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Top 100 Design Trends in October

From Intricate Architectural Pastries to Holographic Flatware

— October 29, 2017 — Art & Design
In a certain respect, virtually everyone is a designer, which makes the October 2017 design trends all the more interesting to anyone reading about them. At one point or another, everyone has designed something, whether that be something more artistic or something more practical. In any case, design is clearly something that has a massive impact on most people.

Some designs, those that fall into the category of industrial design, tend to more geared toward functionality. Freitag's Zippelin luggage bag, for instance, is fully inflatable, which also makes it fully collapsible. Ultimately, the bag saves valuable space for travelers.

In other cases, design is more plainly aesthetic. One such example is in CB2's iridescent flatware, which is functionally unexceptional but formally fascinating thanks to a captivating, holographic patina.
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Activity
Freshness
99
Iconic History Repositories
Iconic History Repositories
'History of Icons' Collects Icons and Logos from Computing History
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98
Cask-Crafted Cycles
Cask-Crafted Cycles
The Glenmorangie Original is Wooden Bicycle Crafted From Whisky Casks
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97
Fly-Trapping Coffee Cups
Fly-Trapping Coffee Cups
The 'Fly Trap Lid' Extends the Life of the Disposable Coffee Cup
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96
User-Friendly Sanding Tools
User-Friendly Sanding Tools
The 'Level Sander' Offers a LCD Interface for Beginners
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95
Paper-Masticating Waste Bins
Paper-Masticating Waste Bins
The 'PWshredder' Paper Shredders Destroy Paper in Any Shape
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94
Semi-Transparent Marble Lighting
Semi-Transparent Marble Lighting
Voie Light Series Merges Marble with Neon Rings
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93
Japanese Delicacy Posters
Japanese Delicacy Posters
This Food-Themed Poster Shares 42 Specialties Across Japan
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92
Freeform Wood Working Equipment
Freeform Wood Working Equipment
The Tri-Vise Lumber Lok Eliminates the Need for a Workbench
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91
Tool-Free Multi-Purpose Furniture
Tool-Free Multi-Purpose Furniture
The Versatile BLOK 3/1 is Perfect for Compact Spaces
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90
Foldable 3D Fantasy Masks
Foldable 3D Fantasy Masks
These Game of Thrones Wall Mount 3D Masks Can be Worn or Displayed
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89
Tech-Inspired Programmer Offices
Tech-Inspired Programmer Offices
The Droids on Roids Office Has Icons to Identify Space Function
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88
Customizable Concrete Seating
Customizable Concrete Seating
Shiro Studio's Uluru Collection for Metalco Boasts a Modular Design
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87
3D-Printed Clay Lamps
3D-Printed Clay Lamps
Tom Fereday's 'Pelo Light' is Made from a Single Coil of Ceramic
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86
Standing Long-Legged Closets
Standing Long-Legged Closets
'Stork' is a Stylish Alternative Storage Method for Compact Spaces
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85
Eastern European Rebrands
Eastern European Rebrands
Vladan Pavlovic's Serbian Rebrand Touts Peace, Democracy, and Tolerance
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84
Contemporary Double-Walled Drinkwear
Contemporary Double-Walled Drinkwear
The 'Li-wai' Series Puts a Modern Twist on Chinese Ceramics
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83
Novelty Introvert-Inspired Scents
Novelty Introvert-Inspired Scents
'Soap for Introverts' is an Unscented Novelty Bathroom Companion
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82
Talk Show Playing Cards
Talk Show Playing Cards
This Dynamic Set of Playing Cards was Created for The Tonight Show
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81
Shabby Chic Home Collections
Shabby Chic Home Collections
The Pottery Barn Emily & Meritt Collection is Timeless and Versatile
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80
Milk Bottle-Shaped Lamps
Milk Bottle-Shaped Lamps
'Milk Light' is a Unique Illuminator Disguised as a Dairy Product
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79
Jellyfish-Inspired Tables
Jellyfish-Inspired Tables
Daniela Forti's Jelly Fish Tables are Made from Colored Glass
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78
Elegant Glass-Paneled Lamps
Elegant Glass-Paneled Lamps
The 'Arch Table Lamp' is Chic and Unconventional
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77
Nature-Inspired Wall Hooks
Nature-Inspired Wall Hooks
Maze Interior's Metal Hangers Boast a Whimsical Aesthetic
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76
Sound-Responsive Smart Lamps
Sound-Responsive Smart Lamps
'Heelight' Can Interact with the World Around It
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75
Stark Chromatic Workspaces
Stark Chromatic Workspaces
Playster's Montreal Offices Feature Color-Themed Rooms
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74
Intergalactic Habitat Proposals
Intergalactic Habitat Proposals
'New Home' Imagines Comfortable Living Solutions on Mars
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73
Upscale Canadiana Loungers
Upscale Canadiana Loungers
The Gus* Modern x Pendleton Lounge Chairs are Luxuriously Upholstered
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72
Artful Cowhide Rugs
Artful Cowhide Rugs
Art Hide Delivers the Old World Charm of Cowhide with a Contemporary Edge
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71
Brushed Cosmetics Packaging
Brushed Cosmetics Packaging
Nendo Designed the Packaging for Naturaglace
