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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Free Style
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Our 2017-2018 Color + Design Vision explores four relevant cultural themes and trends affecting design today: Future Folk, Free Style, Material Culture and Return Home. We examine today’s design trends across multiple disciplines to see how they create new visual expression. By looking at these themes, we’ll also share the 2017-2018 color forecast while giving...

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Design Discussions with PDR’s Giancarlo Salonga
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We had a chat with Giancarlo Salonga of PDR to learn more about his design approach and how he stays current on cultural trends that affect design. This is part of our Design Discussions series with designers who attended FWD, a place where we explore cultural trends and design influencers in an inspirational setting. We love to keep the conversations going, sharing design aspirations and what personally inspires...

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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Future Folk
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Mankind today is in flux, living between the past and the future, and the natural and digital worlds. This dichotomy is causing major shifts in human behavior and design is following suit. We call this Designkind, where a new generation of post-digital nomads is pushed to the limits, experiencing life on demand, and rethinking the...

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Creating Beauty Out of Chaos
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The one thing that cannot be said about 2017, so far, is that it has been a boring year in terms of new design styles, social activism or fashion. In fact, when I look at the landscape of where we are today versus just a few months ago, I think the best way I can describe the directional change is a blending of dichotomies....

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Design Discussions with CallisonRTKL’s Peri Peng
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Peri Peng of CallisonRTKL Chats With Us About the Mixing of Nature + City Life and Her Terrarium Creations We continue our Design Discussions with designers who attended FWD, a place where we explore cultural trends and design influencers in an inspirational setting. Between design lectures, trend forecasting sessions and art excursions, attendees are immersed in inspiration and creativity. Our Design Discussions keep the conversations going,...

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