INTERIOR DESIGN TREND: Defend & Destroy

 


INTERIOR DESIGN TREND: Defend & Destroy
A strong up-and-coming interior design trend has been identified by UK-based trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus .
‘Defend & Destroy’ is a blackened, contorted, manipulated trend.  As we deal with the after-effects of the widespread recession right into 2012, our distresses and trepidation play out in full scale in our interior choices. 

 

 

Products appear mutated and distorted through crushing, burning, melting, and stretching, reflecting the transformation we are dealing with.  Surfaces are scratched, warped and the focus shifts to heavier materials.  Cast iron, burnt wood, leather, and resin give us the grounding for ‘Defend & Destroy’; a darkened vision of our future.  With an other-worldly aura, this trend takes us into the shadows and dances with our fears.  Black makes a statement and the trend directs us away from all the “wham-bam-glam” of yesteryear.  Metals are scorched, blackened, melted, oxidised.
Net Z33 from design collective Numen/For Use fits perfectly into this darker trend. 


 

As you climb through the suspended nets there is a feeling of entrapment as you levitate above other users; the nets literally ensnare you.  Although based on flamenco dancing, the public space by Cheng Gong and Jinming Feng drips like oil onto the ground.
The recent Cloud Cities exhibition in Berlin by Tomas Saraceno gives you the impression of walking on air and the domes themselves are strangely twisted and warped, a web like structure.


For more information about this and other Scarlet Opus interior design trends go to the website

Monday, December 05, 2011 · Categories: Visual Merchandising and Display , Architecture and Design , Fashion, Home, Textiles & Materials
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