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Taking inspiration from a wide array of different areas like pop culture, architecture and even personal influences, modern design continues to evolve with new and unexpected aesthetic features. Spanning across different market areas like product packaging, interior design and outdoor aesthetics, Trend Hunter’s design category will highlight how contemporary visuals are constantly evolving.
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Top 30 Design Trends in May
Top 30 Design Trends in May
From Minimalistic Everlasting Houseplants to Smart Bed Bases
These May 2021 designs add unique modern and minimalistic details to each home. While houseplants are always a nice design feature, they can be difficult to care for. Luckily, the South Korean... MORE
Japanese-Influenced Imperfect Fireplaces
Japanese-Influenced Imperfect Fireplaces
Japanese Philosophy Inspired Lorna De Santos' Fireplace
Designer at Casa Decor, Lorna De Santos, reimagines the traditional in-home fireplace. Using Japanese philosophy as artistic inspiration, Santos turns the fireplace into a hidden secret. Lending... MORE
Variegated Concrete Floors
Variegated Concrete Floors
Italian Brand 'Ideal Work' Debuted a Dyanmic New Acid Stain Finish
Italian design brand ‘Ideal Work’ leveraged acid stain finishings on concrete floors to create a compelling and unique aesthetic. While concrete flooring can be cold and harsh in certain... MORE
3D-Printed Wood Products
3D-Printed Wood Products
Forust Prints New Products from Wood Industry By-Products
Forust is pushing the possibilities of 3D printing with its 3D-printed wood and a process that combines two wood industry by-products (sawdust and lignin) to create high-strength, sustainable... MORE
Recycled Plastic Tiles
Recycled Plastic Tiles
Takataka Plastics Takes on Plastic Pollution Using Innovative Methods
Takataka Plastics, an award-winning commercial partnership between mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Paige Balcom and Ugandan local Peter Okwoko, cuts down on PET pollution by recycling plastics... MORE
Modern Pendant Lamps
Modern Pendant Lamps
The Anvers Pendant Lamp is Made with Alabaster Stone
British brand CTO Lighting modernizes hanging lamps with the Anvers Pendant lamp. By substituting the traditional glass lamp diffuser for a disk made of translucent alabaster stone, the Anvers lamp... MORE
Open Concept Classroom Redesigns
Open Concept Classroom Redesigns
Aesthetic Lab is a Multipurpose Classroom that Sparks Imagination
Architectural design firm CloudForm Laboratory turned a traditional Taipei secondary school classroom into an imaginative learning space called Aesthetic Lab. The classroom redesign is centered... MORE
Space-Saving 2-in-1 Bed Setups
Space-Saving 2-in-1 Bed Setups
Ori's New Cloud Bed Turns into a Table-Equipped Workspace
Brooklyn-based design studio, Ori, launched its latest space-saving product: the Cloud Bed Table Edition. The new Cloud Bed effortlessly morphs from a roomy king- or queen-size bed into a spacious... MORE
Organized Work
Brands are launching WFH products that emphasize organization and efficiency
Trend - Brands are launching gadgets and furniture that can enhance the work-from-home flow for consumers. From all-in-one network and power solutions to organization-forward desks, these products seek to declutter and offer functionality by appealing to simplicity.
