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Top 100 Design Trends in September

From Recycled Paper Pulp Lamps to Shrimp Cell-Fused Cements

— September 10, 2022 — Art & Design
The September 2022 design trends are all about material innovation and experimentation as many are looking to create more sustainable synergies with the man-made and natural environment.

Researchers at Washington State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, for example, boast an augmented cement innovation that they infused with shrimp cells to increase the strength of the material. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, on the other hand, have proposed limestone grown out of algae. This delivers a carbon-neutral solution, with the potential of it becoming carbon-negative with a bit more work on the process.

The September 2022 design round-up also spotlights some exhibitions and fairs that showcase innovative materials at work—from the Radford Gallery's Hard Knocks exhibit to the pavilions at the Chart Art Fair.
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Modular Conference Venues
Modular Conference Venues
Jaakko Torvinen Designs the Little Finlandia Building
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Geologically Inspired Museum Designs
Geologically Inspired Museum Designs
Ennead Architects Reveal the Milwaukee Public Museum Design
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Remote Lifeguard Towers
Remote Lifeguard Towers
Crosson Architects' Design is Located on a New Zealand Beach
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Sentimentality-Exploring Fashion Collections
Sentimentality-Exploring Fashion Collections
Maddison Robinson’s Heir is an Award-Winning Project
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Church-Inspired Asian Smokehouses
Church-Inspired Asian Smokehouses
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture Designs Loro Heights
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Eco-Conscious Night-Time Restaurants
Eco-Conscious Night-Time Restaurants
Vignesh Sankar's Trash Feast Solves Night-Time Food Dilemmas
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Curvaceous Residential Towers
Curvaceous Residential Towers
MAD & Biecher Architectes Unveil a Residential Tower in France
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Human-Generated Energy Concepts
Human-Generated Energy Concepts
Otto Copping Envisioned The Human Hydro Park Royal
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Contrasting Workspace Interiors
Contrasting Workspace Interiors
Cake Architecture Played Around with Colors and Textures
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Mass-Timber Building Designs
Mass-Timber Building Designs
Herzog & de Meuron Incorporate Existing Buildings in Its Project
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Experimental Residential Buildings
Experimental Residential Buildings
Eric Owen Moss Architects Designs the A+M House
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Happiness-Increasing Urban Space Concepts
Happiness-Increasing Urban Space Concepts
Rebeka But Introduces Their Ürban.dose Vision
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Shrimp Cell-Fused Cements
Shrimp Cell-Fused Cements
Researchers have Augmented Cement with Shrimp Cells for Strength
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Tree-Informed Restaurant Roofs
Tree-Informed Restaurant Roofs
Group of Architects Create the Metasequoia Grove Restaurant
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Soothing Live-Work Units
Soothing Live-Work Units
Part Office Overhauls Two Condominiums in Los Angeles, California
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Memorialized Convertible Cars
Memorialized Convertible Cars
Porsche Added a Special Convertible Cayenne to its Museum
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Spherical Water Fountains
Spherical Water Fountains
Maya Lin Debuts a Striking Design for the Obama Presidential Center
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Colorful Queer Monuments
Colorful Queer Monuments
Adam Nathaniel Furman Boasts Playful Structures at the Commonwealth Games
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Paired-Back Chinese Restaurants
Paired-Back Chinese Restaurants
StudioAC Created a Monochrome Chinese Restaurant in a Strip Mall
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Eye-Inspired Handbag Designs
Eye-Inspired Handbag Designs
Kofta’s Eye Handbag is Luxurious and Unexpected
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Colorful Aerial Installations
Colorful Aerial Installations
Morag Myerscough Creates Work to Support the Clean Power Campaign
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Anxiety-Alleviating Pet Hospitals
Anxiety-Alleviating Pet Hospitals
Melany McGillvray' Developed a Calming Pet Hospital Concept
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Aesthetically Pleasing Artist Studios
Aesthetically Pleasing Artist Studios
Konishi Gaffney Turns a 1950s Garage into an Artist's Studio
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Bespoke EV Conversion Kits
Bespoke EV Conversion Kits
Brabus Launched an EV Conversion Kit for the Mercedes-Benz EQS 450
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19th-Century-Inspired Seating Collections
19th-Century-Inspired Seating Collections
Scottish Designers Use Mount Stuart House as Inspiration
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Three-Level Archeologist Retreats
Three-Level Archeologist Retreats
Arquitectura Nativa Has Created an Impeccable Dwelling
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Algae-Based Illuminators
Algae-Based Illuminators
nea studio Crafted Chandeliers & Sconces from Locally Sourced Algae
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Sea-inspired Bar Interiors
Sea-inspired Bar Interiors
Architect Gae Avitabile Designs a Remarkable Interior for Civico 29
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Circular Meadow-Topped Homes
Circular Meadow-Topped Homes
Sou Fujimoto Creates a Circular Villa for Hotelier Not a Hotel
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Algae-Grown Limestone
Algae-Grown Limestone
University of Colorado Boulder Researchers Seek Carbon-Neutral Solutions
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Medieval Design-Inspired Exhibitions
Medieval Design-Inspired Exhibitions
(Re)imagining Aydon is Located in a 700-Year-Old Castle
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Inaugural Electric Muscle Cars
Inaugural Electric Muscle Cars
Dodge Announced the 'Charger Daytona SRT' Electric Concept Car
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AR-Enabled Art Apps
AR-Enabled Art Apps
Cupixel Let's Users Become Master Painters Using AR and AI Technologies
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Refugee-Informed Installations
