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Top 40 Design Trends in April

From Private Ride-Sharing Concepts to Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores

— May 2, 2020 — Art & Design
The April 2020 design category boasts some implications for usability, improvements to sustainability, and more. One innovative example comes from Seymourpowell. The studio developed a private ride-sharing concept that features retractable partitions to grant the desired level of privacy for individuals and air-purifying technology to supercharge the experience.

Elsewhere, designers are still making a point about the excessive use of single-use plastics and this activism is communicated through installations and other artworks. In New York City's Times Square, for example, Robin Frohardt debuts the Plastic Bag Store which is an immersive installation with multi-media components. Sweet Sneak Studio, on the other hand, partners with photographer Morten Bentzon for a visually impactful photo series on microplastics.
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Chromatic CBD Sparkling Waters
Chromatic CBD Sparkling Waters
Pentagram Designs a Playfully Colourful Brand Identity for Fountain
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Color-Shuffled Gin Bottles
Color-Shuffled Gin Bottles
The Dulwich Gin Packaging Design Features Uniquely Colored Portraits
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38
Hug-Simulating Vests
Hug-Simulating Vests
Elena Lasaite's Emotional First Aid Kit Helps People Experience a Hug
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37
Global Design Label Competitions
Global Design Label Competitions
GIANNI is Launching the HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Competition
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36
Palm Leaf Lighting Solutions
Palm Leaf Lighting Solutions
The Couro Lamps by Cecilia Ferrero Have a Naturalistic, Eco Design
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35
Architecturally Inspired Scarves
Architecturally Inspired Scarves
Buhlaixe x Taliesin West Takes Cues from Frank Lloyd Wright
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34
Pearlescent Polycarbonate Furniture
Pearlescent Polycarbonate Furniture
For Its 'Mother of Pearl,' Plasticiet Uses a Special Technique
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33
Diamond-Shaped Silver Coins
Diamond-Shaped Silver Coins
The Royal Canadian Mint Created a First-of-Its-Kind Coin
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32
Sizeable Mountainous Light Installations
Sizeable Mountainous Light Installations
Kari Kola's Canvas is Ireland's Connemara Mountains
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31
Luxurious Glass-Made Sinks
Luxurious Glass-Made Sinks
The 'Royal Absolute' Washbasin Has an Opulent Design
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30
Chic Gluten-Free Bakery Designs
Chic Gluten-Free Bakery Designs
Commune Boasts a Creamy Color Palette for a Santa Monica Bakery
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29
Artistically Inspired Shelter Designs
Artistically Inspired Shelter Designs
Sam Jacob Studio Boasts a Playful Piece of Street Furniture
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28
Lunar Surface Desk Accessories
Lunar Surface Desk Accessories
The DeskX 'DeskSpace Lunar Surface' Brings the Moon to Workstations
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27
Surreal Furniture Mash-Ups
Surreal Furniture Mash-Ups
Messgewand Use Found Object to Construct a Furniture Collection
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26
Insulated Portable Shelters
Insulated Portable Shelters
The Iglou is Fireproof, Waterproof and Built in Seconds
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25
Child-Approved Hotel Designs
Child-Approved Hotel Designs
This Park Plaza London Riverbank Suite is Designed by Kids for Kids
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24
Steel Disc Installations
Steel Disc Installations
Marc Thorpe's Citizens of Earth is Located on the US-Mexico Border
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23
Green-Accented Modern Japanese Restaurants
Green-Accented Modern Japanese Restaurants
Studio Love is Enough Designs a Restaurant in A/D/O
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22
Tracing Paper Furniture Collections
Tracing Paper Furniture Collections
Pao Hui Kao Launches a Capsule of Delicate Furniture Pieces
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21
Algae-Derived Paper Postage Stamps
Algae-Derived Paper Postage Stamps
Pablo Dorigo Sempere Gathers Venice Canal Algae for His Project
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20
Sculptural Valet Stand Designs
Sculptural Valet Stand Designs
Jan Hendzel Boasts a Subtle Creative Twist for a Hotel in England
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Collaborative Sneaker-Shaped Vases
Collaborative Sneaker-Shaped Vases
The Converse Tokyo x Ceramic Japan x .blnk Retails for $85 USD
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18
Airplane Wheel Coffee Tables
Airplane Wheel Coffee Tables
This Boeing 737 Main Wheel Repurposed Coffee Table is Industrial
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17
Eye-Catching Gender Equality Ads
Eye-Catching Gender Equality Ads
VCCP Launched 'Does It Sit Comfortably' Ad Ahead of Women's Day
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16
Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores
Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores
Robin Frohardt boasts an Interactive and Multi-Experiential Artwork
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15
Lifestyle-Accommodating Writing Utensils
Lifestyle-Accommodating Writing Utensils
The Invisi Pen is Machined Out of Brass Billets
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14
Farm-Themed Paper Calendars
Farm-Themed Paper Calendars
The Farm 2020 Calendar Paper Craft Kit is Animal-Shaped
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13
Double-Height Architect's Retreat Homes
Double-Height Architect's Retreat Homes
Maria Milans del Bosch's House Boasts a Contemporary Feel
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12
Data-Designed Custom Furniture Lines
Data-Designed Custom Furniture Lines
Modsy Expands Its Ravine Home Capsule with 5,000 Combinations
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11
Oasis-Like Urban Rejuvenation Projects
Oasis-Like Urban Rejuvenation Projects
MVRDV's Tainan Spring is Built in a Vacant Shopping Centre
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10
Modern Luxurious Pub Designs
Modern Luxurious Pub Designs
The Los Agents Design Group Creates a Cozy Interior for Auld Fella
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9
Chic Double-Duty Chair Designs
Chic Double-Duty Chair Designs
Abana Bilbao's Stylish Chair Design Boasts Modernist Qualities
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8
70s-Inspired Wavy Furniture
70s-Inspired Wavy Furniture
Artilleriet Relaunches the Ecetera Chair by Jan Ekselius
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7
Meditative Puzzle Activities
Meditative Puzzle Activities
'Inner Piece' Makes Modern Puzzles for Distraction-Free Quiet Time
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6
Heavily Minimalist Windowless Houses
Heavily Minimalist Windowless Houses
Tomoaki Uno Architects Uses Cedar and Cypress for This Home
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5
Private Ride-Sharing Concepts
Private Ride-Sharing Concepts
Seymourpowell's New Concept Boasts Air-Purifying Tech and More
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4
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Camira Boasts Plastic Bottle Fabric, Supporting Sustainability Initiatives
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3
Microplastic Photo Series
Microplastic Photo Series
Sweet Sneak Studio Establishes a Link Between Food and Micro Plastics
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2
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
bare market Boasts Many Affordable & Locally Sourced Goods
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Ultra-Colorful Retail Spaces
Ultra-Colorful Retail Spaces
Yinka Ilori Embraces Maximalism When Designing the Happy House
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