Last week, our Dubai interiors & graphics team visited INDEX at the World Trade Center, Dubai, U.A.E. It was great to catch up with some well-known local suppliers like Häfele, Art Painting lab, and FnB Furniture.
Stephanie Ng Design from Malaysia was one of the favorites for our interior designers, they offer bespoke lighting and furniture for residential as well as commercial spaces.
Upon strolling through the exhibition, we were intrigued by the tactile experience of the ‘SOUF FALL’ installation created by Ronel Jordaan Textiles for Scarlet Opus. This was created using felted wool yarn and leather, promoting some of 2019’s upcoming trends of encouraging designers to use natural materials.
A seminar on, ‘Key Lifestyle & Design Trends for 2019 and Beyond’ by Victoria Redshaw of Scarlet Opus, was the highlight of the day. Clarity, Bio Tech, and The Traveller were the three main upcoming interiors trends that were introduced discussed at the event. ‘The Traveller’ really caught my attention, a concept that takes a modernised approach on traditional themes. Victoria went on the describe the trend with key ideas that describe the theme: Mega transparency, accountability, ultra-discipline, stability, dependability, reassurance, heritage, setting a standard, being the best version of ourselves and earned know how. The trend translates itself beautifully into the types of textures, materials and colour palette used.
Our upcoming interior design project, Urban Male Lounge, is the perfect example of this trend, with a dark and richer material pallet. The dark brown wood and brown leather encapsulate the themes of dependability & stability, whilst the the grey concrete finish portrays the concept of mega transparency. The copper metal details add to the intent of the space of having an “understated glamour”.
By Devanshi Jakhiya, Brand Creative Dubai Interior Designer