With more than 9,000 brands available for viewing in a four-building complex spanning 7 million square feet in the heart of downtown Atlanta, The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market set high standards for designers in 2019. Design Project Manager Barbara Ader with Design2Sell had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta event to get an exclusive look at new collections and trends, while also attending educational lectures, trend presentations and designer talks.
The annual event held in Atlanta is one of the most popular in the design industry. The comprehensive market boasts sixteen floors full of design-focused furniture, lighting, home accents, decor, rugs and much more. Coming home with tons of information, inspiration and pictures, Ader shares some of the top trends she found during her trip to the 2019 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.
“Many trends are remerging from past years,” explains Ader. “Feminine tones, rich jewel tones with an edge, layers of textures, strong curves and velvet upholstery and accents, just to name a few.”
Memphis design from the early 1980s is also a movement coming back into style. This creative design encourages designers to break the rules by using geometric shapes – designs accented with squiggled lines and bubble or curved furniture. Colors used in Memphis design are typically bright with an almost neon quality that evokes child-like emotions of happiness and joy. In addition to full use of bright color, Memphis design can also follow a more minimalist color pattern, featuring black and white as the primary colors with bright accent options.
“Design trends are constantly changing,” states Ader. “Looking at the millions of choices that AmericasMart had to offer, it seems that 2019 is about individuals gaining a sense of confidence in their own voice.”
This assurance is being shown through biophilic design, which enables better performance, more connection and human health with patterns that can be implemented in countless ways. Several patterns working together and the presence of plant life are essential aspects to biophilic design. Social gathering spaces and lounge areas are a perfect match for biophilic design, but it’s not just the presence of natural material that’s important. Different indoor elements such as lighting, air quality, and views of nature must be balanced to optimize the environment as a whole.
The use of biophilic design also correlates with the popular trend of using sustainable, handmade pieces. Items made from sustainable materials such as clay and rice paper help people feel in touch with their roots and nature, a key part of the biophilia hypothesis.
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