Trend Flash is exclusively for Members of The Trend Curve™ subscriber family with immediate updates from markets and trade fairs around the globe. Michelle Lamb, Editorial Director for The Trend Curve, has been in Frankfurt, Germany for the Ambiente Table-Top, Kitchen & Housewares trade fair. Her top-line trends are below.
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Trend Flash from Ambiente 2011
– Pastels enjoyed a bump that felt more than seasonal
– Gray began a shift to supporting roles
– Purple kept gaining, with Blue casts directional
– Denim Blues were on-trend
– Greens advanced, but not Lime
– Papaya emerged as a usable new Orange
TEXTURE AND FORM
– Tiny texture meant a lot
– Raised and indented diamonds offered new surface texture
– Gradient color advanced, resulting in lots of new visual texture
– Unusual dinnerware forms were in the mainstream
– Though people said they were on-trend, fewer square plates appeared
– Rims, edges and handles came with new angles
– Very-thin was the best width for lines
– Shirting stripes took off
– Plaids shrank and became delicate
– Swirls impacted both pattern and form
– Dots took off again
– Bold florals just looked old