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Creativeworld Trends 2019/20: Welcome Friends

18 Nov 2018

In the spirit of its motto, ‘Welcome friends’, the Creativeworld Trends 2019/2020 offer inviting ideas for people’s homes. Cosiness, get togethers with friends, parties and self-decorated tables are all reflected in the trends for the coming season of creative activity.

Creativeworld, leading international trade fair for hobby, arts and crafts supplies, is the platform for trends in the DIY sector: a showcase for what is in demand worldwide.

Stilbüro bora.herke. palmisano has been commissioned by Messe Frankfurt to monitor the influences on the creative sector from the worlds of product, textile and fashion design and have adapted these specifically for the products and themes on display at Creativeworld. From this, the designers have derived the Creativeworld Trends, which will be on show in the dedicated exhibition in Hall 4.1 (Stand G41) from January 26-29, 2019, in Frankfurt am Main. Some really unusual individual pieces will be created in advance of the show, using materials and tools from the exhibiting manufacturers, and incorporated into the three trend scenarios.

Michael Reichhold, Creativeworld Director, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, said: “Specialist retailers will find some unexpected juxtapositions of creative materials and techniques in the special exhibition and will thus get plenty of important and stimulating ideas for their businesses.

“The designers have included, in the presentation of the Creativeworld Trends, the tools and materials used. So that the trade visitors to the show will see how the individual pieces have been made.”

From this, flow all sorts of new presentational and sales opportunities for the retail trade, as the new products and ways of using them can be adapted for the retailer’s shop itself.

The 2019/20 Creativeworld Trends are all about cosy conviviality, naturalness and vitality. Three styles have emerged to harmonize all these with the home environment: cozy site, natural location and happy place.

Cozy site: Snug and convivial

With really light colours, from ecru and natural wool to a radiant white, cozy site spreads calm and conviviality. Liquid dyes are used here, in a dip dying technique, for instance. Little vases are half or completely dipped in paint and, hanging free, are decorated with grasses and twigs. Thickly applied paint makes it possible to give things a whole new look. Such items include objects found both at the flea market and in nature.

Fabrics and thick rope, branches and twigs can be brush-painted and serve as decorative accessories. Textiles bring comfort and warmth into the home and are also, therefore, a centre of focus in cozy site. Tying and knotting, with soft, thick, fluffy wool, enhance the textiles that are available. Beautiful textures are created with simple macramé knotting techniques. The dusty old tapestry image has gone: complex techniques, used to create wall hangings and curtains in wool, yarn, cord or rope, create warm accents and are very much on trend.

Natural location: Simple and unpretentious

Tactile materials in rich, dense colours play a major role in natural location. They must be plain and simple, like linen and pottery. That way they ensure a stylish naturalness in a country kitchen. This is where you will find the traditional, grass-roots festive dinner table, where unglazed edges on uneven and irregular individually crafted pottery oneoffs are set off to best advantage.

The ‘handmade’ look provides the unifying thread for natural location. Everything gets a personal touch with playful refinements and delicate touches. Thus, for example, decorative patchworks are created on linen and other fabrics, using a sashiko technique with its so-called running stitch. Table cloths, runners and place mats can be personalised in this way to suit the individual occasion. Crocheted trivet mats, made from waxed cotton cord on hand-painted linen cloth, enhance the natural impact of the country table.

Happy place: Bright colours and festive formality

This trend shows paper in a new light: be it for invitation cards, close-fitting cardboard containers and gift boxes, wrapping paper or paper tablecloths. Fresh ideas have been developed for gifts, packaging and celebrating, all involving bright, in-your-face colours. There is the invitation card on highquality paper, decorated with a little woollen ribbon, pearls and coloured speckles. There is a suitably decorated table for a birthday celebration with a brightly coloured string of woollen pompoms hanging above it. Individual letters, cut out and stuck together with masking tape, replace traditional place cards.

Depending on the target age range, the letters can also be created to imitate graffiti. Paper table cloths get uncompromising patterns with bold lettering or make a real impression with the help of stencils. And the festive ambience is completed with garlands and traditional sayings, pendants, tags and graffiti in vibrant yellow, orange, red or pink.

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