I was invited to the Habitat UK Press Preview for the spring / summer 2014 collections.  They had some interesting interior design trends which I thought I’d share with you.  Their main focus is to keep everything real simple, bringing you form and function which work within five key statement stories.

The Transparent Trend is all about a blurring of edges and the use of semi-transparent materials for furniture and lighting.  This allows light to filter through structures to form abstract silhouettes which create new shapes and patterns.  A variation on this theme is the introduction of thin washes of colour over timber which allows the material to show through or the overlapping of translucent colours in textiles to bring you unexpected colours made from the overlaps.

Habitat, Transparent Trend

Habitat, Transparent

The Organic Trend is about simple, calming shapes with a hand finished quality – think soft edges, tactile designs and curve appeal to emulate hand-crafted warmth.

Habitat, Organic Trend

Habitat, Organic

The Functional Trend features stripped back designs, a pared down state which offers maximum versatility for different spaces.

Habitat, Functional Trend

Habitat, Functional Trend

The Geometric Trend focuses on clean, almost skeletal shapes which are prevalent with exposed, angular frameworks in furniture and strong geometric shape and patterns for textiles and upholstery.

Habitat, Geometric Trend

Habitat, Geometric

The Optic Trend takes inspiration from the 1960s Pop Art generation.  Monotone optical prints and patterns are used to bring a vivid sense of depth when applied to flat surfaces.

 Habitat, Optic Trend

Habitat, Optic

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