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Top 80 Design Trends in May

From Modular WFH Systems to Transformative Cardboard Packaging

— June 3, 2020 — Art & Design
While some of the May 2020 design trends are intended as solutions for obstacles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions that have been imposed by the government, others aim to exercise one's creativity.

The AD-APT Modular System, for example, is launched with the aim to make stay-at-home life more comfortable. The series includes screens and walls that are designed to modify apartments for function-specific needs for activities like cooking, working, and playing.

Many creative brands are also reimagining everyday objects to match the demands of the virus outbreak. Studio Yield, for example, has created a spray-on hand sanitizer, while Liveable has launched the innovative 'Well-Distance-Being'—a project which employs a wearable rattan cage that is used as a tool to ensure people are safe and social distancing.
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Sea Salted CBD Caramels
Sea Salted CBD Caramels
Mello Debuts a Tasty Treat That is Also All-Natural and Gluten-Free
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79
Curated Home Decor Collaborations
Curated Home Decor Collaborations
The Altuzarra x Etsy Collab Celebrates Small Business Owners
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78
Electricity-Saving Efficient Motor Solutions
Electricity-Saving Efficient Motor Solutions
Smc's Smart Motor System is Cost-Effective & Reliable
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77
Wearable Rattan Cages
Wearable Rattan Cages
Livable's Well-Distance-Being Encourages People to Keep Their Distance
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76
Building Block Coding Toys
Building Block Coding Toys
Cody Block is a Screen-Free Coding Toy for Children
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75
Positivity-Centric Limited-Edition Prints
Positivity-Centric Limited-Edition Prints
Mona Chalabi's Earth Day Prints are Light-Hearted
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74
Cannabis-Infused Candles
Cannabis-Infused Candles
Boy Smells' 420 Candle Collection Explores the Aroma of Cannabis
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73
Mushroom-Based Candle Packaging
Mushroom-Based Candle Packaging
Shrine's Candle Box Packaging is 100% Compostable
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72
Knitted Rubber Band Garments
Knitted Rubber Band Garments
Rie Sakamoto Uses Rubber Bands to Knit a Fashion Line as a Statement
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71
Efficient Cold-Brew Coffee Devices
Efficient Cold-Brew Coffee Devices
The Swift Device Can Make a Cup of Cold-brew in Just 10 Minutes
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70
Orange-Accented Radio Stations
Orange-Accented Radio Stations
Forma Aesthetically Updates the Yale University Radio Station
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69
Creative-Focused Free Job Boards
Creative-Focused Free Job Boards
The One Club for Creativity Sets Up a Job Board During COVID-19
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68
Video Conferencing Windows
Video Conferencing Windows
Square by Argodesign is an Artificial Window with a Shade That Raises
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67
Sophisticated Custom Wallpapers
Sophisticated Custom Wallpapers
MuralsWallpaper Have Elevated Styles to Upgrade Your Home Office
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66
Ultramodern Levitating Oil Diffusers
Ultramodern Levitating Oil Diffusers
Helium Aromo Fills the Entire Space with a Light Aroma
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65
Artistic Wellbeing Projects
Artistic Wellbeing Projects
The Wellbeing Project & Amplifier Aim to Support the Artist Community
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64
Translucent Tennis Pavilions
Translucent Tennis Pavilions
Lemoal Lemoal Architectes Builds a Half-Timbered Pavilion
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63
Artistic Resin-Accented Accessories
Artistic Resin-Accented Accessories
The Ultimate TJB Box Set Highlights a Demure Aesthetic
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62
3D Honeycomb Accent Walls
3D Honeycomb Accent Walls
This Bedroom Accent Wall Has a Textural Timber Design
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61
AR-Supplemented Virtual Art Fairs
AR-Supplemented Virtual Art Fairs
Frieze is Adapting to COVID-19 Restrictions with Technology
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60
Seat-Integrated Stairwell Handrails
Seat-Integrated Stairwell Handrails
The 'Rest For A While' Staircase Offers a Place to Sit
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59
Metal Thread-Accented Murano Glass
Metal Thread-Accented Murano Glass
T Sakhi Boasts Experimental Murano Glass Tableware Lines
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Bio-Containing Gridshell Pods
Bio-Containing Gridshell Pods
Gregory Quinn Boasts the SheltAir as a Solution to Isolate Patients