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Sleek Three-Mast Superyachts
Sleek Three-Mast Superyachts
Jeff Bezos' Superyacht is Based on Oceano's Opulent Black Pearl
Jeff Bezos’ superyacht, currently being constructed by Dutch superyacht manufacturer Oceano, is reportedly an ultra-contemporary ship with a host of luxurious features. The Amazon founder’... MORE
Multi-Functional Outdoor Fireplaces
Multi-Functional Outdoor Fireplaces
The Rocco Fireplace is a Versatile Outdoor Furniture Piece
The Rocco fireplace by Belgian design studio Moróro is a modern, multi-functional piece of outdoor furniture that suits any outdoor social gathering. With its sleek aluminum frame finished in a... MORE
Cubicle-Inspired Office Pod Systems
Cubicle-Inspired Office Pod Systems
The 'Hug Working Lounge' Project Offers Private Seating
The ‘Hug Working Lounge’ project has been conceptualized by NOS Design as a solution for the modern office that would offer employees with their own individual area to get work done. The... MORE
play_circle_filled Proprietary Color-Changing Paints
Proprietary Color-Changing Paints
MIT Created ChromoUpdate: a UV-Activated Color-Changing Paint
MIT debuted an innovative new concept that could entirely change design: color-changing paint. The proprietary paint, called ChromoUpdate, is clear in color but has a light-sensitive feature that... MORE
Simple Modular Table Lamps
Simple Modular Table Lamps
Keillor MacLeod's Show Lamp is an Elegantly Effective Light Source
Toronto-based designer Keillor MacLeod engineered a stunningly simple but elegantly effective standing light source called the Show Lamp. The lamp is made with unpainted aluminum and features a... MORE
play_circle_filled Electric-Powered Racing Surfboards
Electric-Powered Racing Surfboards
The RÄVIK S Enables Sports Enthusiasts to Surf Without Waves
The RÄVIK S by Swedish sports designer Awake is an electric-powered high-performance racing surfboard that allows riders to surf the seas–even without waves. The RÄVIK S has a Brushless AMO v.1... MORE
Luxury Interior-Focused Yachts
Luxury Interior-Focused Yachts
The Sirena 68 Luxury Yacht's Interior Comes in Three Colors
Luxury yacht broker Sirena launched the ‘Sirena 68,’ a sleek yacht with an expansive modern interior. The Sirena 68’s exterior, designed by German Frers, is defined by sloping... MORE
Live Fish Carrying Cases
Live Fish Carrying Cases
The Katsugyo Bag is a Conceptual Carrying Case that Keeps Fish Fresh
The Katsugyo Bag, designed in Japan, is a cutting-edge carrying case made to contain live fish to keep them extra fresh. The Katsugyo Bag operates similarly to a portable aquarium, with the fish... MORE
Durable Outdoor Dinnerware
Durable Outdoor Dinnerware
Hydro Flask Outdoor Kitchen is for Serving & Storing Food
The brand-new Hydro Flask Outdoor Kitchen collection was created for the great outdoors and it offers lasting solutions for serving, eating and preserving meals. The brand, best known for its vacuum-... MORE
Retro-Futuristic Airline NFTs
Retro-Futuristic Airline NFTs
The Rimowa x NUOVA NFTs Celebrate the Past & Future of Travel
Luxury suitcase manufacturer Rimowa teamed up with NUOVA to create its first NFTs and the Rimowa x NUOVA collab introduces a collection called Blueprints from the Metaverse. The collection... MORE
Waste-Reducing Plastic Recyclers
Waste-Reducing Plastic Recyclers
ASU Students Set Up the ThermoLab Recycler to Reduce Waste
Two design students at Arizona State University, Ryan Colwick and Aleks Froelich, recently set up the ThermoLab recycler to use surplus plastic filament from 3D printing. The recycler purchased by... MORE
Tasteful Art Gallery Redesigns
Tasteful Art Gallery Redesigns
The Neue Nationalgalerie Underwent an Unobtrusive Refurbishing
The Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum in Berlin originally designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, got a tasteful reimagining by David Chipperfield Architects. The gallery features wall-to-... MORE
Environmental Awareness Flag Designs
Environmental Awareness Flag Designs
Evan Townsend Creates the True South Flag for Antarctica
American journalist Evan Townsend launched the True South flag to raise awareness about the effects of climate change and responsible stewardship over the land. The flag design, which is an attempt... MORE
Sound-Absorbing Dimensional Tiles
Sound-Absorbing Dimensional Tiles
Hex Tiles by TURF Design Add Character and Texture
With the need for accessible sound-dampening technology more apparent than ever, TURF Design offers Hex tiles, a collection of wall-mounted felt sections that feature sound-absorbing technology.... MORE
Modern Pet Feeding Accessories
Modern Pet Feeding Accessories
The MOGO Collection Elevates Mealtime for Pets with Design
The MOGO Mealtime Collection by Boo Oh is a range of design-forward pet feeding accessories that help to add a sense of style to daily rituals. The pet lifestyle brand Boo Oh was founded by... MORE
Customizable Bulk Streetwear
Customizable Bulk Streetwear
H&M's Blank Staples Allows for the Purchase of Garments in Bulk
H&M’s Blank Staples Wholesale is a new format for purchasing men’s streetwear and high-quality style basics in bulk. with this new purchasing format, artists, designers, businesses... MORE