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70
Rainbow-Projecting Glassware
Rainbow-Projecting Glassware
These Cups Feature an Elegant and Imaginative Design
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69
Celebratory Beer Cups
Celebratory Beer Cups
Bud Light's Light-Up Beer Glass Celebrates NFL Team Touchdowns
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68
Office-Friendly Privacy Loungers
Office-Friendly Privacy Loungers
This Lounge Chair Offers Privacy in an Open-Concept Design
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67
Maze Game Phone Cases
Maze Game Phone Cases
This Retro Maze Case Offers Entertainment Should Your iPhone Ever Die
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66
Mathematically Proportioned Tableware
Mathematically Proportioned Tableware
The Warmup Collection Was Influenced by the Golden Ratio
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65
Lawn Game-Inspired Furniture
Lawn Game-Inspired Furniture
Poppin Furniture Created a Table That Doubles as a Game of Cornhole
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64
Multi-Purpose Chopstick Aids
Multi-Purpose Chopstick Aids
The Choku Fish Can Be Used as a Headphone Organizer or Stress Toy
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63
Modular Video Walls
Modular Video Walls
LEDskin is a Compact, Portable Component Making Up Big Screens in Multiples
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62
Monochromatic Kitchenware Collections
Monochromatic Kitchenware Collections
H&M and Chloe Coscarelli Created Stylish Kitchenware Items
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61
Triangular Notebook Designs
Triangular Notebook Designs
'Slice' Takes a Daring Form for "Dreamers and Thinkers"
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60
Wearable Camping Blades
Wearable Camping Blades
The Para-Claw is a Camping Blade Disguised as a Paracord Bracelet
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59
Exotic Plant-Inspired Furniture
Exotic Plant-Inspired Furniture
'Chlorophyll and Ink' Draws Inspiration from the Natural World
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58
Elegant Chrome Bicycles
Elegant Chrome Bicycles
This Vintage Bicycle Features Traditional Japanese Art
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57
Instantly Customized Sneakers
Instantly Customized Sneakers
Vans Customs Uses a Machine to Create Personalized Sneakers
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56
Collapsible Room Dividers
Collapsible Room Dividers
'Plier' Serves as a Solution to Open-Concept Living Spaces
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55
Ergonomically Stabilized Travel Pillows
Ergonomically Stabilized Travel Pillows
The IBAMA Travel Memory Foam Pillows Offer Sturdy Support
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54
Psychedelic 90s-Inspired Sneakers
Psychedelic 90s-Inspired Sneakers
Lisa Frank is Only Making Two Pairs of These Colorful Reeboks
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53
Customizable Dresser Designs
Customizable Dresser Designs
The Dressed Cabinet Features a Movable Fabric Panel
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52
Interaction-Encouraging Grills
Interaction-Encouraging Grills
David Rockwell's 'Caliber Grill' Promotes Social Interaction
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51
Framed Lighting Concepts
Framed Lighting Concepts
'Frame Lighting' Lets You Highlight Your Prized Possessions
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50
Hair-Implanted Vase Collections
Hair-Implanted Vase Collections
'Poilu Vases' Feature Artificial Hair to Create a Dynamic Texture
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49
Collaborative Dormitory Makeovers
Collaborative Dormitory Makeovers
IKEA and Hypebeast Partnered to Help Decorate College Dorms
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48
Transformative Particle Pillows
Transformative Particle Pillows
The 'Dreameets' Has a Filling Made from Different Types of Wood
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47
Suspended Circular Chairs
Suspended Circular Chairs
This Wooden Circle Swing is a Reimagined Rocking Chair
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46
Biodegradable Household Objects
Biodegradable Household Objects
'This Is Temporary' Examines Permanent vs Disposable Items
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45
Luxe Record Players
Luxe Record Players
This Technics Turntable is a 1970s Nod Served Up With a 7kg of Brass Platter
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44
Hybridized Home Furniture Designs
Hybridized Home Furniture Designs
The 'Bijou' is Both a Coffee Table and a Floor Lamp
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43
Holographic Flatware Sets
Holographic Flatware Sets
CB2's Colorful Flatware Boasts a Lively Iridescent Finish
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42
20s-Inspired Co-Working Spaces
20s-Inspired Co-Working Spaces
WeWork's Paris Co-Working Space Boasts a Modernized Art Deco Design
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41
Conveniently Illuminated Keyboards
Conveniently Illuminated Keyboards
The Curve Keyboard Illuminates Keys Based Different Programs
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40
Movable Desk-Friendly Planters
Movable Desk-Friendly Planters
The OASIS Series Encourages Employees to Add Greenery to a Space
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39
TV-Inspired Phone Stands
TV-Inspired Phone Stands
The Nostalgic Elago W3 Watch Dock is Reminiscent of a CRT Television
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38
Protective Hybrid Camping Rafts
Protective Hybrid Camping Rafts
The 'Traft' Combines a Packraft with a Tent for Added Protection
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37
Vibrant Fishing Equipment
Vibrant Fishing Equipment
Mondo Fly Fishing Rod's Feature Vibrant Colors and Dynamic Designs
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36
