Gerradine Loggere reviews London Design Week
WHAT TRENDS WILL BE BIG IN 2017?
The jungle trend will still be popular in 2017, with the addition of monkeys and birds! We repeatedly saw colour pallets of greens, blues, taupe and rust. Texture was also noticeable in many of the new collections, lots of thicker wools and felts, a very handmade feel. I also saw lots of ‘sputnik’ lighting.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE NEW COLLECTION AND WHY?
I think it would have to be Rubelli DK 2017. It’s a small fabric collection but so very special. The textures and handmade feel you get from the designs are wonderful and the colour pallet is amazing.
WHAT INSPIRATION WILL YOU BE BRINGING BACK TO TATUM?
I discovered some very stylish lighting companies at this year’s LDW. CTO, an Italian company and Bert Frank, offering incredible vintage inspired lighting.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO VISIT TRADESHOWS/EXHIBITIONS?
Tradeshow and exhibitions give you the opportunity to discover so many new products in a concentrated space. They allow you to meet with interesting people and most importantly make sure you stay on top on the latest trends.