the formidable top, creatingan interesting tensi...
Unexpected TwistWe expect most traditional industrial products (like a light bulb) to be fairly straight forward. Atthis y...
58 | Strange Craft   59 | Strange Craft
Editorial Tone:    PARALLEL    WORLDSEditorial Tone:  I SPYEditorial Tone: RANT   Designer Vision   Designers tend to see ...
TREND 4 “Reclaim” has been a material trend for a few years now. You immediately get a vision of a table made from scraps ...
Raw DealBattle-scars are badges of honor, particularly in the case of natural materials. Surfaces are leftuntreated and ap...
While the materials are left in their natural state, it is the choice and juxtaposition of those materialsthat provides re...
“A work can become modern only if                                                                                         ...
The repetition of materials serves not just as structure but as texture.Just the right amount of design separates a piece ...
Variety ShowThis trend isn’t just about up-cycling raw materials. As designers continue to explore the theme,the choice of...
Editorial Tone:                                                                                   I SPY                   ...
NouveauTREND 5RicheThe past few seasons have been about restraint. A display of wealth was adistasteful tell of your indif...
Gilded RageGloss black used as a neutral sets off an unapologetic and edgy use of warm metallics.                         ...
Highly detailed sufaces and forms frozen in gold are a brazen statement of luxury that reacts stronglyagainst Curated Curi...
“Greed, for lack of a better word,                                                                                        ...
A resin-solidified thread serves as structure and ornamentation.                                            84 | Nouveau R...
“I love lamp.”   -Brick Tamland, AnchormanArmour-ousBeautiful pieces with features just sharp enough to tell you that they...
Editorial Tone:                                                                                           RANT            ...
One to Cut            One to Keep 90 | Nouveau Riche    91 | Nouveau Riche
FutureTREND 6PerfectTechnology plays an important role in the products we use today. Preciselymachined patterns and detail...
Fascination with FacetsFaceting is a marvelous combination of engineering and art. These planar forms represent our abilit...
Intersecting planes; it’s one of the simplest techniques we can use to create dimensional form, butit holds our fascinatio...
“What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t                                                                           ...
100 | Future Perfect   101 | Future Perfect
Perfect EdgesAt first glance you might not catch the intricate edge detail. Patterning like this is a powerfulintersection...
Editorial Tone:                                RANT                               Editorial Tone:                   B     ...
HOW TO                   FURNITURE                                                                           Duration:    ...
Behind the sceneThis is what it looks like. These are the faces, techniques, andspaces that come together to bring you thi...
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  1. 1. ForewordAlmost 10 years ago, October of 2001 to be exact, Apple introduced the world to a revolutionaryproduct called the iPod, which changed music and the music industry as we know it, prettymuch forever. Funny how the iPod is now essentially just a small feature no better than anapp on my iPhone, a product which also changed things a bit. Fortunately this ridiculouslyrapid change of things in our lives doesn’t apply to everything. Though we’re on the brink ofa double-dip recession (though you could argue we never escaped the first one) and the globaleconomy has everyone on edge, as a design culture we have not regressed but continued to pressahead… in a way. We’ve done so by adapting and making decisions more consciously, alwayslooking for simple, effective ways to delight. It’s about tapping into what people already love butmaking them love it more, better or again. A new spin on the old. A new twist on the known.A burger with jalapenos and an iPhone with a turntable app. And though the old adage mighthave said “familiarity breeds contempt,” I’d say we’re seeing that familiarity actually breedscontentedness.I bet if Darwin was alive today he would set up a time-lapse camera on the world, thencryogenically freeze himself so