An article by Natalie Hakimian
Stockholm Furniture fair was a hive of activity this year. It was so exciting to be there for the first time and to see an array of so many different inspiring products all under one roof. I spotted a few design trends and colour palettes that really inspired me. However, what really stood out was the Artisan trend. This trend has been evolving since mid-2015 and seems to be even more prominent in 2016.
Artisan is influenced by the ‘handmade’ trend with craft at the core. Designers are showing a more hands-on attitude, in response to a cultural phenomenon of people wanting to come together to craft. Traditional techniques such as basketry and knotting are key when crafting, creating a tactile product that is highly textured. The colour palette is strong and robust. Earthy tones such as terracotta and shades of brown provide a neutral base, with highlights of cream to soften the palette.
Connecting to nature
Touch of Timber fits perfectly into this trend. These Skinny Planks are inspired by the natural wood grain formation that appears in nature. Carpet tile can mimic natural elements in a subtle way and offer great underfoot comfort, slip resistance and acoustics at the same time. We have developed a product that satisfies the desire to reconnect with nature as well as exploring new aesthetic possibilities of our microtuft construction.
Touch of Timber is available in a range of 12 colourways, that all complement one another. Ideal when creating this modern minimalist look.