HBL Tradeshows: Live from Craft Design

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Seletti at Craft Design 2011, Brazil

WGSN-homebuildlife reports live from the first edition of the bi-annual Craft Design in São Paulo, Brazil. Here are the key trends to emerge from the show:

Bright colours
Bright colors are a key part of decorative objects at the show. They give traditional objects a fun, modern and edgy look, and also appear on stationery, office supplies and kitchen accessories.

Durable disposables
Many exhibitors have played with ceramics, glass and other durable materials and made them look like disposable objects. Lunch boxes, plastic cups and cardboard trays are an inspiration for designers who create sophisticated and unusual objects.

Lamps with visible cords sockets
Lamps that celebrate the very materials needed to produce them - such as cords, sockets/nozzles and light bulbs - are a strong trend here at Craft Design. Pendant lamps tied by cords, without lampshades, create an interesting effect. Subscribers can real our full report on this trend here.