Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

Top 60 Art Trends in May

From Branded Money-Shooting Accessories to Oblong Blown Glass

— May 27, 2017 — Art & Design
Art may seem like a pure pursuit, but, like anything else in the world, it is deeply impacted by the environment surrounding it, and the May 2017 art trends demonstrate that. Technology today connotes high-minded and self-important Silicon Valley bigwigs — not the most artistic group — but modern technology has a massive bearing on veritable artists and their work as well.

For example, 'Digital Grotesque II' is a sculpture on display at Paris' Centre Pompidou, and its impossibly intricate, grotto-like shape comes not from the mind of its creator directly, but from the work of an algorithm and a 3D sandstone printer. In fact, the structure has 1.3 billion individual facets, more than any other sculpture or structure ever created.
6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
60
Simplistic Silhouette Art
Simplistic Silhouette Art
Flavio Salsano Turns Shadows from Everyday Items into Whimsical Drawings
<
59
Design-Conscious Power Cords
Design-Conscious Power Cords
Formafantasma's 'WireRing' Lamp Intentionally Highlights Its Cable
<
58
Egg-Shaped Diamond Photo Frames
Egg-Shaped Diamond Photo Frames
These Unique Frames Can Hold Two Small Portraits at a Time
<
57
Eccentric Ruffled Clothing Collections
Eccentric Ruffled Clothing Collections
Giuseppe Morabito's Collection is Inspired by Calabria
<
56
Immersive Festival Stages
Immersive Festival Stages
Technology from HP Powers the 360-Degree 'Antarctic' Coachella Stage
<
55
Sharp Dorsal Furnishings
Sharp Dorsal Furnishings
Jaime Hayon's Aleta Collection is Intentionally Sharklike
<
54
Minimalist Polka Dot Fashion
Minimalist Polka Dot Fashion
Nendo and Jil Sander Teamed Up for the 'Objectextile' Exhibition
<
53
Seductive Concept Sports Cars
Seductive Concept Sports Cars
The Mazda Shinshi is Designed from the Driver Seat Outward
<
52
Auto-Leveling Artwork Hangers
Auto-Leveling Artwork Hangers
The Absolut Art 'Hangsmart' Art Hanging System is Quick and Painless
<
51
Scandinavian Design Speakers
Scandinavian Design Speakers
These Urbanear Room Speakers Have Angular Aesthetics
<
50
Geometric Lucite Furnishings
Geometric Lucite Furnishings
This Acrylic Desk is Accented With a Graphic Chevron Print
<
49
Poignant Life Vest Igloos
Poignant Life Vest Igloos
Greek Artist Achilleas Souras Builds Igloos Out of Refugee Life Vests
<
48
Intentionally Unfinished Tables
Intentionally Unfinished Tables
The 'Table of Mindfulness' Desk Table Requires a Finishing Touch
<
47
Japanese Cartoon-Covered Apparel
Japanese Cartoon-Covered Apparel
ALOYE Teamed Up with Doraemon for an Exclusive BEAMS T Collection
<
46
Slow-Melting Ice Trays
Slow-Melting Ice Trays
The Sveres Jumbo Ice Ball Tray Keeps Ice for Snifters Always Ready for Use
<
45
Programmable Wooden Stools
Programmable Wooden Stools
The Swish Stool Can Be Adjusted into Predetermined Shapes
<
44
Torturous Furniture Designs
Torturous Furniture Designs
The Torquemada Collection is Inspired by the Spanish Inquisition
<
43
Futuristic Butterfly Door Vehicles
Futuristic Butterfly Door Vehicles
This Porsche 911E Concept Features a Retractable Spoiler
<
42
Branded Money-Shooting Accessories
Branded Money-Shooting Accessories
Supreme's CashCannon Shoots Money Into The Air
<
41
Whimsical Connected Night Lights
Whimsical Connected Night Lights
The 'Bero' Bedroom Night Lights Provide Friendly Illumination
<
40
Polluted Art Galleries
Polluted Art Galleries
This Pop-Up Gallery Exclusively Features Art Made with Air Pollution
<
39
Youthful Houndstooth Streetwear
Youthful Houndstooth Streetwear
The Off-White Fall RTW Collection Offers Hip, Sophisticated Styles
<
38
Painted Fashion Kitchen Products
Painted Fashion Kitchen Products
The Smeg 'Sicily is my Love' Collection Has Dolce & Gabbana Art
<
37
Classic Bulk Store Furniture
Classic Bulk Store Furniture
The Eames Ottoman and Lounge Chair are Now Available at CostCo
<
36
City-Specific Cycles
City-Specific Cycles
Punkt's 'Urban Mobility' Project Includes Bicycles for Different Cities
<
35
Faux Foliage Sun Loungers
Faux Foliage Sun Loungers
The 'Le Refuge' Sun Lounger is Adorned with Pink Metal Foliage
