Nature Infused Design
Nature has always been a large part of design, but we are now seeing a much more direct impact on furniture. Pieces incorporating more natural materials, playing with patterns that replicate an item out of nature, and the actual use of items from nature as the medium for art were prevalent themes throughout Market.
Made of a natural rattan material and shaped as a flower from the garden, the McGuire Sunflower Table brings the outside directly into an interior space. Adding these natural elements softens a room, and adds a touch of playfulness to a design.
Mixed media is on the rise this season, as in the blending of high sheen lacquered pieces with a more casual element such as bamboo or rattan. The Somerset Bay Bamboo Minimal Console not only nodded toward the more minimal movement in its lines, but also added the touch of a natural element to make it’s simple detailing even more interesting.
Botanicals have long been a popular and timeless style of artwork. Typically seen as sketches, paintings, or prints, different lines of flowers have been popular for years as decorative art. The Natural Curiosities Herbariums Series took a fresh take on this classic idea, using actual hand dried flowers as the medium to create an additional layer of texture and depth.