Dear Readers, in these extraordinary times, the world needs inspiration. That is why design magazine, CovetED decided to focus its 17th issue on this subject. Through 126 pages, you will find more than 300 inspirations and ideas to nurture your creative mind! We start by featuring all that’s new from the best design brands worldwide. Then, we present a curated selection of the showrooms we love, from the world’s capitals. Hoping to be able to visit them once again very soon.
NEWS AND TRENDS
Design is everywhere. From year to year, the trends keep changing in light velocity. If there is one way to describe the interior design trends we will see more of in 2020, it’s anything goes. To make you be able to keep up with all of them we bring you the latest news and trends in the interior design world.
KARTELL “LOVES THE PLANET”
In the context of more careful, conscience, and sustainable design, Kartell has created a set of furniture collections, in order to raise awareness of the environment and the concern for the planet Earth. Kartell Loves The Planet is the name of this collection that represents the ongoing conversation about the world and the environment.
NENDO: SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN COLLECTION FOR EMECO
Japanese studio Nendo has released a new version of its environmentally friendly SU stool for Emeco, adding an interchangeable cork seat to the design. The material is lightweight, resilient, and can be harvested every ten years without causing lasting damage to the trees. As with previous versions of the SU stool, the seat has a contoured surface and is supported by four anodized aluminum legs. Emeco describes the cork seat as “tactile with a feeling of warmth”.
COVET NYC by RDD
Covet NYC is a new staging project by RDD Architecture, embellished with the most bespoke and luxury pieces you’ll ever have the privilege to see. Behind the concept of this staging project, is the design of the amazing Roberto Rincon, a top NYC-based interior designer that took this challenge, creating excellence and sophistication. A luxurious, modern and sophisticated home. A home that inspires with the outstanding composition of pieces, colours, materials, styles, shapes, and patterns. And that is precisely what distinguishes Roberto from other professionals: the subtle, yet perfect.
Increasing awareness of environmental catastrophe and the urgency to prevent it is inspiring designers to rethink the lifecycle of products. More and more people are awakening to the benefits of eco-conscious home decor, and the rise in popularity of green furnishings is interior design pushing frontiers forward at full speed.
Plants are certainly not a new interior design trend, but they are becoming more of a feature than ever before, as people realize the health benefits they offer. With a diminished connection to nature, the increasing pressure on urban space, and the technological presence we have less opportunity to recuperate our mental and physical energy. Biophilia Design Trend is all about the hidden secrets that surround the essence of life, just like if your ambiances were alive and breathing. Businesses at the vanguard of workplace design such as Apple, Google, and Amazon are investing heavily in Biophilic Design elements.
Sustainability initiatives are becoming extremely popular these days. Designers and homeowners alike have been embracing the eco-friendly trend by using natural materials in their projects and home decor. Natural Materials are inherently more eco-friendly than their artificial counterparts, it’s good for the environment, and your family, as well. They give an instant feeling of luxury and style to any space, as well as the highly versatile list of their benefits. It’s no wonder why natural materials are a trend that is here to revolutionize the interior design world.
Colours have an important role in interior design, they can completely transform a room. With the right colour, you can set the tone of the room, the mood, and the general ambiance. Each year, major paint companies such as Pantone announce their colour of the year and interior designers adopt these colours to build beautiful kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. Pantone’s Colour Of The Year 2020 is Classic Blue, so this would be definitely the colour that will revolutionize interior design in 2020. But you can also expect to see interiors with amazing colours such as Mellow Yellow, Cassis Color, and Green Forest.
Brands are aware that consumers are increasingly valuing experiences rather than objects and changing their spending habits accordingly. To gain customers’ attention back into stores, they’re adapting to offer 360-degree shoppable brand experiences. Believing a relaxed customer is more likely to make a purchase, retailers are on a continual quest to make customers feel at home in their stores. Brands want customers to discover a different way of shopping, aiming to create an environment that is as close as possible to their homes. We hope to see this design trend at Salone Del Mobile 2020.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S NEW
THE MOST COVETED NEWS
SHOWROOMS WE COVET
Your home is a reflection of your life and your personality. And, as a true design lover, we know you are always looking to be inspired. For that, CovetED brings you some of the greatest showrooms at the moment, so that you can admire the best in the interior design world.
PROJECTS WE COVET
BOOKS WE COVET
HOTELS WE COVET
RESTAURANTS WE COVET
The worlds finest luxury restaurants: In this issue, CovetED featured the cuisine of the world. From Cantonese to Latin American food, we bring you all sorts of options.
THE INFLUENCE OF FASHION ON INTERIOR DESIGN
A strong and undeniable link between runway fashion and interior design has always existed but in recent years the two have fused to a point where the one has a significant influence over the other. Fashion is not just about the clothes we wear or the outfits we put together, it dominates much of our day to day lives from the homes we live in the offices we work in and the cars we drive: Everything is governed by fashion trends. This is what this design magazine is all about!