that he can be thawed out 100,000 years from now, just to seewhat happened and to figure out how, where and why things changed as they did. Well, whilehe didn’t get the chance to do that, as designers we get to do that almost daily in the trends weobserve, and it’s amazing to watch the evolution occur from month to month or year to year.Everything is evolving, from forms to fundamentals. This evolution is reminiscent of a tree.The taller, broader and heavier the tree gets with leaves and branches, the deeper the roots takehold into the ground to support it. The more things get crazy, the more we crave the familiar.The more bizzaro Ferran Adria makes food, the more burger places and taco trucks open. Andfunny enough, you can see the same happening with the things around us, as we’ve found inthis year’s Wanderlust ICFF edition. Demetrius Romanos Executive Creative Director 2 3
  2. 2. WANDERLUST NOVEMBER 2011 VOL. 3 NO. 2 Design Trends: Furniture Presented by Kaleidoscope, a Product Development Strategy Firm Cincinnati, Ohio New York, New York Detroit, Michigan Indianapolis, Indiana Kunshan, China Miami, Florida Stony Brook, New York Orlando, Florida CEO: Matthew Kornau President: William Taylor COO: Giuseppe Delena Director of Innovation and NPD: Christopher Hammond Director of Visualization: Robert Cheezum Director of Asia Operations: Mu-kai Shen Executive Editor: Demetrius Romanos Editors: Michael Roller and Miles Begin Art Director: Jerad Raines Contributing Staff: Nick Rudemiller, Chelsea McLemore, Eric Zhu, Scott Tirey, Amy Kim, Ben ˘ Miller, Nico Li, Vera Soper, Michelle Zimmerman, Brian Bjelovuk, Brandon Eder, Meredith Patrick, Nick Matarese, Herald Ureña, Brendan Oberkircher About Kaleidoscope Inc. Founded in 1989, Kaleidoscope is a socially responsible strategic product development and design firm dedicated to leveraging expertise in product development, brand engagement and entrepreneurial innovation. The company helps its partners become global leaders by providing a spectrum of design services from product inception through to manufacturing. Kaleidoscope is located in Cincinnati, New York City, Long Island, Detroit, Miami, Indianapolis, and China. For information regarding Kaleidoscope and our services please see www.kascope.com or +1.800.930.5793 © 2011 by Kaleidoscope Animations Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America.4 5
  3. 3. Our ApproachObservation Expression CommunicationEach study begins by deeply After de ve l op i n g a clear When clients enlist our team forexploring the patterns of the most understanding of what patterns insights and education on trends, weforward thinking categories, are occurring and what motivates collaborate with them to understandfollowed by a filtered examination the people participating in them, their business and brand needs. Weof what these patterns mean to we create a landscape of focused select the most relevant trends andconsumers through the contextual narratives to share these stories and develop tangible concepts to inspirelens of macro trends. inspire teams. innovation. Contextual Brand Lens Lens_Ethnography _Information Mapping _Opportunity Mapping_Contextual Inquiry _Persona Development _Co-creation_Immersion Session _Scenario Building _Prototyping Tangibility is our first priority. Our trend work must be be applicable and specific in order to be relevant. 6 7
  4. 4. Contextual Lenses How do we know if the electric car we saw in January and the chaise lounge we saw in May form a trend? Additionally, how would we apply this idea to a cellphone, a package, or a medical device? We overlay macro-level thinking to understand the motivations behind each product trend. This approach pairs visual patterns with the values, needs, and desires of today’s consumers. By identifying both the need and its visual manifestation, we can apply trends across any category. The following are Kaleidoscope’s four key lenses for 2011...8 9
