Sunday, January 01, 2012

What's Hot For 2012

Happy New Year 2012!
Our first post of the new year concerns an article in Florida Today about the design outlook for this year in "What's hot for 2012." Bottom line: Green will be bigger than ever. Here's a sample of the designers' thoughts:
  • Focus on Indoor Pollution - The EPA says our indoors can be more polluted than the outdoors. So the focus will be on "...fabrics that are green and do not absorb odors or pollutants, or for fabrics that can be washed."
  • LED is the rage in decorative lighting
  • "...make room for veggies in their backyards."
  • “Made in the USA” will be even more important
  • “The “shop local” movement will benefit American manufacturers, but local artists will also benefit
  • Power furniture will find more acceptance as in power recliners in chairs and sofas, and adjustable beds
  • Impact Art - oversized artwork, often photography
Roxanne Brillante-Justice, owner of As Nature Intended design firm, says “Impact Art” was a huge trend at the fall wholesale market. The term refers to oversized artwork, often photography. / Photo courtesy of Roxanne Brillante-Justice

What do you think of this list?  What messages are you receiving from clients?
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