The Trend Hub, Talks and Tours at the recent Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electircla (June 11-12 Islington BDC) showcased the ‘Fellowship’ trend, as picked by trend forecasters Scarlet Opus. The Trend Hub included a variety of exhibitors’ products to match the trend that is predicted to influence Spring/Summer 2020.
Scarlet Opus’ Victoria Redshaw and Laura Greenwood, Trend Tour leaders explained: “This trend promotes the power of the Collective –working together to carve out a better future.”
They continued: “It has a global outlook; celebrating cultural diversity and placing ethics at the centre of decision making. Collaboration and community are key, including community farming initiative.” They describe the trend as “experimental, colourful and joyous; showcasing a mix of patterns, materials and products relating to preparing spicy world cuisines as consumers use food as a vehicle to travel the world and have a global adventure in their own kitchens.”
Scarlet Opus director, Phil Pond elaborates: “It’s about rebelling against establishments, with their systems, protocols and procedures, holding governments and charities to account. It’s about moving to a more relaxed comfortable environment, and about re-defining what is means to be prosperous.”
Referencing the Fellowship Trend, the shows’ Trend Tour highlighted “Ladelle’s fabulous Terrazzo-inspired serveware” with its trendy surface pattern. Meanwhile the Trend Hub’s Fellowship Table included a selection of colourful and “joyful” products including Brabantia’s Retro Storage Cannisters and David Mason Designs’ quirky teapot set, as well as the multi-purpose cooker, the Haden Kitchen Angel from Lorraine Pascale’s range. Books from Hachette UK provided inspiration for global cuisine.
* Exclusively, the UK’s premier showcase of housewares, tabletop and small electrical, will take place at the Business Design Centre from June 9-10.
Top: A view of the Fellowship Table at Exclusively’s Trend Hub.