2016 is upon us and with that, it’s time to start speculating as to what trends we’ll be seeing in the design world. It’s a given that there will be plenty of home furnishings released in PANTONE’s Color of the Year, which for the first time ever, is actually two colors. Along with that, we anticipate seeing more warm metals, mixed materials, updated iconic designs, and a focus on sustainability. Take a look at what’s modern furniture is going to be hot in 2016:
Starting with PANTONE’s Serenity, Philippe Malouin’s Hanger Chair for Umbra comes in the soon-t0-be-popular soothing blue. Not only does this clever chair provide extra seating, but it will also fold up and hang in your closet when you don’t need it.
The New Antiques Barstool, designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, merges traditional with modern. This multi-functional stool has a purse hook, which every barstool should have, and a foot rest. It even comes in a pink that matches PANTONE’s Rose Quartz, a color that’ll be hot in 2016.
We suspect there will be a lot of iconic designs being relaunched with a twist. In 2015 we saw Knoll develop the classic Diamond Lounge Chair, by Harry Bertoia, in an 18 karat gold-plated finish complete with a seat cushion.
You’ll definitely be seeing this trend from 2015 sticking around and it will be just as hot in 2016. Warm metals are here to stay, so check out the Brew Cafetiere by Tom Dixon, which comes in a high-shine copper finish with a steel interior to keep your coffee warm.
Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk is a Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal. She dreams of designing textiles, running more than 8 miles + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, and drawing.