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Top 100 Design Trends in September

From Jungle Gym Meeting Places to Stark Windowless Facades

— September 27, 2017 — Art & Design
Design is an interesting practice, as the September 2017 design trends illustrate. While there's certainly an artistic side to design, it differs from the fine arts in that design work serves a concrete purpose. Whether a piece of furniture, an interior, or a website, things that fall under the umbrella of design are innately function-driven. Art elicits emotions exclusively, and while emotion is a keystone of design, that emotion is typically channeled toward a broader goal of interaction.

An example of that fine distinction can be seen in the interior of Waka Haiku Setsugekka, a new multi-sensory restaurant in Jilin, China. The dining establishment is dotted with effervescent LEDs that would look just as appropriate in a museum experience. However, the difference is that the interior design is geared toward enhancing diners' relationship with their meal, rather than eliciting an emotional response in and of itself.
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Eastern European Rebrands
Eastern European Rebrands
Vladan Pavlovic's Serbian Rebrand Touts Peace, Democracy, and Tolerance
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98
Vibrant Sock Design Offices
Vibrant Sock Design Offices
The Happy Socks Headquarters in Stockholm is Conducive to Creativity
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97
Anti-Theft Device-Charging Bags
Anti-Theft Device-Charging Bags
The Lifepack Hustle Collection Offers Advanced Features for Users
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96
Tactical Defense Pens
Tactical Defense Pens
The Sminiker Professional Defender Tactical Defense Pen is Multifunctional
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95
Durable Leather Lifestyle Bags
Durable Leather Lifestyle Bags
The BOCCA Handmade Leather Duffle Bag is Suitable for Any Use
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94
Device-Charging Beach Totes
Device-Charging Beach Totes
The 'DEZZIO' Functional Beach Bags Boast 10 Helpful Features
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93
Musical Color-Recognizing Rings
Musical Color-Recognizing Rings
Specdrums Rings Turn Colored Paper into Customized Keyboards
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92
Suspended Pop-Up Work Spaces
Suspended Pop-Up Work Spaces
This Secret Work Space Hangs from a Concrete Bridge
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91
Dimming Solar-Themed Lamps
Dimming Solar-Themed Lamps
The Orrery Lamp Was Inspired by Cosmic Movements
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90
Hydrogen Turbine Trains
Hydrogen Turbine Trains
The 'Spacetrain' Enhances Ground Travel with a Lightweight Design
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89
Comfort-Focused Racing Bikes
Comfort-Focused Racing Bikes
This KTM Rugged Bike Ensures the Racers Stays Agile and Comfy
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88
Stark Windowless Facades
Stark Windowless Facades
This Seaside House Blocks the View of the Ocean With Concrete Walls
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87
Lightweight Concrete Timepieces
Lightweight Concrete Timepieces
The Masonic Watch is Durable, Premium and Inherently Simple
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86
Mobile Self-Powered Bridges
Mobile Self-Powered Bridges
This Energy-Efficient Bridge Can Be Transformed to Sail Around a River
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85
Pastry-Inspired Furniture
Pastry-Inspired Furniture
The CAKE Collection is as Curvy and Enticing as Its Name Suggests
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84
Optimized Audio Speakers
Optimized Audio Speakers
The Bang & Olufsen Beolab 50 Speaker Delivers 2,100 Watts of Power
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83
Black Tudor-Style Cottages
Black Tudor-Style Cottages
Salsten is a Somber Take on the Classic Architectural Style
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82
Ecommerce Camping Equipment
Ecommerce Camping Equipment
The AmazonBasics Self-Inflating Air Pad Offers Comfort and Insulation
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81
Five-in-One Auto Tools
Five-in-One Auto Tools
The 'Spare Me' Automobile Rescue Tool Gets You Out of Tough Scenarios
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80
Customizable Gel Ice Packs
Customizable Gel Ice Packs
The 'Nice Tri' Ice Pack Offers Targeted Relief After Workouts
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79
Floral Framed Earrings
Floral Framed Earrings
These Earrings Display Real Flowers in a Clear Frame
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78
Crochet Princess Blankets
Crochet Princess Blankets
These Knit Blankets Look Like the Dresses of Disney Princesses
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77
Energy-Harnessing Glass Blocks
Energy-Harnessing Glass Blocks
These Solar Glass Blocks Aim to Naturally Illuminate Buildings
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76
Illuminated Retractable Coffee Tables
Illuminated Retractable Coffee Tables
'Microcromo' Transforms from a Coffee Table to Wall-Hung Art
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75
Contemporary Luxury Sedans
Contemporary Luxury Sedans
The Black Edition of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S is Strikingly Elegant
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74
Contoured Beverage Ice Packs
Contoured Beverage Ice Packs
The 'YACKET ICE' Packs Keep Drinks Cooler for Extended Periods
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73
Malleable Arboreal Wallets
Malleable Arboreal Wallets
The 'Arbor' Wood Wallets are Flexible, Stylish and Simple
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72
Accessorized Navigation Wearables
Accessorized Navigation Wearables
This Navigation Device is Worn Like a Bracelet or Necklace
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71
