In times of uncertainly, people tend to refugee in classical values. That brings you security. Now that we are living in a period of uncertainly and changes, we wonder what’s going to happen with the market of Interior Design. Will the major trends that drive the world of design survive and prevail, or are we about to see drastic changes?
According to most of the reputable sources (Elle Decor; Houzz; Apartment Therapy, and so on), the most influential styles in Interior Design right now are, among others, Mid Century Modern; Coastal Living; Scandinavian; Traditional and Country). Another colorful names like Shabby Chic, Cottage or Boho, tend to be more focused locally.
According to many specialists, we are just in the middle of deep social changes. The recent focus on public health and safety may impact the preferences of people in many ways. Elements like hygienic, easy to clean, and ecologic are going to be every time with more clarity in the mind of the public. What do the major trends have to say in Interior Design about it?
What values will prevail in the future?
Mid Century Modern has in its pocket a long and solid tradition, which provides security and trust to the average user. MCM, besides, has a longstanding reputation of using all available materials with the criteria of functionality over design. “Less is more”, one famous quote from L.Mies van der Rohe, shows us very clearly the point of view of MCM: An emphasis on minimalism.
Scandinavian on the other hand, has an image of natural and ecological sources, that bring us in contact with nature, a deep desire of many users in the current times. The openly minimalist furniture and its characteristic white colors tend to favor a hygienical, pristine image, something deeply appreciated in this time.
WIll these elements be enough to sustain MCM or Scandinavian through time?
Will the Barcelona Chair continue as the most beautiful chair in the world?
Will the Tulip Table continue as the prototype of a beautiful and practical design?