House & Home (128)
After years of white, minimalist cabinetry, the kitchen is becoming more colourful as leading manufacturers tempt consumers’ palates with brighter colours and wider pattern choices.
Why it matters
If consumers are truly tiring of the sober minimalist movement and instead craving something mood-lifting, could we begin to see brands in the house and home space looking at more direct ways to lift the human psyche? In the future could products be categorised by what they do for the mind as opposed to what they deliver functionally?
Source: Swedish design and housing magazines
18. November 2009
UntoThisLast is a local craftsman workshop which produces handmade furniture at mass-production prices. A huge range of furniture and accessories can be customised and produced on demand, thanks to 3D software and CNC machines.
Leroy Merlin, the home improvement and garden centre chain, has created an online platform to educate its customers about environmentally sustainable improvements they can make to their homes. This "green library" has 2500 suggestions, organised into five different categories: water saving, electricity saving, renewable energies, healthy spaces and sustainable forests. This online resource supports Leroy Merlin's "eco.options” range of products.