Every six months Oke Nollet head of the Pergo design department gathers all her impressions and influences from design fairs, Pinterest activity and everyday life into an extensive trend report. One of those trends is very clear: imperfect is still perfect.
Already for years we see that people are looking for authenticity. Old objects have already a life behind and we love to know the story. Worm holes, cracks, dirty spots, peeled off effect in the wood express the imperfection and give it an authentic look. The industrial elements as oxidized metal and used leather will never disappear although we notice that it evolves to a softer reclaimed look.
"Worm holes, cracks, dirty spots, peeled off effect in the wood express the imperfection and give it an authentic look"
In contrast to the imperfect trend we see the rise of pure shapes and a perfect look. Using rich materials as marble, leather, transparent coloured glass and metallics. brighten up the interior, reflect a positive vibe inside and gives the interior a glamourous touch. The colors are pure and discrete, with a lot of greys and browns. The Italians and Scandinavians love this luxurious and pure trend.
Nowadays you see a mix match of old and new, authenticity and contemporary in interior. An industrial building with a minimalist shaped sofa. A premium oak floor with a brick wall, or pure and simple furniture with a very used floor. The combinations of imperfect and perfect are unlimited. It depends on the consumer. He will define for himself the right balance between perfection and imperfection.
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