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57
Curated Digital Event Kits
Curated Digital Event Kits
The KikiKit Boasts Six Kits for Celebration During COVID-19 Lockdown
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56
Cannabis-Themed Wallpapers
Cannabis-Themed Wallpapers
Superflower's Indica Pattern Shares the Cannabis Plant's Unique Form
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55
Bubblegum Pink Bakeries
Bubblegum Pink Bakeries
The Pretzel bakery in Melbourne Boasts a Vibrant, Monochromatic Design
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54
Scrap Wood Coat Hangers
Scrap Wood Coat Hangers
The 'Logs' Wall Hook is Made with Offcuts Unsuitable for Furniture Making
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53
Accessible Curbless Showers
Accessible Curbless Showers
X Curb Industries Helps with the Building of Curbless Showers
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52
Whipped Coffee Concepts
Whipped Coffee Concepts
Dalgona Elevates the Coffee Experience with Texture
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51
AR-Powered Installation Exhibitions
AR-Powered Installation Exhibitions
New KAWS Installations are Spotlighted in EXPANDED HOLIDAY
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50
Voice-Controlled Floating Lamps
Voice-Controlled Floating Lamps
Megi is a Levitating Lamp with Three Levels of Brightness
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49
Recycled Plastic Patio Furniture
Recycled Plastic Patio Furniture
Loll Designs' Outdoor Collections Feature Recycled Milk Jugs
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48
Custom Record-Engraving Machines
Custom Record-Engraving Machines
Yuri Suzuki Collaborated with Gakken on the Easy Record Maker
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47
Futuristic Birthing Chairs
Futuristic Birthing Chairs
Ultima Thule is Designed to Make a Sanctuary-Like Experience for Labor
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46
Croissant-Inspired Bakeries
Croissant-Inspired Bakeries
Dezembro Arquitetos Creates a Modern Bakery, with Playful Elements
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45
Virtual Design Festivals
Virtual Design Festivals
The Virtual Design Festival Offers Digital Booths for Brands & Creators
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44
Smart Home Giveaways
Smart Home Giveaways
The HGTV Smart Home is Full of Technology, Gadgets & Connected Solutions
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43
Spray Hand Sanitisers
Spray Hand Sanitisers
Design Studio Yield Uses Its Facilities to Meet the Demand for the Product
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42
Storage-Hiding Mirrors
Storage-Hiding Mirrors
Nikki Alagha's Arc Mirror Hides a Secret Storage Space Behind It
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41
Social Distancing Parks
Social Distancing Parks
Precht's Maze-Like Outdoor Park Uses Tall Hedges to Encourage Separation
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40
Premium Sustainable Wallets
Premium Sustainable Wallets
Oliver Co. Makes Accessories from Materials Like Apple Waste & Wood
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39
Modular WFH Systems
Modular WFH Systems
The AD-APT Modular System Changes Apartments for Play, Work & Cooking
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38
Liquid-Like Concrete Chairs
Liquid-Like Concrete Chairs
Bower Studios' Concrete Melt Chair Presents New Material Qualities
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37
Shapeshifting Illumination Solutions
Shapeshifting Illumination Solutions
The 'Méduse Lamp' Changes According to Needs
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36
Social Distancing Markets
Social Distancing Markets
Shift Architecture Urbanism is Reimagining Street Food Markets
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35
Self-Driving Mobile Playgrounds
Self-Driving Mobile Playgrounds
Nendo Introduces an Interesting Use for Autonomous Vehicles
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34
Quarantine-Themed Colouring Books
Quarantine-Themed Colouring Books
'Q is for Quarantine' is Created by Brian Siedband & Gordy Sang
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33
Rosy Cat-Friendly Houses
Rosy Cat-Friendly Houses
Cats' Pink House is Full of Structures for Cats to Climb & Explore
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3D-Printed Face Shields
3D-Printed Face Shields
Carbon & adidas are Providing COVID-19 Relief with Protective Equipment
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Grand Piano-Inspired Yachts
Grand Piano-Inspired Yachts
Icona Design Presented Fibonacci Concerto, a Unique Concept Project
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30
Futuristic Virtual Reality Installations
Futuristic Virtual Reality Installations
Space Popular's Work Predicts the Future of Communication
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Modular Wall-Mounted Shelves
Modular Wall-Mounted Shelves