Temperature-Controlled Tent Designs
Temperature-Controlled Tent Designs
The Crua Clan is a Series of Moduler Tents and Accessories
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70
Suspended Geometric Planters
Suspended Geometric Planters
These Hanging Planters are Designed to Hold Succulents
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69
Snail-Inspired Retreats
Snail-Inspired Retreats
This Spanish Outdoor Oasis Has a Natural Pool and Two Wild Rivers
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68
Stone-Infused Sneakers
Stone-Infused Sneakers
The 'Real Stone Sneakers' are the First of Its Kind
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67
Indoor Plant-Watering Systems
Indoor Plant-Watering Systems
'Sanhih' Waters Plants When Users Go Away on Vacation
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66
Purposefully Unusual Eyewear
Purposefully Unusual Eyewear
Tamar Canfi's Collection Emphasizes High Prescription Lenses
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65
Mars Colonization Vehicles
Mars Colonization Vehicles
The Mars Explorer Can Traverse the Red Planet with Ease
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64
Decorative Steampunk Skulls
Decorative Steampunk Skulls
This Decorative Skull Has a Hidden Compartment for Secret Storage
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63
Pill-Sized Lipstick Sets
Pill-Sized Lipstick Sets
Winky Lux's Mini Lip Pill Kit Offers a Different Color for Every Weekday
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62
Vibrant Cast Editorials
Vibrant Cast Editorials
This Game of Thrones Photoshoot Shows the Cast in a Vivid New Light
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61
Architecturally Focused Home Rentals
Architecturally Focused Home Rentals
'Plans Matter' is a Rental Platform for Architecture Lovers
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60
Natural Lighting Robots
Natural Lighting Robots
'Caia' is a Smart Bot That Fills Homes with Natural Sunlight
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59
Emergency Mountain Rescue Vehicles
Emergency Mountain Rescue Vehicles
The Surgo 4×4 Off-Road Concept Vehicle Has Impressive Handling
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58
Calming Bamboo Keyboards
Calming Bamboo Keyboards
This Soothing Earth-Toned Keyboard Serves as a Zen-Infused Alternative
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57
Sea Life Inspired Lights
Sea Life Inspired Lights
These Coral Lamps Emulate the Spectacular Asymmetries of Reef Formations
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56
Chromatic Flower Vases
Chromatic Flower Vases
'Mellow Vases' Combine Light and Color in an Eccentric Collection
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55
Playful Spinning Top Chairs
Playful Spinning Top Chairs
The Magis 'Spun' Rotating Chair Allows for Freestyle Spinning
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54
Automated Ice Cream Machines
Automated Ice Cream Machines
The Pink Bunny Automatic Ice Cream Maker Crafts Perfect Soft Serve
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53
Comfy Canine-Soothing Hammocks
Comfy Canine-Soothing Hammocks
The Cody and Bella 'My Territory' Dog Hammocks Enhance Comfort
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52
Space-Optimizing Leather Wallets
Space-Optimizing Leather Wallets
The Compact Coin Wallet Design Can Hold Up to 17 Cards
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51
Quick Setup Six-Person Tents
Quick Setup Six-Person Tents
The E-Z Up Camping Cube Sets Up in Five Minutes Flat
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50
Customized Pet Portrait Sneakers
Customized Pet Portrait Sneakers
Tready Helps Dog Lovers Create Custom Converse Chucks
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49
Personalized Photo Luggage Covers
Personalized Photo Luggage Covers
The 'Head Case' Suitcase Cover Puts Your Face on Your Case
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48
Flatpack Chair Collections
Flatpack Chair Collections
Fyrn's 'Stemn' Line Introduces Comfortable, High-End Furnishings
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47
Femininely Detailed Motorcycles
Femininely Detailed Motorcycles
'2LOUD' Designed a Custom Motorcycle with Bold Pink Detailing
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46
Contemporary Wooden Bathroom Faucets
Contemporary Wooden Bathroom Faucets
The QS Supplies Wooden Taps and Faucets are Naturalistic
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45
Feminine Ring Fidget Spinners
Feminine Ring Fidget Spinners
The Vinci Ring is an Elegant Spinner with a Discreet Aesthetic
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44
Wallet-Replacing Card Holders
Wallet-Replacing Card Holders
The Dry&Co. Nolan 2.0 Leather Card Holder Holds Up to Eight Cards
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43
First Apartment Decor Collections
First Apartment Decor Collections
'apt by Dormify' Makes Decorating for Small Spaces Easy
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42
Human Clock Faces
Human Clock Faces
This Clock Uses a Human Eye to Represent the Passing of Time
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41
Artist-Designed Backpacks
Artist-Designed Backpacks
Society6 is Adding Backpacks to Its Website of Printed Products
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40
All-in-One Candy Makers
All-in-One Candy Makers
The Nostalgia Candy Bar Maker Creates Decadent Treats from Home
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39
Fast Food-Inspired Furniture
Fast Food-Inspired Furniture
This Collection Features a Hot Dog Couch and a Hamburger Arm Chair
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38
Regulated Airflow Drones
Regulated Airflow Drones
The Bladeless Drone Concept Doesn't Have Exposed Components
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37
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
The 'Slidavan Caravan' is Complete with a Telescope Roof
