5 Interior Power Plays for AW19

Autumn is often considered a transitional time. As the temperatures cool, there’s a settling down of sorts, a refocusing after the heady delights of summer. This is effortlessly captured in these 5 AW19 interior trends. The lines are sharper and the colours darker as we rediscover some of the very best styles from the 60s and 70s. And yet despite looking back for inspiration, they remain deeply modern, perfectly reimagined for 2019.

Lay It On The Line

Bold and beautiful, this trend uses powerful lines and statement silhouettes to create dramatic interior focal points. This highly stylised aesthetic requires little to shine and has long been favoured by Antonio Citterio in his collaborations with Maxalto. When present, wood is carbonised or stained black to create a smoky allure. Of the novelties, no collection does it better than the Capitol Complex series by Cassina. Its thick graphic lines are softened by the use of French cane and velvet and have been all over Instagram this season. We recommend incorporating this styling in modern dining rooms or home offices for a cool and confident look.

Construction Floor Lamp

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D.859.1 Dining Table

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Seventies Lighting

This year’s crop of contemporary lighting reaches back for the very best of the 1970s. Delicate orbs and daring spheres appear throughout, with colourful reflectors or shades that allow for a delicate shaping of light. Lovers of Gubi’s 1972 Multi-Lite will be delighted to learn of the launch of new finishes and models (all available as of next week). Fringing also emerged as a playful decorative flourish, with Slamp’s Atmosfera Table Lamp a clear favourite. Meanwhile, at Foscarini, 70s inspiration brought forth a cool, curvilinear wall light whose fuss-free attachment means it can be easily moved throughout the house.

Atmosfera Fringe Table Lamp

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Tobia Wall Light

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Dark Botanicals

This dark tropical look is ideal for those who aren’t quite ready to let go of summer. Think maximalist designer rugs, clashing prints and bold accent hues. Moooi and Gubi are your go-to here, with their latest lookbooks offering masterclasses in this evocative style. We also love Marcel Wanders‘ latest collaboration with LondonArt, which reveals a selection of stunning wallpapers for a bold botanical backdrop (check out the Machu Picchu wallpaper in the Monster Dining Chair slide).

Leaf Sculpture

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Eden Queen Rug

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Lean Back

Propping up our lounging this season are a selection of daring cantilever designs. The surge in popularity is in no small part due to the centenary of the Bauhaus School of the Arts which introduced tubular steel cantilevers to the world. Some of the more iconic designs (Knoll’s MR collection and Thonet’s S 533 F) have been reimagined with limited edition upholstery and are the ideal companion for lovers of mid-century modern design.

Flamingo Chair

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MR Bauhaus Chaise Lounge

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Modern Craft

The overwhelming desire to create an authentic, tactile space has brought about a revival in the use of traditional techniques. Whether it’s macrame at Fiam or marquetry at Gallotti & Radice, they infuse contemporary designs with a sense of story and style. The need for sustainability throughout the design process has also prompted designers to reinvent the crafts themselves. For the Lava Stone Mirto Dining Table, B&B Italia used a material crafted from crushed electronic screens to apply the Sicilian lace pattern.

Canevas Geo Rug

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Mirto Lava Stone Dining Table

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Will you be incorporating any of these ideas at home this season? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. For more inspiring design ideas, why not pop down to our 25,000 sq. ft. showroom in Hatch End where you can find a wide range of Europe’s most exclusive brands all under one roof?


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