<
34
Indoor Plant Illuminators
Indoor Plant Illuminators
'Viride' is a Lighting System That Helps Greenery Thrive Indoors
<
33
Rope-Tied Bicycle Concepts
Rope-Tied Bicycle Concepts
Playful Design Studio's Bike Frame Looks Like Its Held Together by Rope
<
32
Garden Highway Structures
Garden Highway Structures
The 'Green Circle' Balances the Offset of Highway Roads in Urban Areas
<
31
Functional Bamboo Clothing Hangers
Functional Bamboo Clothing Hangers
The 'Green Gold' Bamboo Hanger Collection is Sustainable
<
30
Futuristic Italian Grand Tourers
Futuristic Italian Grand Tourers
The Maserati Hommage is a Driver-Focused Concept for 2049
<
29
Artwork Exercise Equipment
Artwork Exercise Equipment
The Fuoripista Exercise Bike is a Museum-Quality Design
<
28
DIY Wooden Stick Domes
DIY Wooden Stick Domes
The Hubs DIY Garden Dome Kit Makes Natural Dwellings Outdoors
<
27
Oblong Blown Glass
Oblong Blown Glass
OFF Portugal's Glass Cares Exhibition Features Perplexing Pieces
<
26
Sports Car-Inspired Motorcycles
Sports Car-Inspired Motorcycles
The '618' Two-Wheeled Motorcycles are Inspired by the Porsche 911
<
25
Entranceway Stepping Stones
Entranceway Stepping Stones
The 'Tobiishi' Step Pads Offer a Dedicated Spot to Step
<
24
Ultra-Modern Steel Wine Racks
Ultra-Modern Steel Wine Racks
The Siderio 'Dioniso Basic!' Standing Wine Rack is Elegant
<
23
Gothic Concrete Flooring
Gothic Concrete Flooring
ETH Zurich's Concrete Floor Slabs are Inspired by Catalonian Vaults
<
22
Display Illumination Frames
Display Illumination Frames
The 'Frame' Light Solution Displays Items and Illuminates
<
21
Sculptural Folded Wooden Desks
Sculptural Folded Wooden Desks
The MIZU Table is a Marvel of Wood Molding
<
20
Multipurpose Jar Attachments
Multipurpose Jar Attachments
Jarware's Kitchenware Turns Jars into Soap Pumps, Juicers & More
<
19
Fashion Lifestyle Retailers
Fashion Lifestyle Retailers
H&M is Set to Launch the New Retailer Arket in Late Summer in London
<
18
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
This Concept Uses Ice Skating to Generate Electricity
<
17
Shape-Shifting Induction Cooktops
Shape-Shifting Induction Cooktops
The 'Amphi' Induction Range Adjusts to Different Cooking Vessels
<
16
Impossibly Complex Algorithmic Columns
Impossibly Complex Algorithmic Columns
'Digital Grotesque II' is History's Most Complex Structure
<
15
Bulletproof Shell Backpacks
Bulletproof Shell Backpacks
The 'WonderShell' Backpacks Look Like a Superhero's Shield
<
14
Abstract Interwoven Cushion Chairs
Abstract Interwoven Cushion Chairs
The 'Lawless' Metal Frame Chair Deconstructs Materials
<
13
Pet Adoption Photography Campaigns
Pet Adoption Photography Campaigns
The World For All Series Sends a Message with Optical Illusions
<
12
Architectural Upcycling Exhibitions
Architectural Upcycling Exhibitions
The Wasteland Exhibit Shows How Architects Can Tap Into Waste
<
11
Collectible Leather Racing Jackets
Collectible Leather Racing Jackets
The Supreme x Vanson Leathers Star Jacket is Hard to Find
<
10
Atypical Architectual Stools
Atypical Architectual Stools
The 'ARTU' Stool Seat is Crafted Using Both Wood and Metal
<
9
Hidden Designer Litter Boxes
Hidden Designer Litter Boxes
The 'Igloo' Cat Litter Boxes Ensure Mess-Free Spaces
<
8
Retro Italian Supercar Concepts
Retro Italian Supercar Concepts
Slimane Toubal's Ferrari 250 Concepts Pay Tribute to the 1960s
<
7
Musical Tech Festivals
Musical Tech Festivals
Moogfest 2017 Serves as the Synthesis of Music, Art, and Technology
<
6
Dictionary Stress Balls
Dictionary Stress Balls
The 'Random' Squeeze Ball Relieves Stress and Offers a Visual Experience
<
5
Arty Abstract Desk Toys
Arty Abstract Desk Toys
'Endless Puzzle' is a Combination Stress-Relief Toy and Art Piece
<
4
Architectural Sledding Paths
Architectural Sledding Paths
A Sledding Path will Loop Around the Roof of the Beijing Civic Center
<
3
Geometrical Construction Toys
Geometrical Construction Toys
The 'TRIDO' Magnetic Toys Connect to Create Geometric Figures
<
2
Remixed Fashion Logos
Remixed Fashion Logos
Graphic Designer Reilly Combined Fashion Labels with Restaurants and More
<
1
Stress-Reducing Desk Gardens
Stress-Reducing Desk Gardens
The Kikkerland Concrete Desk Planter is for Small Plants or Herbs
<