Trend Union Design & Lifestyle 2023 | News from nowhere

"The slowness of craft processes gives design its nobility and depth, empowered by the belief that animistic energy can be nestled in materials. Tomorrow’s objects and textiles should be scrutinized for the possibilities of refined detailing and finishing – like braiding, basket weaving, engraving, painting, lace making, embroideries and more. This holistic approach to living has become a sophisticated design direction for our times, where the functions of rooms are shifting, demanding totally new plans for the future; a nucleus society with more room for family and friends and less space for solitude, with a focus on cooking and learning, playing and reading, baking and binging... Living rooms will become living kitchens, bedrooms will become junior suites and dining rooms will become libraries to study and connect, while gardens and balconies become coveted, adding an extra room to the home. Extending the perspective of even the smallest space."

– Lidewij Edelkoort

Trend Union Home, lifestyle & Interior Forecast 2023

The lifestyle forecasting book presents the newest trends in the field of design, architecture and decoration. It illustrates the decoration of our domestic and professional spaces, including references to forms and materials, and a detailed colour card.

Key words and texts describe the identities and behaviours of future markets, destined not only for the home and interiors sectors, but increasingly so for other industries as varied as food retailing, automotive interiors, leisure parks and tabletop design.