| Aug 21, 2012 |
NYIGF exhibit presents five emerging home trends
Boh staff
By Staff

Five design trends, ranging from nostalgic American motifs to modern prints, are being showcased with their corresponding colorways in a curated display at the summer New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF)

Pantone identified five fresh color palettes and One Kings Lane selected over 80 products, both of which best support key home design trends identified by editors from Sandow Media’s Home Textiles Today and Home Accents Today. The five design trends, ranging from nostalgic American motifs to modern prints, will be showcased with their corresponding colorways in a curated display at the show, which runs through Wednesday. One Kings Lane has corresponding sales this week focused on the trends.

“Open House provides buyers with a look into the future,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president. “The product display uses actual products being introduced to the market to exemplify trends that are gaining importance in the industry.”

The first of the five trends, American Vintage, is heavy on nostalgia, merging classic motifs like denim, patchwork, numbers and flags with distressed finishes, salvaged materials and schoolroom style. The theme’s color palette includes shades of blues, green and gray, identified by Pantone names: Amazon, Bright White, Mars Red, Micro Chip, Oil Yellow, Peppercorn, Stonewash, Turkish Sea and Vintage Indigo. Featured products within American Vintage include: a recycled herringbone wool throw and cushion by Nkuku; a shadow box with a vintage U.S. flag design by Halo Styles; and polished brass tabletop telescope by Authentic Models.

The minimalist and streamlined French Moderne Way look brings to life elegant French design, blending rich materials and exotic elements. The color palette includes muted neutrals and traditional dark blues and reds, named: Almost Mauve, Crown Blue, Gray Morn, Parisian Night, Rose Taupe, Silver, Sparrow, Tibetan Red and White Swan. Featured products within the French Moderne Way include: Lotus Santal triple-milled soap by Thymes and the Le Soleil glass table lamp with a burlap shade by the Jamie Young Company.

Ethnic looks from the entire North African region are merging and making an appearance via The Marrakesh Express theme. The aged color story, set against distressed finishes and richly-aged patina metal surfaces, includes: Antique Moss, Cloudburst, Deep Mahogany, Fir Green, Mecca Orange, Moonstruck, Morel, Red Dahlia, Rooibos Tea and Stormy Weather. Featured products within Marrakesh Express include: the hand-hammered stainless steel Riviera Vase by Mary Jurek Design Inc.; hand embroidered Kashmiri cushions by Nkuku; and the Lucky metal lamp by the Jamie Young Company.

The Linen Revival theme emphasizes a “dry” hand, with rough linens that look hand-loomed; two-color tweeds; and animal patterns such as zebra and alligator wovens. The colors reach beyond light neutrals, and include Arabian Spice, Caramel Café, Deep Well, Hemp, Orange Pepper, Papyrus, Seal Brown and Toasted Coconut. Featured products within Linen Revival include: 100% silk runner placemats and napkins hand-woven in Ethiopia by Creative Women; a canvas and leather table lamp by the Jamie Young Company; and rustic linen cushions and linen journals by Nkuku.

The Graphic Modern look is grounded by strong print statements with “pop,” often rendered in just one or two colors. The jewel-toned colors representing this theme include Bosphorus, Cayenne, Evening Blue, Gloxinia, Green Sheen, Jazzy, Sodalite Blue, Tender Shoots and Wild Aster. Featured products within Graphic Modern include: hand blown glass pouring bowls and flower vases from Two Tone Studios LLC; the Chevron jacquard shawl by String Theory; and the Memphis tea towel sets by Fotofolio/Artpost.

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