  5. 5. More for less is more. Dude, where’s my Indulge wisely. Can I substitute laser cutter? a salad?Value-Able Ubiquitous Tech Recession Rebound Green MajorityOver the last two decades, businesses have dragged Technology used to be an awkward acquaintance There’s no doubt that the economic climate has As the importance of sustainability continuesthe word “value” through the mud, eroding its who wanted to help us solve problems we already permanently changed consumers and their habits. to grow, it approaches the mass market with anmeaning until all that was left was “low cost.” had under control. More often than not, technology Strained but not defeated, many consumers important challenge: make it care. SustainabilityBut value is taking back the quality, meaning, hovered around us, trying to be helpful but also attempt to rebound from the recession through is past the early adopter phase, and brands mustand flexibility that go along with its thriftiness. screwing a lot of things up. All this has changed the careful selection of indulgences. Regardless of appeal to a skeptical majority by giving themThrough a range of environmental factors, value through the integration of devices and platforms. income level, people seek out luxury in one form no choice but to buy into sustainable ideas. Nomeans more than it ever has to consumers. They’re Consumer electronics have finally hit a point where or another, and it’s important for brands to clearly consumer chooses a product purely because of itsbecoming more thoughtful in their choices, their ubiquity is helpful and desirable. Furniture communicate why they’re the right choice to this sustainable promise—there is always a primarydemanding products and services that perform technologies evolve in parallel, initially born as cautious audience. Consumers will probably never benefit.multiple tasks, last a long time, and give them novelties but becoming sources of true innovation return to their prerecession habits, but they yearndelightful experiences, all at a reasonable cost. It now that users are experienced with the tools. for products and services that will catapult them Furniture has a well-established relationship withis a daunting task, but we’ve seen categories like out of their current funk and into a new phase of sustainability, and this year’s manufacturers didn’tfashion and furniture take this on and succeed in We see affordable, rapid manufacturing techniques consumerism that will feel responsible and still seem to feel a need to make obvious claims aboutbig ways. reinventing the concept of craft. While some luxurious. responsible sourcing or processes. Reclaimed, designers reinvent their work exclusively with niche pieces take a different angle, wearing theA return to modern era styling aims to transcend laser cutters and 3D printers, others incorporate Much of the work at ICFF favored classic modernism sustainable heart on their sleeves.other trends and create pieces that fit in any traditional techniques to form an interesting over overt displays of luxury, but with any trendroom, in any style. Many designers emphasize paradox that is both new and old. Regardless of there’s always an opposing force. Some consumersfunctionality or construction to bring a value- the approach, respect and appreciation of craft is have been unaffected by the recession, and we seebased twist that makes people take notice. The DIY elevated through technology. designers responding with the appropriate level ofmovement is in step with Value-Able too, raising opulence.the quality of assembly and attention to detail tomake a stronger imprint on the category. 10 11
  6. 6. Mod Mix Not (quite) your dad’s Eames chair. Futureganic Mr. Mobius would be proud. Strange Craft Welcome to the Industrial Devolution.Six Key TrendsWe look to the work of designers globally for inspiration and understanding. Assessed through thecontextual lens of four macro trends, six patterns emerge from our observations at the 2011 ICFF.More than just a collection of what’s hot in furniture, each of these trends has been analyzed andinterpreted at the consumer level to identify key emotional and functional needs. This step ensuresthat we’re not just looking at “cool stuff” and that these trends will make sense across many Curated Curiosities The cure for the common craft.categories as they design for the same needs.Each trend has fundamental differences. Some are in line with macro trends while others are inclear opposition. Sometimes trends manifest themselves in bold ways and other times executionsare more subtle. To visualize these differences, we map the contextual lenses according to how theyare expressed by their creator: Nouveau Riche This is where all that moustache stuff fits.C. Lenses fig. 1 Trend Visuals Bold—Value-Able—Ubiquitous Technology—Recession Rebound Future Perfect—Green Majority Subtle Man and machine living in harmony. Ignore Embrace 12 13
