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Top 100 Modern Trends of 2015

From Cleverly Compact Lofts to Luminous Fabric Installations

— January 30, 2016 — Art & Design
The top 2015 modern trends speak to contemporary design language and its implications for commercial art and design.

One particular innovation that speaks to the breadth of inspirations in terms of contemporary design is the process of Buick in developing shades for their vehicles. With the color team deeply entrenched in all sorts of design mediums, the inspiration for the palate for the 2016 Buick Enclave came from chocolate and other culinary concoctions.

The annual Milan Design Week also saw the addition of a Children's component, which served as a forward-thinking forum for adults and kids alike to delve into what exactly a smart toy design is.

If you'd like to learn more about modern art and design innovations and how they can spark innovation, be sure to read our 2016 Trend Report.
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Fanciful Furry Reflectors
Fanciful Furry Reflectors
The PomPom Mirror Reproduces Images with Soft Black and White Materials
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99
Futuristic Funeral Carriages
Futuristic Funeral Carriages
This Modern Coffin Carriage is an Avant-Garde Take on Antique Designs
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98
Gorgeous Grid Pinboards
Gorgeous Grid Pinboards
This Wall-Mounted Metal Organizer Lets You Tack Up Little Objects
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97
Modern Multifunctional Chairs
Modern Multifunctional Chairs
The Woodieful Stool Also Doubles as a Side Table and Magazine Rack
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96
Mind-Bending Interactive Paintings
Mind-Bending Interactive Paintings
These Superimposed Images Engage Senses in a Trippy Way
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95
Modern Countryside Homes
Modern Countryside Homes
The Bolton Residence is Full of Bold Minimalist Details
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94
Dignified Drawer Toolboxes
Dignified Drawer Toolboxes
Hardware Storage is Minimalist and Organized for Refined Woodworkers
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93
Tattoo Removal Creams
Tattoo Removal Creams
This Topical Cream Gets Rid Of Tattoos Painlessly
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92
Glamorous Glass Sailboats
Glamorous Glass Sailboats
The Oxseagen Yacht Features a Windowed Midsection for Great Ocean Views
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91
Vibrant Statement Staircases
Vibrant Statement Staircases
This Statement Staircase Illuminates a Private Home in Peru
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90
Water Well-Inspired Lighting
Water Well-Inspired Lighting
The Well Lamp by Mejd Studio Winds Up Whimsically
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89
Culinary Car Designs
Culinary Car Designs
Buick Color and Texture Inspirations are Extracted From Food by Gut Instincts
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88
Layered Lumber Desks
Layered Lumber Desks
The Sheet Table is an Elegant Workstation with Beautifully Stacked Surfaces
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87
Contoured Soda Bottles
Contoured Soda Bottles
These Designers Re-imaged the Shape of Coca-Cola's Iconic Soda Bottle
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86
Stitch-Free Clothing Collections
Stitch-Free Clothing Collections
These Garments Can Be Assembled Without a Sewing Machine
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85
Futuristic Concrete Abodes
Futuristic Concrete Abodes
The G House by Esau Acosta is a Modular Marvel
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84
Abstract Window Seats
Abstract Window Seats
Bernardo Rodrigues Designs a Striking Reading Nook in a Family Home
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83
Sliding Sliced Houses
Sliding Sliced Houses
An Installation by Michael Jantzen Invites You to Play with Space as Frames
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82
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Dune's Latest Collection Features a Deep Dish Cement Table
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81
Campsite Art Exhibits
Campsite Art Exhibits
'UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam' is Showcasing Modern Sculptures at its Campsite
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80
Gradient Perforated Shelving
Gradient Perforated Shelving
In the Fog by Dmitry Kozinenko is an Aesthetically Unique Collection
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79
Interaction-Increasing Tables
Interaction-Increasing Tables
Architects Design University Furniture Inspired by an Artist Palette
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78
Submerged Mountain Museums
Submerged Mountain Museums
This Massive Concrete Structure is Partially Embedded in a Mountainside
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77
Mix-n-Match Marble Furnishings
Mix-n-Match Marble Furnishings
Cut_Paste Series Comprises Rigidly Assembled Construction Materials
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76
Plug-Propped Lamps
Plug-Propped Lamps
The Wald Outlet Light is Freestanding and Anchored to the Socket
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75
Coiled Clothes Racks
Coiled Clothes Racks
This Spring Hanger Integrates a Spiralling Bar for Gathering More Garments
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74
Curvaceous Contemporary Couches
Curvaceous Contemporary Couches
These Voluptuous Sofas Will Lovingly Hug Every Part of Your Body
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73
Elegant Lemniscate Lamps
Elegant Lemniscate Lamps
An Infinity Symbol Light Has a Continuous Looped Form and a Poetic Look
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72
Crosshatched Console Tables
Crosshatched Console Tables
This Scarred Wooden Furniture Expresses Sharp and Unexpected Detail
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71
Hanging Room Dividers
