Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

November 19, 2020

 

Luxury in Hospitality; Designing for our wellbeing; Design With a Purpose and focus in Legacy and Kitchen Importance.. These random thoughts were some of the biggest themes of the Third And Last day of Decorex. The last day filled with incredible themes, panels and discussions! With a theme focused on containing the chaos and learning to live in the new world with the ongoing pandemic, the Decorex Sleep and Eat talks are the most needed moments of daily inspiration. CovetED brings you all about the second day of the Decorex International Virtual Fair.

 

Back To Nature Is The Future

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Our environments shape who we are, from our sense of wellbeing to our behaviours and productivity. Three recognised thought leaders – Karen Haller, Olga Turner and Nicola Keenan – join journalist Harry McKinley, and discussed why designing with nature in mind is not only good for us but good for the planet. In the discussion, they explored why rekindling our connection to nature is paramount, how our urban environments can adapt and what biophilic design truly means.

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Shabby chic, industrial, Moroccan-inspired – even boutique hotel – all interiors trends that have come and gone and that were as easy to say as they were to imagine. Not so this year’s dominant trend: biophilia. At the start of January, as the 2020 trend reports came out hard and fast from all quarters, from paint companies to bathroom designers, biophilia emerged as the key one to watch.

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

At its heart – and biophilic advocates never shy from emotional language – biophilia is about connecting living spaces with nature and creating calm, wellness-promoting, uncluttered living environments. The emphasis is on natural materials, individual pieces that have a story to tell often because they are upcycled or vintage, with sustainability the foundation that underpins the entire look.

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Interior architects working in non-domestic environments such as schools, hospitals and (regrettably few) offices, have taken a biophilic approach for some time now, understanding the psychological benefits in terms of wellness and productivity of natural light, a tree-lined or plant-filled view and soothing, nature-inspired colours and patterns. UK company Geberit’s 2020 Trends Report noted that “sustainability and second-cycling are the other contemporary design buzzwords.” Its forecast concluded that “[biophilia] is less of a trend, in fact, than a growing movement driven by an increasing understanding that what surrounds us has a powerful impact on our wellbeing”.

 

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Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Not surprising then that green – that easy shorthand for environmental awareness – is this year’s dominant colour. Dulux has named Tranquil Dawn as its colour of the year, describing it as a cool-tone shade of green with a nod towards an “increasingly hectic and digital” modern society.

 

 

 

Designing For True Wellbeing At Home

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

“Apropriate Lighting, Relaxed Ambiences And Calm Neutral Design Is What is importante.”, said Alexandra Nord. 

When we consider wellbeing at home, a yoga practice, meditation or a massage we are seeking interior spaces that reflect a tranquil, calm and restorative atmosphere – a true haven. This talk with panellists Alexandra Nord of Millier, Philip Dowds of OKTOair and Irene Gunter of Gunter & Co aim to discuss the increasing demands and requests to deliver true wellbeing spaces in homes, what it really means to breathe clean air and how to achieve inspiring and calming interiors to encourage greater wellbeing. Whether it be a desire to engage your senses, enjoy clean air safe from viruses or simply step into a space that is beautiful and sensory, our panellists will guide you through the ways they can enhance the wellness in the walls of their client’s homes.

 

Trend Book 2021

 

Design With Purpose; Legacy Without Ego

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have given rise to a powerful period of re-evaluation and refocus, not only upon the ways we work and collaborate within the interior design industry but on the impact we individually and collectively have on the broader world. Positive change-makers as well as tastemakers, the innovations already making waves, and the challenges and opportunities that come with enlightened approaches to the creation of beautiful, useful, purpose-driven designs. Covering everything from sustainable materials and circular production to craftsmanship and social enterprise, the discussion was a thought-provoking and directional forum for subjects high on every discerning designer’s agenda.

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Details like colour and type are merely a few of many elements that create purpose within a design. Understanding a client’s needs and successfully communicating those through visual creation is a designer’s ultimate goal. Not only do we want to make a beautiful logo or brand identity, but we also want that creation to exceed expectations functionally. From increasing ROI, targeting a particular audience, or an up-to-date rebrand, knowing and understanding the purpose of a design is essential to a project’s success.

 

 

Delivering Luxury Hospitality In The Next Normal

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Stefan Leser, Chief Executive Officer at Langham Hospitality Group shared his thoughts on how a luxury hospitality brand has managed to operate in the current crisis. What have been the new learnings, how have guest expectations changed, will certain things be embraced more than before, what will never return.

 

What Makes The Perfect Kitchen?

 

 

The panel explored the process of designing the ideal kitchen, one that is brimming with beautiful design details, sleek surfaces, professional finishes, with practical cabinetry and storage. Together, the 4 speakers proved the joys of constructing this vital space in the home, and how it can epitomise the perfect balance of practicality and style.

 

Back To Nature Is The Future

 

Design With Purpose In The Third And Last Day of Decorex

 

Our environments shape who we are, from our sense of wellbeing to our behaviours and productivity. Three recognised thought leaders – Karen Haller, Olga Turner and Nicola Keenan – join journalist Harry McKinley, and discussed why designing with nature in mind is not only good for us but good for the planet. In the discussion, they explored why rekindling our connection to nature is paramount, how our urban environments can adapt and what biophilic design truly means.

 

 


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