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  8. 8. ModTREND 1MixInspired by classic Mod designs, this trend sports geometric shapes andclean lines. While designs of the 40s and 50s were simple and designed to bemanufactured, “next century” modern shakes things up with the additionof bold colors, refined surfaces and a microscopic attention to detail.Bold Trend Visuals Value-Able You get the most bang for your buck with these time- tested yet slightly updated designs. This isnt economic Ubiquitous Technology boom furniture; it focuses on a sophisticated consumer Recession Rebound that spends wisely.Subtle Green Majority Ignore Embrace 17 | Mod Mix
  9. 9. Sweet TransitionsBolt some steel tubing onto bent ply and you have Mid-Century furniture. With the advent of 3Dmodeling software, once impossible surface transitions get the justice they deserve. 18 | Mod Mix 19 | Mod Mix
  10. 10. 20 | Mod Mix 21 | Mod Mix
  11. 11. Contemporary DetailsThese simple geometric pieces could be right out of the 50s. However, a closer inspection revealspatterning, texture, and material finish unlike anything seen in that era. Credit for the item featured in the “hero image” could go here. 22 | Mod Mix 23 | Mod Mix
  12. 12. 24 | Mod Mix 25 | Mod Mix
  13. 13. A Bold FinishBold colors, vibrant finishes, and playful joinery introduce a whimsy to traditional methods. Thesefocal points demand your attention and are much different from the neutral palettes employed inthe designs of the likes of Eames and Saarinen. 26 | Mod Mix 27 | Mod Mix
  14. 14. 28 | Mod Mix 29 | Mod Mix
  15. 15. In the 1950s bent ply was new technology. Since then, almost every conceivable form has taken its turn in the bending jig.Editorial Tone:PONTIFICATIONEditorial Tone: PARALLEL WORLDS INSPIRED OR TIRED?Editorial Tone: I SPY Top: KEM Weber Airline Chair, 1935 Bottom: Airline Chair, 2009 For better or worse, Mid-Century Modern is one of the most popular furniture movements. After the show this year, we asked ourselves which Mod remixes felt inspired and which felt tired. The successful, inspired pieces captured the essence of the Mid-Mod period and celebrated it by offering us something new with a subtle twist. The tired examples, however, simply didn’t bring anything new to the table (pardon the pun).Editorial Tone: Furniture in the Danish sense. One of these RANT Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. was actually designed in 1949 by Hans Wegner, can you tell which one? Whoa, is that G3 curvature? A fine example of a sophisticated update to a classic formEditorial Tone:HACKEditorial Tone: A subtle Eames influenced chair focuses in on all the right details, simplifying even an Eiffel ChairSIMILITUDEInspired Tired
  16. 16. Future- TREND 2 ganic The study and development of materials is an essential step to the future. This allows us to continue to push the limits on products by adopting new forms. By combining new methods we can break the mold and push the boundaries on design. Commonly these forms have a sense of motion, speed, accuracy, and delicacy. Bold Trend Visuals Value-Able If you are interested in new, expensive materials and processes, this is the place to be. Ignoring practicality, Ubiquitous Technology these unique designs are like Lamborghinis: theyre Recession Rebound show-stoppers, but theyre really only good at going fast. Subtle Green Majority Ignore Embrace32 33 | Futureganic
  17. 17. Suspended FormsStriving for unique forms often creates a balancing act. Using the right materials and processes arecrucial to these shapes. These pieces first catch the eye, then furrow the brow, and finally imparta sense of curiousity regarding the production methodology that could bring such a thing to life. 34 | Futureganic 35 | Futureganic
  18. 18. This chair creates an intial sense of doubt. It is not until we take the trust fall of actually sitting in it do we believe it will function properly.36 | Futureganic 37 | Futureganic
  19. 19. “What you design is an accumulation of everything you have seen and done in your life previous to that point.” -Tinker HatfieldNatural NatureThere is a push to resemble the natural forms that surround us every day. It’s a challenging taskto achieve these forms using our man made materials, but if executed properly it can create a greatpiece. This is a subtle and elegant way of bringing nature into the home. 38 | Futureganic 39 | Futureganic
  20. 20. 40 | Futureganic 41 | Futureganic
  21. 21. Controlled MotionDynamic forms lead more than the eye across the piece. They get our legs involved as we circlelike a shark to take it in from every angle. The motion of the piece is strong, yet doesn’t rush us.The craftsmanship instills a sense of control that allows us to admire the work that has been done. 42 | Futureganic 43 | Futureganic