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36
Customizable Takeout Packaging
Customizable Takeout Packaging
Born2Be's Vibrant Takeout Boxes Encourage Play
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35
Backcountry Camper Trailers
Backcountry Camper Trailers
The Tvan MK5 Off-Road Camper Trailers Withstand Any Terrain
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34
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
This Retractable Wall System Accommodates More Dining Guests
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33
DIY Eclipse-Viewing Goggles
DIY Eclipse-Viewing Goggles
Corona's Eclipse Glasses Can Be Made from Its 12-Pack Box
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32
Jungle Gym Meeting Spaces
Jungle Gym Meeting Spaces
BuzziSpace's BuzziJungle is an Adult Jungle Gym for Offices
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31
Multi-Sensory Japanese Restaurants
Multi-Sensory Japanese Restaurants
Waka Haiku Setsugekka's Design is Reflective of Japan's Cuisine
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30
Mini Car Brand Homes
Mini Car Brand Homes
The Tesla Tiny House Can be Towed by the Brand's Vehicles
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29
Curvy Hand-Made Furniture
Curvy Hand-Made Furniture
Fielding-Smith Furniture's Collection is Shapely with Color Pops
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28
Emoticon Beverage Branding
Emoticon Beverage Branding
Emoji Coffee Packaging Speaks to Consumers' Morning Moods
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27
Modular Leather Tech Portfolios
Modular Leather Tech Portfolios
The Port Series Feature a Set of Modular Leather Bags
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26
Woodsy Tented Houses
Woodsy Tented Houses
Chris Tate's Tent House is a Personal Retreat in the New Zealand Forests
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25
Customizable Beach Shades
Customizable Beach Shades
The 'Sombra Shade' Creates a Haven Away from the Sun in Moments
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24
Innovative Hourglass Trains
Innovative Hourglass Trains
A Double-Decker Train Repositions the Tracks at the Core of the Cars
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Gamer Culture Couches
Gamer Culture Couches
The Harow Arcade Sofa Furniture Design is Inspired by the 80s and 90s
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22
Rockstar Collaboration Furniture Collections
Rockstar Collaboration Furniture Collections
The CB2 x Lenny Kravitz Collection is Glam and Retro
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21
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
A MUJI Food Market Has Opened in Tokyo Selling Fresh Produce
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20
Modular Floating Cabins
Modular Floating Cabins
The DD16 Floating Cabin Blends Modern Design with Functionality
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19
Curvaceous Wooden Domes
Curvaceous Wooden Domes
The 'Dome of Visions' Explores Wood as an Eco-Friendly Alternative
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18
Multipurpose Key Organizers
Multipurpose Key Organizers
The Keyport 'Pivot' Multi-Tool Keychain Keeps Essentials on Hand
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17
Floating Thunder Cloud Lamps
Floating Thunder Cloud Lamps
The Floating Lamp Magnetically Hovers from Its Base
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16
Customizable Room Dividers
Customizable Room Dividers
'Patchwork' Helps Solve the Privacy Issues Around Cohabitation
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15
Themed Adult-Only Hotels
Themed Adult-Only Hotels
'Grand Portals Nous' Features Five Uniquely Themed Rooms
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14
Sneaker Stencil Kits
Sneaker Stencil Kits
The Nike Gakou Flyknit Allows for Complete At-Home Customization
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13
High-Functioning Smart Backpacks
High-Functioning Smart Backpacks
The Ghost Backpack Comes with a Variety of Safety Features
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12
Automated Restaurant Tablets
Automated Restaurant Tablets
The 'Bellder' Lets Diners Order and Pay for Meals Seamlessly
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11
Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Helena Fernandes' So-Called “Ugly” Tattoos are Simplistic and Chic
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10
Carbon Fiber Canoes
Carbon Fiber Canoes
This Two-Person Canoe Flaunts a Streamlined and Futuristic Design
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9
Modified Retro Scooters
Modified Retro Scooters
Shanghai Customs Modified the Honda Cub into a Stylish Scooter
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8
All-in-One Workplace Chairs
All-in-One Workplace Chairs
The AGATI mPosition Workstation Chairs Don't Require a Fixed Desk
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Luxurious Portable Homes
Luxurious Portable Homes
The Escape ONE XL House on Wheels Features a Stylish Interior
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Connected Canine Walkers
Connected Canine Walkers
This Hi-Tech Dog Leash Enhances Safety and Experience for Master and Mutt
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5
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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4
Moveable Prefab Dwellings
Moveable Prefab Dwellings
The Koda Moveable Home Can be Shifted to a New Location
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3
Office Space Seclusion Pods
Office Space Seclusion Pods
The 'Loop' Privacy Pod Offers a Quiet Space to Take Calls or Zone Out
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2
Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
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Storage Closet Bed Frames
Storage Closet Bed Frames
The Parisot 'Space Up' Double Storage Beds Maximize Functionality
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