Last year, we saw examples emerging in Milan design week that were bright – using CMYK and RGB colours to create a playful layering effect. Great examples are the shelving systems created by Molteni & C (above) and Vessel (below). Often this layering of colour was combined with raw wood finishes to create a surprisingly natural yet lively result.
Featured and above image credit: PDD
Image credit: Sebastian Scherer
More recently colours appear more sophisticated; gentle hues of blue and grey, creating a soft and serene finish, such as Sebastian Scherer’s Isom tables. Or, we find complex colour gradients and holographic finishes such as Camilla Richter’s ‘And A And Be And Not’ folding screen. Her application of colour is both bold and delicate at the same time.
Image credit: Camilla Richter
All these examples result in something dynamic – a piece of furniture that changes as you move around it. They surprise you as the sun hits it in different ways throughout the day, as colours spread further into a room when light travels through it.
We may have already seen the transparent phone, but I would be excited to see this colour transparency trend spread into consumer electronics and beyond!