  22. 22. Editorial Tone: PONTIFICATION Tron Editorial Tone: PARALLEL WORLDS Tron: Legacy Editorial Tone: Terminator I SPY Editorial Tone: RANT Avatar Back to the Future Editorial Tone: HACK Concept Flake Editorial Tone: Wall-e SIMILITUDE Wall-e The Future of Future Our vision of the future changes over time. We used to see a strong push in machines with emphasis on the technology. Now we look at the future as organic with the emphasis not only on the technology but the form as well. This is shown in many films and concepts. As time keeps going, what will be our vision for the next future?44 | Futureganic 45 | Futureganic
  23. 23. StrangeTREND 3CraftMaterials like steel and iron evoke the industrial age, where they wereutilized purely for their function. Used in new ways, designers show howthese materials can be repurposed for a more playful, unexpected feeling.Bold Trend Visuals Value-Able Turning its back on technology and sustainability, Strange Craft quietly offers themes of nostalgia. Ubiquitous Technology Unexpected shapes lend an uplifting feel. Recession ReboundSubtle Green Majority Ignore Embrace 47 | Strange Craft
  24. 24. Lighten UpThere is an unorthodox direction in the treatment of lighting. Typically shaded, exposed lightbulbsframed in metal fixtures create a heavy presence in any room. 48 | Strange Craft 49 | Strange Craft
  25. 25. 50 | Strange Craft 51 | Strange Craft
  26. 26. Lack of MuscleMetals like iron and steel are generally associated with strength and mass. However, throughoutthe show many pieces were using these materials minimally, creating a spindly skeleton thatseemed to be just enough structure to hold the elements of the design together. 52 | Strange Craft 53 | Strange Craft
  27. 27. The delicate legs on the table above seem barely strong enough to hold up the formidable top, creatingan interesting tension between elements. 54 | Strange Craft 55 | Strange Craft
  28. 28. Unexpected TwistWe expect most traditional industrial products (like a light bulb) to be fairly straight forward. Atthis year’s show, we saw designers bringing a sense of whimsy to these products by playing withthe basic structural elements of the object. 56 | Strange Craft 57 | Strange Craft
  29. 29. 58 | Strange Craft 59 | Strange Craft
  30. 30. Editorial Tone: PARALLEL WORLDSEditorial Tone: I SPYEditorial Tone: RANT Designer Vision Designers tend to see things a little differently than the rest of the world, often finding humor inEditorial Tone:HACK something that might not seem funny at first glance. As a team, we had some fun sketching what we saw in our minds when we looked at certain pieces from the show.Editorial Tone:SIMILITUDE “How much muscle does this table really need “Dont slip!” “Remember these two?!” “What’s up Doc?” to hold a sheet of glass?” 60 | Strange Craft 61 | Strange Craft
  31. 31. TREND 4 “Reclaim” has been a material trend for a few years now. You immediately get a vision of a table made from scraps of a ransacked warehouse. While that aesthetic is still present, it has now matured, kicking and screaming, into its own established style. Despite its conservative roots as a reaction against excess, this trend refuses to be somber. Pieces are thrown together like so many flea market finds, each having thier own story. The joy is in the vulnerability and the warmth is difficult to deny.Bold Trend Visuals Value-Able This all about making, crafting and curating our surroundings. While it doesn’t reject sustainability, the Ubiquitous Technology aesthetic has evolved past a practical reuse for reuse sake Recession Rebound and developed approachable warmth. There is a price for this more mature approach, but it’s not about splurging,Subtle Green Majority it’s about the challenge of creating something new and interesting from familiar components. Ignore Embrace 63 | Curated Curiosities
  32. 32. Raw DealBattle-scars are badges of honor, particularly in the case of natural materials. Surfaces are leftuntreated and appreciated for what they are and what they have been through. 64 | Curated Curiosities 65 | Curated Curiosities
  33. 33. While the materials are left in their natural state, it is the choice and juxtaposition of those materialsthat provides refinement and intentionality, even when the details are unexpected. 66 | Curated Curiosities 67 | Curated Curiosities
