Trends we need to consider now



This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader.


In the near or more distant future, design will probably not have the same ins and outs. In order to address the question of an indefinable coming period and trends that will make this time, we are going to cling to the current topical social themes which provoke reflection and questioning and thus raise the fact that the trends of the future are already there, underlying today's design and our conversations about tomorrow.




Adaptability as a new style


Without the intention of giving a pessimistic tone to this article, it is to be considered that the greatest luxury of the future will be to have a roof - at least in some countries of the South - a direct consequence of the climate change that is awaiting us and will transform our habitat into inhospitable land. So it makes sense that as a result of this a lack of building materials to be felt, followed by the birth of the deep will to listen to our environment, not to repeat the mistakes of our forebears by living according to it rather than to wish it to adapt to our presence. Inspired by brutality, concrete But also the land and the straw today neglected, will be very popular tomorrow.


Already a very current topic of discussion, it is then easy to imagine that when the time comes, the populations of all the continents (if not already done) will turn to a sort of back to the land and raw materials.Warning, there is no question of living in the precariousness of a peat shack and returning to our prehistoric condition, on the contrary. It is a time when our human consciousness has evolved to the point of getting rid of the superfluous, to the point of knowing how to live better, an Earth-houses spirit but indeed well hyper-connected as one imagines and resolutely contemporary.


Tomorrow, this is how our homes, both inside and outside, may appear unfinished. Interiors will be basic, rough but of quality, we will not be afraid of seeing the materials, we'll finally stand with them. Yes, quality, and no matter how interior design will feel like an original shelter, we will have the most comfortable bedding and the most efficient lighting. Our desire for adaptability will create a style that sticks to our skin, where owning less will be a sign of freedom and advanced human thought, and where the concept of home decoration will be gradually disappearing, certainly without any regrets just because the time will no longer lend itself to it.



DESIGN: The ornament is dead, long live Design


On the design side, the future will to give good reason to Adolf Loos and his famous quote "Ornament is crime", the decor and the adornment are no longer an integral part of interior design and architecture. The protagonists of the future will no longer deem it necessary "to embellish" their everyday life and will grow tired of it, for they will prefer to live in reality, and the consideration of the elements for what they are, however rough and imperfect they may be. Ornament, what for?


It is then that these later times will probably see a new kind of design, domestic design. Each individual will give himself the means - or the need - of being his own designer. Once again, the feeling of limitation on materials will require autonomy in terms of furniture and accessories of the everyday life, each of them has the impression of dealing with what he finds around him and in nature. But it will actually be more broadly a new way of designing design, a blend of back to basics and DIY mind that will have the property to make each individual highly creative.


And maybe that's how tomorrow, hybrid furniture will finally find the legitimacy it deserves, because it fills the ingenuity of men, it will inevitably invite you to all the homes. In the future, the design will have an elitist exhibition air, where only connoisseurs find themselves there. And yet, without adornment or occult interest, the pieces that we present today as masterpieces out of price will then be the furniture and objects of all and everyday.

So we can conclude that what we are designing today is only the foundation of tomorrow, and that trends are not just redundant intangible elements as one might believe, they are on the contrary a wonderful means of evolution according to the needs and of the time in an innate and not visible way. They operate in the shadows so that we are able to adapt to any version of the future.



This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader.


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Chloé Valette