Hanging Room Dividers
BAK Architects Creates a Double Duty Piece of Concrete Furniture
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70
Cantilevered Computer Tables
Cantilevered Computer Tables
Wall Laptop Desk Facilitates the Adaptation of Your Home Workstation
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69
Flatpacked Storage Systems
Flatpacked Storage Systems
This Wooden Shelf is Made Up of a Dozen Frames for Customized Stashing
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68
Dr Seuss Seating
Dr Seuss Seating
This Rainbow Abstract Chair is Sweet Enough to Furnish a Candy Store
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67
Elegant Airplane Desks
Elegant Airplane Desks
This Amazing Workstation is Made from the Wing of a 737-800 Boeing Aircraft
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66
Productivity-Boosting Offices
Productivity-Boosting Offices
This Office Helps Employees Become More Efficient Workers
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65
Tipsy Task Chairs
Tipsy Task Chairs
This Spring-Framed Chair Offsets the Drunken Sway of the Sitter
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64
Quality Keychain Pegs
Quality Keychain Pegs
This Key Holding Rack Incorporates Hanging Fobs for Effortless Organization
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63
Undulating Modular Furniture
Undulating Modular Furniture
The Wave Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz is Sculptural and Surreal
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62
Surreal Selfie Compositions
Surreal Selfie Compositions
Izumi Miyazaki Takes Selfies Better Than You Do
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61
Adaptable Clothes Racks
Adaptable Clothes Racks
The Leaning Loop Storage System Keeps A Range of Items Neatly Arranged
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60
Reused Tube Hangers
Reused Tube Hangers
Each Piece of the Trempel Collection is Cut from a Single Cardboard Pipe
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59
Modern Sculptural Lamps
Modern Sculptural Lamps
The Focal Point Light by Designlump is Practical and Chic
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58
Cleverly Compact Lofts
Cleverly Compact Lofts
The Zoku Hotel is Rife with Creative Hidden Features for Small Spaces
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57
Surreal Childhood Portraits
Surreal Childhood Portraits
This Photographer Captures His Sons in Imaginative Fictional Fantasies
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56
Modern Office Furniture
Modern Office Furniture
Turnstone Expands Campfire Collection to Include Two Tables and a Footrest
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55
Pop-Up Paper Lamps
Pop-Up Paper Lamps
This Folding Lamp is Constructed from One Simple Sheet of Cardboard
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54
Space-Saving Sleeping Nooks
Space-Saving Sleeping Nooks
The MAt Bedroom Efficiently Arranges All Furniture Along One Wall
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53
Rounded Wireframe Furniture
Rounded Wireframe Furniture
The Wave Collection Features Some Surprisingly Soft Shapes
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52
Animated Compact Kitchen
Animated Compact Kitchen
The LOLO Capsular Microkitchen Serves Up Personality and Practicality
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51
Superhero-Inspired Typography
Superhero-Inspired Typography
This Quirky Alphabet Series Draws on Popular Comic Book Characters
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50
Eccentric Storage Solutions
Eccentric Storage Solutions
This Abstract Cabinetry is Highly Graphic and Gravity-Defying
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49
Hidden Speakeasy Bars
Hidden Speakeasy Bars
Flask is a Lounge Found Behind a Vintage Coke Vending Machine
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48
Smart Storage Jars
Smart Storage Jars
The Neo Smart Jar Enhances Food Storage with Bluetooth Technology
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47
Children's Design Festivals
Children's Design Festivals
The Kids Design Week in Milan is the First of Its Kind for Young Ones
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46
3D-Printed Faucets
3D-Printed Faucets
'American Standard' Created a Line of 3D-Printed Tap Fixtures
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45
Illusory Body Paintings
Illusory Body Paintings
Hikaru Cho's Body Painting Art Represents Features of Samsung's Galaxy S6
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44
Sculptural Cubic Furniture
Sculptural Cubic Furniture
This Chair Blends Functionality and Design Seemlessly
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43
Geometric Suspended Seats
Geometric Suspended Seats
The Kodama Zome by Richie Duncan is Like a Spacious, Artistic Hammock
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42
Flexible Connecting Furniture
Flexible Connecting Furniture
TECADI's MoMo Modular Multi-Use Furniture Adapts to Any Space
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41
Contemporary Composite Consoles
Contemporary Composite Consoles
Millennial Tables Pair Lumber Debris with Elaborate Metal Frames
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40
Eerie Food-Based Photography
Eerie Food-Based Photography
This Photographer Replaces Human Body Parts with Fruits and Veggies
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39
Outdoor Home Entertainment Options
Outdoor Home Entertainment Options
Roger Christ Creates a Projector Wall on a Residential Rooftop
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38
Industrial Chess Sets
Industrial Chess Sets
This Portable Chess Set Makes It Easy to Set Up a Game Anywhere
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37
Swanky Waterfall Showers
Swanky Waterfall Showers
Rain Soft Setup Lets You Bathe Beneath Dispersed Droplets and Downpours
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36
Beautiful Basic Bike Racks
Beautiful Basic Bike Racks
Pau Bicycle Wall Rack is a Brace that Blends into Your Interior Decor
