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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair presents Interior Trends 2014/2015

Press Release   •   Dec 19, 2013 11:11 GMT

Pure classics, Secret garden, Natural elements and Aqua marine - Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has picked out key interior trends for 2014 and 2015 with the help of designer and trend expert Jan Rundgren.The trends will also be on display in a furniture and lighting exhibition at the Fair, which is taking place on 4-8 February 2014.

Pure classics

The impersonal style so prevalent in recent years is finally on its way out. The anonymous hotel room feeling or ‘lounge style’ that’s been so dominant in interior contexts has given way to an elegant and sophisticated style with far more individuality – Pure classics. Mixing old and new styles together feels the right way to go. Contours are curvier and the color scheme is more discreet, with matte pastels perfectly set off with shades of gray. Metals are still popular, especially warmly glowing gold and bronze. Metals are mainly combined with other materials, such as the base of chairs and tables, or as details on furniture and permanent fittings. One of the materials in the spotlight is white marble and we can expect to see more luxurious stone materials.

Key words: classic style, marble, discreet colors, gold/bronze, silk, wall-to-wall carpets, stucco, crystal and contemporary luxury.

Secret garden

Green spaces are inspiring next season’s color map. Bright, floral, vibrant colors teamed with fresh shades of green, and preferably combined with white and other neutral colors. Secret garden is a combination of rustic retro and contemporary romantic; second hand is a huge source of inspiration that can be mixed with contemporary furniture for an individualistic look.

Homes are furnished with items that work either indoors or outdoors, and there are a lot of new items of furniture whose sole purpose is to display flowers and plants. Chairs with integrated plant holders, a trellis as a room divider feels right – green plants are always welcome in our Nordic homes. We’re still seeing a lot of organic patterns on printed fabrics, bright colors on white backgrounds. Themes can be both naive and naturalistic.

Key words: bright colors, floral, linen, trellis, green scale, romantic, rustic retro, contemporary romantic and green plants.

Natural elements

The natural world is one of the greatest influences on the coming season. Inspiration comes from the Nordic landscape with its endless vistas. Natural materials, such as stone, wood and glass, dominate this style. Natural elements, represents a contemporary feeling in design and form, with natural materials in furniture and permanent fittings. It’s an exciting mix of wood, metal and leather (which is making a comeback, but in a new way). Basket weave and other plaited details will be appearing on furniture. Expect to see pre-patinated surfaces on both wood and textiles, and a lot of washed linen ahead of next season, both on sofas and bedding. Natural colors will be prevalent. Cold shades of brown, in combination with granite, and with hints of leafy green in nature’s color scheme.

Key words: wood, washed linen, natural colors, stone, gray scale, leather, patinated surfaces, contemporary design and rustic materials.

Aqua marine

Aqua marine is a style that updates the traditional maritime feeling. Living close to the sea is a dream for many people; the sea’s fantastic underwater world is a major source of inspiration. The classic marine style is being given a blue-green makeover. Varying blue, green and turquoise colors are an inspiring color map that we team with white for the summer. Blue-and-white is the summer’s strongest mix – on everything from chinaware to furniture. Blue seems to be one of the most popular colors on upholstered furniture ahead of next season.

Watercolor techniques, with colors running into each other, are used on prints and bring fabrics alive. Wood is the most dominant material for furniture in this style. White-painted garden furniture is perfect for the patio, but gray-colored ‘driftwood’ wooden furniture is becoming increasingly popular. The style is very Nordic and plays to our deep love of the sea and our fleeting summers.

Key words: blue-green, contemporary marine style, watercolor prints, military stripes, gray wood, block stripes, blue and white.


Picture: Color Palette for the Aqua marine trend

Picture: Jan Rundgren, designer and trend expert


The next Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will be held on 4-8 February 2014 at Stockholmsmässan.

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design.Domestic and international visitors will find the most comprehensive selection of Scandinavian furniture, office furnishings, design, textiles, lighting and other interior furnishings for both homes and public spaces.Stockholm Design Week is also running parallel to Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.,

Stockholmsmässan is one of the world's leading and most flexible organisers of meetings. We offer the perfect meeting place for everything from international summits to broad public fairs. Together with exhibitors and organisers we create well-organised meetings which offer the visitor inspiration, knowledge and business opportunities. As the leading organiser in the Baltic Sea Region, we organise some 60 industry-leading exhibitions as well as around 100 national and international congresses, conferences and events anually. Every year we welcome 10,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million visitors and more than 8,000 journalists from all over the world.

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