The 'KUR!O' Wall Shelving System is Easily Customized and Changed
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Virtual Background Galleries
Virtual Background Galleries
'Virtual Backgrounds' Offers Zoom Backgrounds for Video Chats
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Interceptive Faux Stair Designs
Interceptive Faux Stair Designs
The Stairway House is a Multi-Generational Home Designed by Nendo
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Artistically Decorated London Apartments
Artistically Decorated London Apartments
Surman Weston Updates This Space with Custom Details
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25
Virtual Art Festivals
Virtual Art Festivals
Burning Man 2020 is Going Completely Digital with Virtual Black Rock City
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Minimalist Flat-Pack Chair Designs
Minimalist Flat-Pack Chair Designs
Pearson Lloyd Boasts a Steel Silhouette for Danish Brand Takt
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23
Self-Isolation-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Self-Isolation-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Francesca Perani Reimagines the Urban Cabin in Bergamo
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Recycled Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Recycled Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Daydreamers Design Reimagines the Chinese Burning Tower
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21
Neon Green Virtual Sofas
Neon Green Virtual Sofas
Crosby Studios Launched an Nike-Branded Augmented Reality Sofa
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20
Zero-Waste Restaurants
Zero-Waste Restaurants
The Silo Restaurant in East London Features a Sustainable Menu and Interior
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Augmented Reality Exhibits
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Sebastian Errazuriz Helps Artists Sell Artwork During the Pandemic
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Empowering Pandemic Emojis
Empowering Pandemic Emojis
&Walsh Offers Comic Relief with a Set of Custom Designed Emojis
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All-in-One Kneeling Desks
All-in-One Kneeling Desks
The Edge Desk is a Combined Kneeling Desk and Chair System
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Printable Coloring Books
Printable Coloring Books
The Adobe Coloring Book Gets New Chapters Weekly
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Transformative Cardboard Packaging
Transformative Cardboard Packaging
This Packaging from Samsung Turns Into Useful Home Items
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14
One-Piece Leather Bags
One-Piece Leather Bags
Nendo's Mai Bag is Arrives to the Buyer in a Flat Form & Requires Assembly
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13
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Bscly Delivers Clothing in 100% Home Compostable Boxes
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12
Handbag-Shaped Flower Vases
Handbag-Shaped Flower Vases
Bodega Rose Created a Vase in the Shape of Louis Vuitton‘s Speedy Bag
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Hands-Free Doorknob Attachments
Hands-Free Doorknob Attachments
Adapta's Hands-Free Door Opener Can Be Used with an Arm or Elbow
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10
Ruin-Accented Modern Homes
Ruin-Accented Modern Homes
Will Gamble Architects Design an Interesting Residential Extension
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9
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Plasticity Turns Discarded Umbrellas Into New Vinyl Bags
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Hands-Free Door Handles
Hands-Free Door Handles
In Light of COVID-19, Ivo Tedbury & Freddie Hong Present a Useful Design
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Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Eldridge London Creates a Dramatically Shaped House in Coombre Park
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Dying Tree Furniture Ranges
Dying Tree Furniture Ranges
Odami Uses Wood from a Dying Red Oak Tree for Its New Furniture Line
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5
Next-Gen Sanitation Kits
Next-Gen Sanitation Kits
Kiran Zhu Created a Kit to Improve Public Hygiene Habits
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4
Provocative Rubber Cabinets
Provocative Rubber Cabinets
Allthatissolid's Masque Thing Emphasizes Material Flexibility
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3
Nature-Inspired Shapely Furniture
Nature-Inspired Shapely Furniture
Level Project's Home Landscape Debuts at VDF x Ventura Projects
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2
Pre-Built Mini-Offices
Pre-Built Mini-Offices
Dwellito is a Dedicated Workspace That Can Be Delivered to the Home
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DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
Dezeen Helps Launch the Samsung Out of the Box Competition
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