Green Design Trends

in Paris and London

Oct 16, 2013 by Irene Vermeulen

At Maison & Objet Paris and London Design festival, Craftscurator has spotted the latest trends in conscious crafts and green design. For PantoneView, two reports were made on the use of colour and material for interior product design.

Hall 1 Ethnic Chic at Paris trade fair Maison & Objet is a hotspot for handmade design. Craftscurator was happy to find many friends from all over the globe who were showing their latest products. Recycled paper placemats from Brazil, handmade basketry from South Africa, and beautiful rugs from Afghanistan.

In the report Conscious Crafts for PantoneView, a rich colour palette can be found, inspired on textiles that are vegetable dyed. Shades of yellow made of chamomile flower petals and onion skins. Orange colour created with saffron or rosehip.

London Design Festival boasted a large number of events. Craftscurator has walked the streets to see most of the presentations, and found many young designers working on sustainable material innovation.

Green Design is the name of the report on London Design Festival for PantoneView. Green is indeed an important colour. Natural seaweed, recycled glass and grinded stone have very different shades of green to offer. Combined with a rich rusty brown inspired on barkcloth, and the ocre shade of reclaimed wood, it makes for an interesting colour card.

SustainRCA | Diana Simpson Hernandez | Julia Lohmann | V&A Designer in Residence | Heath Nash | Kitengela Glass | Daniel Heath | 100% Design | Chuk Palu | Muskhane | Danyé | Maison & Objet | London Design Festival |

Glass Lab, seen at SustainRCA
construction material recycling system by Diana Simpson Hernandez
Seaweed material applications
by Julia Lohmann at the V&A
Glass lamp at Graphic Africa
by Heath Nash x Kitengela Glass
Recycled paper placemats
By Artesanato de Piaui, Brazil
Handknotted rug
by Chuk Palu from Afghanistan
Handmade felt from Nepal
by Muskhane
Basketry from South Africa
by DanyƩ
Glass plate, made in sand casting
by Chuk Palu from Afghanistan
Laser engraving on reclaimed wood
by Daniel Heath, seen at Material Atelier