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
Turkey’s furniture sector leader İstikbal, has released its new range of beds with revolutionary sleeping technologies. The beds are developed by considering different body types, weights and even sleeping habits.
Designer Makoto Hirata thought about a solution of how to change the potentially mind darkening atmosphere of rooms with no windows. His solution was to produce an electroluminescent “bright blind” that glows and so fakes the ambience of daylight.