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35
Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Costa Rica's Casa Incubo by Maria Jose Trejos is Bright and Spacious
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34
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
This Contemporary Cottage Features a Stone Facade and Glass Walls
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33
Flat Packed Lamps
Flat Packed Lamps
The Kavo DIY Table Lamp Lets the Buyer Participate in the Building
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32
Stackable Storage Stools
Stackable Storage Stools
Colorful Seating Objects Improve Classroom Comfort and Organization
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31
Draped Timber Tables
Draped Timber Tables
This Folding Table Top Can Be Propped Up for Extension to Left to Dangle
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30
Fantastic Masquerading Furnishings
Fantastic Masquerading Furnishings
A Series of Hybrid Sculptural Seating Assumes Everyday Objects
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29
Ceiling-Suspended Beds
Ceiling-Suspended Beds
This Hanging Bed is a Great Way to Save Space in a Small Home
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28
Waste Container Swimming Pools
Waste Container Swimming Pools
The 'Pool Box' is Housed Inside of an Old Dumpster
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27
Life-Like Disney Princes
Life-Like Disney Princes
This Series Transforms the Iconic Disney Princes into Realistic Images
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26
Spacey Pet Beds
Spacey Pet Beds
A Futuristic Dog House Assumes an Alien Appearance and Hidden Hi-Tech Features
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25
Chic Pegboard Shelving
Chic Pegboard Shelving
Peg-It-All by Kreisdesign is a Modern Version for Stylish Homes
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Encroaching Cubby Interiors
Encroaching Cubby Interiors
Suspended Built-in Shelves Free Up Space for a Fascinating Floor Plan
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23
Elegant Ribbon Urinals
Elegant Ribbon Urinals
This New Toilet Concept Proposes a Sculptural Form That Reuses Water
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22
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
This Rural Getaway is Cantilevered Over a Steel and Concrete Base
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Minimalist Projected Timepieces
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
A Projection Wall Clock Displays the Hour from Beamed Light Digits
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20
Minimalist Greek Retreats
Minimalist Greek Retreats
Villa Melana Blends Rustic and Modern in a Beautifully Minimalist Way
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19
DIY Desk Lamps
DIY Desk Lamps
This Plywood Light Was Designed to Be Assembled by the User
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18
Box-Delivered Beds
Box-Delivered Beds
This Mattress in a Box Expands to Full-Size with Its Innovative Memory Foam
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17
Concrete-Contoured Cubbies
Concrete-Contoured Cubbies
Wood and Concrete Side Table Embraces Contemporary Material Combination
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16
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Nendo Kame Luggage Has a Flexible Fabric Cover That Simply Rolls Aside
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15
Chic Modular Chairs
Chic Modular Chairs
Exocet by Stephane Leathead Can Take on Different Positions and Personalities
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14
Compact Furniture Collections
Compact Furniture Collections
The Travelbox Set Moves Where You Move, Complete with a Bed and More
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13
Galactic Art Reinterpretations
Galactic Art Reinterpretations
David Hamilton Remixes Classic Paintings with Star Wars Influence
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12
Undulating Modular Couches
Undulating Modular Couches
This Wavy Sofa is Assembled from a Hilly Surface of Multi-Height Blocks
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11
Modern Forest Homes
Modern Forest Homes
Engel Architekten Designs a Stunning House that Blends Into Its Surroundings
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10
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Zecc Architects Designs a Countryside Cabin Using Shuttered Walls
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9
Fantastic Fan-Like Bookcases
Fantastic Fan-Like Bookcases
Web Shelf Comprises Interlocking Ledges Arranged at Different Angles
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8
Conceptual Wood Furniture
Conceptual Wood Furniture
Arca Studio Creates Unusual Designs for Modern Homes
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7
Luminous Fabric Installations
Luminous Fabric Installations
Wonderwall by LIKEarchitects is an Imaginative Interactive Exhibit
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6
Elegant Grayscale Tattoos
Elegant Grayscale Tattoos
These Monochromatic Tattoos Feature Detailed Geometric Designs
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5
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Adjustable Standing Desks Make it Simple to Set Up Shop Anywhere
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4
Affordable Home Elevators
Affordable Home Elevators
This Tubular Elevator is Easy to Install in the Average Home
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3
Contemporary Prague Cafes
Contemporary Prague Cafes
The Proti Proudu Bistro is Inspired by the Idea of Connection and Coffee
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2
Water-Weaving Faucets
Water-Weaving Faucets
Swirl Tap Spouts Angled Streams of H2O for an Improved Cleaning Experience
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1
Violent Beauty Photography
Violent Beauty Photography
'Bruised Behind the Mask' Comments on Domestic Abuse
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