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How does the omnipresent transformation influence home culture or furniture and décor design? The Interprint Furniture Days 2016 addressed this question under the 'transform' motto. Visitors from about 230 companies of the international furniture and derived timber product industry came to Arnsberg to attend the 10th anniversary of this event at the beginning of November. They experienced a standard-setting multimedia event at the location in a former factory hall.
The World in Transformation
After the Interprint Furniture Days 2014 ('into spaces') and 2015 ('on focus') dealt with the materialisation of 'space' and 'time', 'transform' was about the omnipresent change in our world. The presentation of change as a mix of video live presentation, film and photo moods: the 'transform' trend presentation by the Interprint design trio Salvatore Figliuzzi (Director of Marketing & Design), Daniel Heitkamm and Maurizio Burrato (both designers).
Four zeitgeist trend topics
Which topics reflect the spirit of our era? de/materialised, non_conform, co-everything and un_limited: According to Interprint, these four zeitgeist trends change our life and home needs.
de/materialised: Digitalisation means dematerialisation. What was once analogue becomes digital – from music, games and films to human relations. The result is a stronger desire for authenticity and materiality in interior design.
non_conform: Anti-perfectionism as an alternative concept to a perfect digital world. Flemish architecture or furniture 'made by myself' – the intentional imperfection has found its way into home design and furniture trends.
co-everything: Flexibility is demanded where work and home merge and co-working and home office are part of everyday life. Mobile walls and transformable 360-degree furniture are answers to the changed necessities of life.
un_limited: Boundaries of age, sex and origin become blurred. Home becomes the place of refuge in endlessly growing megacities. Fashion, furniture and interior design embody the no-limit mix of styles and trends.
Six Pack 2017
Premiere: Interprint presented its new Six Pack for the first time during the Furniture Days in order to shorten the time-to-market cycle. The six self-confident décor statements have the potential for international market success: three oak interpretations (Kronberg - natural, Intra - experimental, Ladin – country-style), one walnut (Paldao), one chestnut (Nairo) and one marble (Lavant) design. All six décors show authentic strength of character with their materiality and naturalness (more information: here).
Plenty of application examples convinced of the variety of the new Six Pack. The décors were presented not only as décor material versions (melamine surface, Xelio finish foil, edge banding, thermoplastic film, EIR surface) but also directly on furniture.
Besides the Six Pack, Interprint also showed 18 ready-to-order décors. Overall, an impressive range of different wood types and textures for all conceivable home styles.
Harmony of Wood Types and Uni Colours
The new Interprint uni colours show a perfect harmony with the current wood and stone décors. The colours range from warm naturalness and soft neutrality to hybrid coolness. Main colours have a powdery-matt look. Metallic shades continue to be a main topic – this time inspired by nature. Indigo-blue is an eye-catcher as accent colour that has already become a standard feature in fashion and design.
The 'Furniture Days' Success Story
In their ten-year history, the Interprint Furniture Days have become a popular event that translates trends into market potentials for the furniture industry. "We want to entertain, inspire and set décor trends with our Furniture Days," said Salvatore Figliuzzi, Director of Marketing & Design, to describe the spirit of the event. "Design trends are responses to the needs of people. The feedback from our visitors confirms that we were able to translate our trend topics into décor and furniture solutions," summarised Salvatore Figliuzzi.
The Furniture Days will again go on a world tour in the coming months, this time under the 'transform' motto. They are to be shown at all Interprint production facilities.
Film impressions of the Furniture Days 2016: here