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2023 furniture and home decor trends embrace being together again.
More design shows triumphantly returned to in-person this year. And with that return, a series of design trends for 2023 that embrace our collective homecoming: in celebration of being together again.
That meeting again IRL (in real life!) was vaunted with plenty of exuberance at the 60th anniversary of Salone del Mobile in Milan. Reconnection reigned on the show floor, literally and figuratively (manifesting in uber-tactile materials like comforting bouclé and playful fringe) with a welcoming wink at tradition (a new generation’s take on archetypal looks, from rattan to lacquer). There were nods to terra firma and organic Brutalism, but levity, too: from tubular chairs to undulating lights. Meanwhile, over at September’s Maison et Object in Paris, the feel-good vibe of “Lux Populis” offered a fresh vision of new luxury that reflects popular culture, creating a thoughtful, inclusive space in which all can rejoice—together.
This trend embraces soft textures and natural curves. Read more about it here.
This trend is all about utilitarian concrete and steel, and puts an emphasis on materials, textures and construction. Read more about it here.
Okay, this is fun. This design trend leans into maximalism and manifests in a kind of design oxymoron: modern retro or new nostalgia. Read more about it here.
The sister trend to the “grandmillennial” look is “soft launch”: tactile design with plenty of soft layers and textures. Read more about it here.
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