With a reputation for predicting commercial trends, The Exclusively exhibition (August 24- 25 at Islington’s Business Design Centre) will unveil the next set of themes to dominate the next three to five years, including ‘Reset.’
Phil Pond, director of trend forecaster Scarlet Opus gave a sneak preview of the Reset trend at the recent Exclusively briefing meeting for exhibitors. It is a theme which is already manifesting in global design as sustainability moves towards becoming the norm.
Reset is all about ‘preserve, conserve, protect’ and acknowledges the establishment of green cities, urban farms, rooftop and vertical gardens. This is about the circular economy and the key mantra of ‘do no harm’. Priorities include designing out waste, repairing and reusing, and creating products that are not disposable.
Blues and greens, muted patterns which reflect foliage, herbs, fruit, and vegetables are among the style influences, as well as a ‘mix and match pallete’ that will look particularly good on glass. Key words include nature, recovery, local, waste, protect and reuse.
In addition to an abundance of ‘Reset’ products on display in the aisles of Exclusively Housewares, the Brand Showcase (media-friendly edit of the main show for some 250 press, bloggers and influencers) will highlight some of the most striking product talking points.
See www.exclusivelyshows.co.uk or contact BHETA’s Member Services Team on 0121 237 1130.
Top: Scarlet Opus will explore the Reset trend at Exclusively Housewares.