Traditional Hi-Tech Kettles
Traditional Hi-Tech Kettles
The Urn Coffee Maker Is Inspired By the Past with Future Functionality
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35
3D-Printed Heel Designs
3D-Printed Heel Designs
Atelier 27 Combines Additive Manufacturing with Consumer Co-Creation
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34
Cardboard Furniture Showrooms
Cardboard Furniture Showrooms
The Karton Group Showroom Offers a Unique Cardboard Collection
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33
Elegant Emotive Speakers
Elegant Emotive Speakers
The Laier Speaker Projects Mood-Matching Lights on Its Panels
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32
Stylish Portable Keyboards
Stylish Portable Keyboards
Jinwon Yook's Keyboard Design Offers Circular and Tactile Keys
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31
Tap-to-Pay Smartwatches
Tap-to-Pay Smartwatches
The Vivo Smartwatch Buys You a Post-Workout Smoothie
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30
Rollable Paper Torches
Rollable Paper Torches
The Paper Torch by Nendo Can Be Rolled into a Lamp
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29
Self-Contained Prefab Saunas
Self-Contained Prefab Saunas
The Küng Sauna 'Swing' Makes the Most of Small Spaces
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28
Imaginative Play Tents
Imaginative Play Tents
The 'Moon House' Offers Children a Dynamic Place to Play
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27
Cat-Friendly Bookshelves
Cat-Friendly Bookshelves
This Bookshelf for Cats is Complete with Trap Doors
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26
Pop-Up Shop Carts
Pop-Up Shop Carts
The Poundshop Cart Can Be Used in Lieu of Store Space
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25
Boisterous Sportswear Patches
Boisterous Sportswear Patches
These Colorful Patches are Part of Nike's Back-to-School Collection
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24
Origami-Like Meeting Pavilions
Origami-Like Meeting Pavilions
The PleatPod Serves as an Eye-Catching Solution to Noisy Offices
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23
Removable Tray Tabletops
Removable Tray Tabletops
The Batea Table Collection Features Removable Surfaces and Ample Storage
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22
Transformative Kitchen Surfaces
Transformative Kitchen Surfaces
The 'Clean, Cut, Cook' Transforms to Suit a User's Needs
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21
Delicate Insect Flower Sculptures
Delicate Insect Flower Sculptures
This Artist Turns a Childhood Fascination Into Art
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20
Floral Pet Fountains
Floral Pet Fountains
The 'Catit Flower Fountain' Provides Fresh Water for Your Pet
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19
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
'Hole' is a Tech-Infused Multi-Purpose Lamp
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18
Inflatable Travel Bags
Inflatable Travel Bags
FREITAG's 'ZIPPELIN' is a Lightweight Travel Bag That Can Be Pumped
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17
North Korean Replica Homes
North Korean Replica Homes
Pyongyang Sallim is a Full-Scale Replica of a DPRK Apartment
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16
3D-Printed Concept Submarines
3D-Printed Concept Submarines
The Winner of the Royal Navy's Nautilus 100 Embraces Biomimicry
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15
Orbed Concrete Planters
Orbed Concrete Planters
'Piedra Luna' Features an Iron Base and a Large Circular Pot
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14
Optical Illusion Bookshelves
Optical Illusion Bookshelves
This Floating Bookshelf Makes it Look Like Your Books Can Levitate
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13
Levitating Desk Toys
Levitating Desk Toys
'Eggy' is an Adorable Desk-Friendly Fidget Toy
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12
Lego-Like Gardens
Lego-Like Gardens
The Modular Growmore System Makes Creative Gardening Accessible
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11
Intricate Architectural Pastries
Intricate Architectural Pastries
'Kinetic Tarts' Transform Architectural Concepts into Cakes
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10
Compartmentalized Dish Trays
Compartmentalized Dish Trays
'The Lift' Dish Rack Offers a Place for Every Kitchen Item
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9
Versatile Wooden Packaging
Versatile Wooden Packaging
A Coffee and Spices Package Collection Reduces Waste and Enhances Use
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8
Desk-Friendly Jellyfish Aquariums
Desk-Friendly Jellyfish Aquariums
The 'Orbit20' was Made for Juvenile Jellyfish
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7
Magnetized Cord-Holding Platforms
Magnetized Cord-Holding Platforms
'The Base' by Peel Will Stop Cords from Falling on the Floor
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6
Triangular Multi-Purpose Furniture
Triangular Multi-Purpose Furniture
The Euclide Can Adapt to a Variety of Different Needs
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5
Curvacious Wooden Dog Beds
Curvacious Wooden Dog Beds
The 'Covo Pet Bed' Was Designed for Modern Interiors
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4
Sci-Fi Fitness Equipment
Sci-Fi Fitness Equipment
Onnit Has Released Star Wars-Themed Fitness Equipment
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3
Minimalist Oasis Homes
Minimalist Oasis Homes
The Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects Boasts Stark Details
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2
Intelligent Organizational Backpacks
Intelligent Organizational Backpacks
The 'Moovy' Bag Doubles as a Mobile Work Station
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1
Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
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