But now let me tell you about the trends I spotted...
- First, there are the photo tiles, which look pretty cool with the right motif, but I don't think it is very sensible to make such a big statement with something as permanent as tiles. Perhaps they are better suited for public spaces? I also saw some photo kitchen cupboards, cushions, bags, and of course photo wallpapers. Seems photos are the next pattern?
- Then, there was lots of black everywhere, in everything from furniture to wallpapers and fabrics.
- Contrasting materials, like shiny coloured perspex or glittering metallics next to raw concrete or unfinished wood.
- Lots of Asian and Middle Eastern influences with gold, intricate patterns, muted colours and dark wood.
And as promised, here are my photos from the Hem 2007 fair. Enjoy!
Wallpapers and cushions from Måleributiken i Alvik
Ceramics by Ditte Fischer
Above and below, pictures from the "Personality" exhibition by Jimmy Schönning and Helena Sandberg.
Below are six pictures from the exhibition "Party in the green", about ecological and sustainable products, by Aia Jüdes och Sanna Gebeyehu.
Wooden spoons by Surolle for Carl Malmsten
Dress by Lovisa Burfitt in 100% ecological linen/cotton, dyed in ecological coffee, and a mask made from recycled and vintage materials.
Following, two pics from "Upside down", a trend exhibition for Elle Interiör by Synnöve Mork
Toilet bags in new patterns from Liebling
Cushions from Kreativ Insikt
And lastly, a few pictures from the "Teenage roms" exhibition by Jan Rundgren