Take the Russian deconstructivist El Lissitzky, the Deco geometric designs of Clarice Cliff, then mix in the influence of contemporary fashion print designers Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto and you can see how the furniture and product world has embraced pattern.
The catwalk’s obsession with African and Aztec prints has been embraced by the furniture and product world as evidenced at London Design Festival. Big, bold and unavoidable, geometric and Aztec shapes are covering everything from fabrics to the forms of design itself. The graphic shelving by FAO at Design Junction brought Aztec patterns to life and Darkroom debuted African-inspired cushion fabrics. Applying these graphic patterns correctly and creatively gives a strong individual look so expect to see more of this in the seasons to come.
Chair manufacturer Ercol exhibiting at Tent, used a soft toned pastel coloured geometric pattern throughout there stand from large scale graphics on the wall to fabrics on there furniture range in collaboration with Tamasyn Gambell.
Applying these graphic patterns correctly and creatively will really give any space a strong identity so expect to see more of this over the next few years.
On the up: Colour, boldness and photographic prints incorporated into furniture and home furnishings.
Strong block colour and bold combinations of synthetic and natural finishes together.