From Lawn Chair Sculptures to Wearable Feline Headpieces

 - Jan 29, 2017
Design is of the utmost importance to the success of any endeavor, be it a product, a service, or an entire business, and the 2016 design trends highlight some of the most creative and inventive designs of the past year. Whether through the lens of industrial design, graphic design, or product design, there are plenty of interesting ways that companies are bringing new aesthetics to their work.

Industrial design as a whole is benefiting from designers' willingness to diverge from the standard wisdom about materials -- a concept that is especially clear upon reading our FREE Trend Reports. Devendran Draguian's 'Fuse' chair juxtaposes both wood and steel to create a more comfortable and attractive chair, and Rado Kirov's table looks like it's made from melting mercury.

In the realm of graphic design, bodies seem to be at the cutting edge. Artists are exploring their most daring designs directly on people, whether by tattoos or by body painting, and the results are striking.