HBL Tradeshows: Live from NYIGF 2011

Monday, 31 January 2011

Designs Abroad at New York International Gift Fair 2011
WGSN reports live from this season’s New York International Gift Fair, highlighting the three key trends to come out of New York City’s first interiors show of the year:

1. Hammered metals: Hammered metal has emerged as an important finish and texture for flatware, tableware and decorative accessories

2. Polished and brushed gold: Gold is the finish of choice for everything from trivets to tableware. It is seen in polished and brushed textures and accents the insides of unfinished ceramics

3. Deconstructed simplicity: Forms have surpassed minimalism and designers are discovering new ways to both accentuate the simplicity of an item as well as maximise its functionality