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Top 70 Art and Design Trends in April

From AR Museums to Sculptor-Designed Fitting Rooms

— April 29, 2018 — Art & Design
These April 2018 Art and Design trends touch on the different ways in which creativity and artistic expression can make a consumer's life more convenient, both inside and outside of the home.

Themes of customization still remain dominant, as innovations like Google's 'Art Palette' help consumers find artwork that matches their personal color aesthetic. Simply imputing five preferred colors into the app redirects the user to a masterpiece that features a similar palette, effectively highlighting the importance of color and individuality.

Technology is also breathing new life into artistic endeavors, as more museums adopt app-based technologies that enable guests to explore virtual representations of art. Examples of this include the MoMAR App, which is bringing Jackson Pollock paintings to life using augmented reality.

The design world has undergone similar innovations as restaurants and businesses are expanding their interior aesthetics to be more reflective of a contemporary consumer. Recently, Acne Studios hired a sculptor to design their in-store dressing rooms, offering the consumer an interior that fuses retail with fine art.
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Sculptor-Inspired Spring Collections
Sculptor-Inspired Spring Collections
Acne Studios' SS18 Blå Konst Line is Inspired by Gabriel Kuri
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Artist Curated Posts
Artist Curated Posts
Google Has Expanded Its Knowledge Panel To Allow For Artist Interaction
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Rubber-Fitted Oak Tables
Rubber-Fitted Oak Tables
Designer Ammar Kalo is Experimenting with Unconventional Mediums
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Dystopian 3D-Printed Chairs
Dystopian 3D-Printed Chairs
Nagami's Debut Furniture Takes Design Cues from Aldous Huxley
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Color Pop House Exteriors
Color Pop House Exteriors
Archaeo Created a Single-Storey Home with a Dominant Wall
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Dream-Inspired Video Games
Dream-Inspired Video Games
The Proxi Game Gives Players the Chance to Have Their Memories Featured
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Exclusive Colorful Lithographs
Exclusive Colorful Lithographs
Kenny Scharf Created Limited-Edition 'Sloppy Melt' Art
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Design-Focused Kids Summer Camps
Design-Focused Kids Summer Camps
CampMODA Encourages Children to Pursue STEAM Careers
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Contemporary Bank Re-Designs
Contemporary Bank Re-Designs
The Nationwide Building Society's Interior Fosters Connectivity
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Augmented Drawing Apps
Augmented Drawing Apps
Google's 'Just a Line' App Enhances Videos with Dynamic AR Drawings
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Retro-Themed Horror Games
Retro-Themed Horror Games
The Bvoid Horror Game Focuses on Atmosphere Rather Than Jump Scares
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Double Helix Spiral Installations
Double Helix Spiral Installations
Carsten Höller Revealed Plans for a Dynamic Display in Florence
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Boutique Hospitality Rentals
Boutique Hospitality Rentals
The Casa Flora Offers a Comfortable Temporary Stay in Venice
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Car-Branded Letter Installations
Car-Branded Letter Installations
Lexus' 'Letters' Exhibit Highlights Positive Customer Reviews
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Skinny Concrete Gallery Towers
Skinny Concrete Gallery Towers
OMA Added a Tower to the Fondazione Prada Complex in Milan
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Palette-Based Art Discovery Apps
Palette-Based Art Discovery Apps
Google's 'Art Palette' App Matches Colors to Famous Works
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Ultra-Luxurious Artisan Chocolates
Ultra-Luxurious Artisan Chocolates
Daniel Gomez's 'Glorious' Chocolate is a True Work of Art
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Gender-Exploring Colored Buildings
Gender-Exploring Colored Buildings
Wutopia Lab Paints Two Houses in Pink and Blue in Shenzhen
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Asymmetric Extruded Structures
Asymmetric Extruded Structures
Atelier Andy Carson Created an Elegant Home in New South Wales
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Luminous Sculptural Chandeliers
Luminous Sculptural Chandeliers
Jorge Pardo Used a Laser-Cutting Technique for His Light Fixtures
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Street Artist-Created Sneakers
Street Artist-Created Sneakers
Roberto Cavalli Taps Fatima de Juan to Craft a New Shoe Print
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Creatively Retro Technological Gadgets
Creatively Retro Technological Gadgets
Brosmind Tech Offers a Series of Gadgets to Solve Disputes
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Modern Curved Hotel Structures
Modern Curved Hotel Structures
The W Hotel in Shanghai is Luxurious with City Views in Each Room
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Luxury Heritage Hotels
Luxury Heritage Hotels
The New Omni Louisville Features Modern Design with Rich Heritage
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Art-Showcasing Flower Shops
Art-Showcasing Flower Shops
Tableau is a New Architectural Flower Shop in Copenhagen
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Balancing Avian Light Sources
Balancing Avian Light Sources
The 'CYRO' Lamp Balances Itself on Any Surface
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Playful Purse Editorials
Playful Purse Editorials
KARA and John Yuyi Have Released a Whimsical Editorial
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Digital Underwater Exhibitions
Digital Underwater Exhibitions
Miguel Chevalier Digital Abysses is Showing at a Submarine Base
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Sculptural Yellow-Clad Retail Stores
Sculptural Yellow-Clad Retail Stores
Acne Studios' West Hollywood Store Features a Yellow Interior
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Artistic Linear Cosmetic Packaging
Artistic Linear Cosmetic Packaging
Stepan Solodkov Has Conceptualized Artsy Makeup Packaging
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Contemporary Art Deco Designs
Contemporary Art Deco Designs
COS Boasts Its Basics in Minimalist and Monochromatic Silhouettes
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Highway Art Galleries