  34. 34. “A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern.” -Jean Francois LyotardAssemblageWhether structured or tossed together, the amount of the elements themselves become the statement. 68 | Curated Curiosities 69 | Curated Curiosities
  35. 35. The repetition of materials serves not just as structure but as texture.Just the right amount of design separates a piece offurniture from furniture of pieces. 70 | Curated Curiosities 71 | Curated Curiosities
  36. 36. Variety ShowThis trend isn’t just about up-cycling raw materials. As designers continue to explore the theme,the choice of elements to combine gets more and more surprising and often playful. 72 | Curated Curiosities 73 | Curated Curiosities
  37. 37. Editorial Tone: I SPY Editorial Tone: RANT Editorial Tone: HACK Editorial Tone: SIMILITUDEQuirky but functional combinations and reinterpretations of existing products. “Marie Coquine” -Philippe Starck for Baccarat A plea for Maybe that’s why something that didn’t look BALANCE like flotsam and jetsam felt like an escape after 10 hours of show floor pounding, chatting, and photographing. The idea of using materials in unexpected ways is ...Something that didn’t look like always present in design trends. In the past few years, it’s been overwhelmed by a waste-not-want- flotsam and jetsam felt like an escape not aesthetic. It’s as if the sound of our collective credit cards being declined woke us from a create- Finally, balance. Dignity with a wink. Modernity and-consume coma long enough to look around at with warm referential nods. This piece evolves all this stuff we already had for the first time in the re-use aesthetic while divorcing it from its years. initial anti-consumer motives. It works because a consumer’s dollar deserves a great product, not Often, reactive trends tend to fall off before the just an ideology. passionate but niche armies behind them get strong enough to go mass. Their value however, can be in paving the way for something more considered. 74 | Curated Curiosities 75 | Curated Curiosities
  38. 38. NouveauTREND 5RicheThe past few seasons have been about restraint. A display of wealth was adistasteful tell of your indifference to a sober state of affairs. Luxury,however, is a tough habit to break and we see it returning now with areferential nod to excess past... long past.Let them eat cake.Bold Trend Visuals Value-Able Economy be damned, logic is tedious and careful choices are just too restraining. It’s as if our deeply repressed Ubiquitous Technology desires for opulence finally broke free of the shackles of Recession Rebound common sense. Interesting that Portugal, in the midst of their own widely publicized financial crisis, should leadSubtle Green Majority the way here. Ignore Embrace 77 | Nouveau Riche
  39. 39. Gilded RageGloss black used as a neutral sets off an unapologetic and edgy use of warm metallics. 78 | Nouveau Riche 79 | Nouveau Riche
  40. 40. Highly detailed sufaces and forms frozen in gold are a brazen statement of luxury that reacts stronglyagainst Curated Curiousities’ battle-scarred materials. 80 | Nouveau Riche 81 | Nouveau Riche
  41. 41. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good” -Gordon GekkoDetailed DetailsEvery surface is dripping with details that would make Versailles blush. It makes one wonder whatcould possibly be left to be stored inside of these pieces. 82 | Nouveau Riche 83 | Nouveau Riche
  42. 42. A resin-solidified thread serves as structure and ornamentation. 84 | Nouveau Riche 85 | Nouveau Riche
  43. 43. “I love lamp.” -Brick Tamland, AnchormanArmour-ousBeautiful pieces with features just sharp enough to tell you that they are strictly look-but-don’t-touch. Every rose has its thorns. 86 | Nouveau Riche 87 | Nouveau Riche
  44. 44. Editorial Tone: RANT Editorial Tone: HACK TEXTURAL Editorial Tone: SIMILITUDE HEALING As product designers we can get fixated on form. CMF (color, material, and finish) including textures and patterns tend to be time consuming and often don’t find their way into the toolbox until much later in the process.Traditional silhouettes and forms get fortified with aggressive textures and surfacing. ...textures and patterns tend to be time consuming and often don’t find their way into the toolbox until much later in the process Furniture design makes no apologies about bringing these elements to the forefront. Wanderlust has compiled the most inspiring textures and patterns from this year’s show for you to use while ideating. Happy swatching! Materials How to Use scissors texture like this! tape swatches sketches fig. 2 88 | Nouveau Riche
