What are the latest trends in decoration and interior design for 2016? A smart option to be up to date with the latest developments in the industry is to attend the top furniture and interior design fairs. Keep reading to discover not-to-be-missed events for contractors and professionals in Spain’s decoration industry.
The Nordic style is trendier than ever, and it’s not just Scandinavian design that is taking the world by storm year after year. The cuisine of these countries is becoming more and more popular, and is winning awards and accolades by the dozen. Scandinavian food is here to stay, closely watched by trend hunters all over the world.
During the celebrated Stockholm Design Week last year, Note Design Studio joined forces with magazine Tidskriften Rum and cooking studio Avequia to develop Domestic Science, a new concept that incorporates a un ique tasting experience, blending food and design.
Prizewinning Australian chef Daniel Engellau and his team were entrusted with the task of producing three tantalizing pieces of contemporary gastronomy for an audience of journalists and visitors. These three pieces were conceptualised to showcase the latest examples of Scandinavian design. The final outcome is a feast of synesthesia that engages all the senses and raises new questions and possibilities about the reinterpretation of food aesthetics.
Scandinavians’ enthusiasm for design is so widespread that it has become a cliché. The biggest names in Nordic design have succeeded in promoting this recognizable style for years. Only last year, the celebrated Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair welcomed more than 40 000 visitors in an event that has become a benchmark for interior designers and design professionals all over the world. The beauty and functionality of Scandi design is one of the most valuable contributions to contemporary design.
Anna Karell moved to Barcelona in 2000. She studied Art History at Stockholm University and Åbo Academy and graphic design at Miroi Utbilding.
Anna Karell’s designs feature the distinctive clean and geometric lines of Scandinavian style.
What makes an iconic design? Innovation? Symbolism? Marketability? Most industrial designs that achieve this status are typically simple and ubiquitous, making use of the latest technology while at the same time offering groundbreaking solutions that meet the needs and lifestyle of a generation.
In the industry of decoration and interior design you can find iconic pieces that have pushed the frontiers of design and turned into pieces of art that symbolize the aspirations and personality of their owners, to be proudly displayed at their homes and offices.
These are five examples of furniture and decorative objects that have become iconic.
Barcelona Chair, Mies Van de Rohe, 1929
Street art is a form of visual art characterised by being found in nonconventional artistic spaces, its political and social content and the use of specific techniques and tools, for example spray paint or stencil templates. Since this type of art involves taking over public space, it has attracted a great number of opponents who view it as simple vandalism. Nevertheless, over time this contemporary artistic expression has been recognised by both critics and the media and been present in art galleries and auctions.
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