Highway Art Galleries
The Louvre Abu Dhabi Created a Unique Outdoor Art Gallery for Motorists
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Album-Inspired Collaborative Capsules
Album-Inspired Collaborative Capsules
Supreme's Latest Release Highlights 'Fear of a Black Planet'
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Vibrant Perpetual Wall Calendars
Vibrant Perpetual Wall Calendars
Yoni Alter's Wall Calendar is Design-Driven and Extremely Playful
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Kaleidoscopic Porcelain Dishware
Kaleidoscopic Porcelain Dishware
Ruby Pilven Combines Her Passion for Pottery and Printmaking
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Abstract Cutting Board Sets
Abstract Cutting Board Sets
Muller Van Severen's 4-Piece Cutting Boards are Inspired by Modern Art
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Interactive Agriculture Co-op Activations
Interactive Agriculture Co-op Activations
The Food Effect Was on Display at SXSW
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Illuminating Flagship Installations
Illuminating Flagship Installations
O2's O-Shaped Doorway Encourages One to "Follow the Rabbit"
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Stylish Immersive Theatrical Exhibitions
Stylish Immersive Theatrical Exhibitions
'The Squash' Exhibit Combines Fashion and Performance Art
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Female-Focused Timepieces
Female-Focused Timepieces
The Caliber 9S25 is the First Women-Exclusive Watch By Grand Seiko
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Day-Long Digital Art Homes
Day-Long Digital Art Homes
HP's Digital Artistry House Was Open at SXSW for One Day Only
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Classy Diner-Style Interiors
Classy Diner-Style Interiors
GRT Architects Install a Checkered Floor in Don Angie Restaurant
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Japanese Art-Inspired Runners
Japanese Art-Inspired Runners
The Asics 'Ikebana' Pack Boasts a Functional Shoe with Great Design
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Car Park Playgrounds
Car Park Playgrounds
Seven Levels of a Car Park in Peckham Were Converted into Play Areas
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Optical Illusion Mirrors
Optical Illusion Mirrors
Bower Created the Arch Mirror to Resemble Windows and Doors
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Decorative Metal Robot Sculptures
Decorative Metal Robot Sculptures
APPortfolio Helps Hajime Sorayama Bring His Painting to Life
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Simplistic 3D Nail Stickers
Simplistic 3D Nail Stickers
These New Sally Hansen Stickers are Inspired by K-Beauty Products
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AR Art Gallery Apps
AR Art Gallery Apps
The MoMAR App Brings Jackson Pollock Paintings to Life
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Colorful Resin Art Collections
Colorful Resin Art Collections
Josie Lewis' 'Petrified Rainbow' Series Evokes Alien-Like Imagery
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Unconventionally Colored Textured Rugs
Unconventionally Colored Textured Rugs
India Mahdavi’s Rugs Dazzle the Interior Design Community
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Pearl-Accented Beauty Portraits
Pearl-Accented Beauty Portraits
BEAUTY SCENE's 'Candy Perfume Girl' Story is Shot by Cesar Ochoa
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Artist-Designed Fashion Headquarters
Artist-Designed Fashion Headquarters
Calvin Klein's Paris HQ Features Art from Sterling Ruby
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Grounded Sneaker Galleries
Grounded Sneaker Galleries
Filling Pieces' Dynamic Shoe Showroom Presents Footwear on the Floor
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AR Art Museum Exhibits
AR Art Museum Exhibits
A Boston Museum is Showing Stolen Pieces in Its 'Hacking the Heist' Exhibit
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Fuzzy Monochromatic Wall Decor
Fuzzy Monochromatic Wall Decor
Eduard Eremchuk's Concept Shop Boasts Vibrant Yellow & Cozy Pink
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Fragrant Body Inks
Fragrant Body Inks
Amkiri is Introducing What It Calls "The World's First Visual Fragrance"
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Mischievous Art Installations
Mischievous Art Installations
Sofie Ramos' Artwork is Decidedly Endless and Site-Specific
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Geometric Computer Peripherals
Geometric Computer Peripherals
The 'Cone' Mouse Puts the Hand in a Natural Position
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Uncomfortable Facial Art
Uncomfortable Facial Art
The Work of Austin Smith is Confrontational in Its Very Essence
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Multi-Sensory Beehive Pop-Ups
Multi-Sensory Beehive Pop-Ups
Pandora Created a Gilded Hive for a New Jewelry Launch
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Rustic Italian Gelaterias
Rustic Italian Gelaterias
The Piccolina Gelateria Restaurant Serves Classic Gelato Recipes
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Heart-Shaped Shadow Jewelry
Heart-Shaped Shadow Jewelry
'Invisible Love' Casts a Heart-Shaped Shadow on the Necklace's Base
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Confrontational Digital Media Signs
Confrontational Digital Media Signs
Mike Campau's Series 'Anti-Social' is a Look at Social Media
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Interactive Egg-Themed Museums
Interactive Egg-Themed Museums
The Egg House is New York's Newest Multi-Sensory Museum
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Cryptocurrency Code Art
Cryptocurrency Code Art
Andy Bauch Hid a Crypto Fortune in His Latest Art Collection
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Bodega-Inspired Streetwear Shops
Bodega-Inspired Streetwear Shops
Bodega's Los Angeles Flagship Store Mimics the Mini-Mart Style
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Conceptually Abstract Pastel Photos
Conceptually Abstract Pastel Photos
Littledrill Creative Brings People, Items & Places Together
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Immersive Women's Sneaker Launches
Immersive Women's Sneaker Launches
The adidas UltraBOOST X Launch Brought Together Female Artists
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Chromatic Pop Art Lookbooks
Chromatic Pop Art Lookbooks
Champion Promotes Its Colorful and Tie-Dye Collection for 2018
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Storage-Friendly Drawing Desks
Storage-Friendly Drawing Desks
The Viacro & Digitalab Drafting Table Fits All Your Artist Supplies
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