  45. 45. One to Cut One to Keep 90 | Nouveau Riche 91 | Nouveau Riche
  46. 46. FutureTREND 6PerfectTechnology plays an important role in the products we use today. Preciselymachined patterns and detail hint at the complexity and sophistication it takesto bring these products to life. These manufacturing techniques are constantlyreinventing the concept of craft. Traditional techniques, once painstakinglycreated by hand centuries ago, are now reproduced in mere seconds bycomputer controlled processes.Bold Trend Visuals Value-Able Future Perfect is a reaction to the technology in our lives; either strongly for or against it. Its about the two faces of Ubiquitous Technology perfection; the kind we can program, and the kind that Recession Rebound cant be duplicated.Subtle Green Majority Ignore Embrace 93 | Future Perfect
  47. 47. Fascination with FacetsFaceting is a marvelous combination of engineering and art. These planar forms represent our abilityto turn raw materials into pure gems. 94 | Future Perfect 95 | Future Perfect
  48. 48. Intersecting planes; it’s one of the simplest techniques we can use to create dimensional form, butit holds our fascination timelessly. 96 | Future Perfect 97 | Future Perfect
  49. 49. “What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher...” -Chuck PalahniukMicro PatterningWorks are influenced by materials and processes but these preoccupations evolve. These patterns areexplorations in manufacturing systems. 98 | Future Perfect 99 | Future Perfect
  50. 50. 100 | Future Perfect 101 | Future Perfect
  51. 51. Perfect EdgesAt first glance you might not catch the intricate edge detail. Patterning like this is a powerfulintersection of “ubiquitous technology” and pure human touch. Devil in the details. 102 | Future Perfect 103 | Future Perfect
  52. 52. Editorial Tone: RANT Editorial Tone: B HACK Editorial Tone: SIMILITUDEA CD E HOW WAS IT MADE? This year we noticed a lot of attention being paid to material details that were ambiguous in origin. The woodcarvers chisel is starting to pull some cues from the computer driven mill, and vice versa. These are some of our favorite examples from the show. Can you identify which pieces are made be hand, and which by machines?F G 104 | Future Perfect 105 | Future Perfect
  53. 53. HOW TO FURNITURE Duration: 5MIN. – LIFETIME BECOME A DESIGNER Difficulty: M O D E R A T E LY C H A L L E N G I N G SUCCESSFUL Illustration: RAMSEY FORD $UCCE$$ PROTOTYPE You won a RELOCATE prestegious competition!!! EVALUATE Of Great, I didn’t... course! start You’re in, you have been made famous by Are you lucky? yes Do you have $10,000 to the democratic Antique How do you feel prototype your internet! Now go pay Roadshow about scroll work? design? homage to your is my Fav! ...but I have online followers and these student thank them. A major designer wants to Move to loans and I just make your chair! no North moved to Italy! Like the Carolina Do you have Compensation? The privilege Totally consistent of having Lignet Rosset carry thing on the Optional internet access? bottom of my your chair in their store. TV screen? Are you an industrialAre you an architect? designer? WA H O O, no YO U ’ R E What is your opinion on hygiene? Move to Brooklyn WAY T O yes FA M O U S ! You’re FA IL Lucky If I had been I CO M M I T ! would have Cleanliness designed is next to Would your Yes parents let you treehouses. A godliness what?! move back in with them? media Yes, and I blitz! Tell your Mom the like being I’m yes Repeat for world isnt ready for 3 - ? years Not your genius. employed half no “HMPH!” lucky Yeti Move to Scandinavian What is your ideal region of your THAT temperature? choice! E PI C FA I L icff booth be seen Do you have an accent? WIL L Pay another $$$$ to Say things like …like at Maybe you have The Power of get a booth to show DO! the beach other talents? Persuasiveness “hoist one’s own off your piece to petard” at right? Move to Kickstarter potential buyers, intellectual Italy multiply costs by design salons. Oooh... where are no number of years... slick website you from? Si Empathy for the FREE White background, sans yes movement You got serif, confusing flash Design for Download lucky interaction, lugubrious Hai una vespa? imagery. Like FA I LU R E Midwestern? Handicraft Not Return to Go Etsy lucky no and roll again.
  54. 54. Behind the sceneThis is what it looks like. These are the faces, techniques, andspaces that come together to bring you this issue of Wanderlust.

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