Refugee-Informed Installations
Ai Weiwei Creates the Life Jackets Installation in Quebec City
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British Electric Motorcycles
British Electric Motorcycles
The Arc Vector EV is Reimagined for 2022 with a Special Edition
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Ukraine-Inspired Furniture Collections
Ukraine-Inspired Furniture Collections
Victoria Yakusha Explores Her Connection to Ukraine
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Customizable Acoustic Lighting Systems
Customizable Acoustic Lighting Systems
Acoustic Static Links is the Latest Product by LightArt
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Botanical Marketplace Concepts
Botanical Marketplace Concepts
Taylor Corzine's The Local Collective Emphasizes Community
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Cozy Red Brick Houses
Cozy Red Brick Houses
Kiki Archi Redesign an Existing Home in Changping District, China
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Stacked Physical Archives
Stacked Physical Archives
Nendo's Concrete Tunnels Will House Its Strikingly Modern Work
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Brain-Like Labyrinths
Brain-Like Labyrinths
Brash Collective Explore Mindfulness and Self-awareness with This Piece
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Angular Writer's Huts
Angular Writer's Huts
Clancy Moore Architects Incorporate The Writing Room in a Dublin Home
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Metaverse Distilleries
Metaverse Distilleries
Rojkind Arquitectos and Bompas & Parr Design a Distillery for Jose Cuervo
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Biomaterial Retail Interiors
Biomaterial Retail Interiors
Molly May Ratcliffe Researches How Biomaterials Can Be Better Used
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Garden-Inspired Pavilions
Garden-Inspired Pavilions
Overtreders W Build a Demountable Pavilion in the Netherlands
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Dual-Extruder 3D Printers
Dual-Extruder 3D Printers
The Ender-3 Neo Series Features Three Models for Different Needs
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Military-Inspired SUVs
Military-Inspired SUVs
Rezvani Released a Teaser for the 'Vengeance' Futuristic SUV
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Refreshed Gaming Chair Collections
Refreshed Gaming Chair Collections
DXRacer Launched 2023 Iterations of the 'Air Pro' and 'Master'
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Ice Cube Necklaces
Ice Cube Necklaces
Golem Collaborated with Laila El Mahelmy on This Unique Project
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Low-Cost Ethical Housing
Low-Cost Ethical Housing
Austin Maynard Architects Builds Low-Cost Housing in Melbourne
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Modular Pop-Up Marketplaces
Modular Pop-Up Marketplaces
Chybik + Kristof Design a Marketplace Structure for Manifesto Market
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Modern Electric Bike Shops
Modern Electric Bike Shops
Ciguë Draws Design Inspiration from Car-free City Concepts
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Chic Norm-Challenging Furniture
Chic Norm-Challenging Furniture
Georgia Hatton's the Wiggle Collection is "Visually Exciting"
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Beautiful Circular Libraries
Beautiful Circular Libraries
3andwich Design Unveils the Water Drop Library in China
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Limestone-Clad Contemporary Fashion Stores
Limestone-Clad Contemporary Fashion Stores
The New Acne Studios Store in Paris Exudes Luxury
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Plastic Sci-Fi Figurines
Plastic Sci-Fi Figurines
Kotobukiya Unveiled its Licensed ARTFX+ Boba Fett Display Model
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All-Black Geometric Houses
All-Black Geometric Houses
Bornstein Lyckefors Debuts a Timber-Clad Villa in Sweden
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Natural Material Pavilions
Natural Material Pavilions
Softspace Digital's Chart Art Fair Pavilion Features Bioplastic & Larch
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Prefabricated Flood-Resistant Houses
Prefabricated Flood-Resistant Houses
Knox Bhavan Developed This Functional Contemporary Home
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Credit Card-Like Timekeepers
Credit Card-Like Timekeepers
Code41 Reimagines the Modern Timepiece with New 'Mecascape' Design
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Intimate Limestone Villas
Intimate Limestone Villas
John Pawson Creates Two Luxurious Residencies in Ibiza
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Inside-Out Greenhouse Restaurants
Inside-Out Greenhouse Restaurants
Norm Architects Complete a Project in a Swedish Vineyard
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Material-Specific Furniture Exhibitions
Material-Specific Furniture Exhibitions
The Radford Gallery Debuts the Hard Knocks Exhibit
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Powerful Home Coffee Grinders
Powerful Home Coffee Grinders
Fellow's Ode Brew Grinder is the Perfect Home Companion
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Upside-Down Sneaker Pop-Ups
Upside-Down Sneaker Pop-Ups
Axel Arigato’s “Topsy-Turvy” Shopping Experience is Unique
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Backpack-Mounted Desktop Computers
Backpack-Mounted Desktop Computers
The eBlaztr is a Desktop Tower with a Portable Design
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Futuristic Intelligent Toilets
Futuristic Intelligent Toilets
Kohler Inserts “Advanced Technological Features” in Its Designs
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Car-Free Neighborhood Redevelopments
Car-Free Neighborhood Redevelopments
Berlin’s Former Tegel Airport is Being Converted
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Anime-Inspired Handmade Dolls
Anime-Inspired Handmade Dolls
Culture Entertainment Reveals Two Naruto and Sasuke Kokeshi Dolls
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Mid-Century-Inspired Private Clubs
Mid-Century-Inspired Private Clubs
The New Holloway House Boasts Sophisticated and Artsy Feels
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Enclosed Electric Tricycles
Enclosed Electric Tricycles
Carver Electric Created a City-Focused Compact Electric Vehicle
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Design-Forward Stackable Stools
Design-Forward Stackable Stools
Konstantin Grcic Utilizes the Power of Irregular Shapes & Colors
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Industrial-Inspired STEAM Buildings
Industrial-Inspired STEAM Buildings
WilkinsonEyre Designed an Arts and Engineering Building
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Martian Toilet Prototypes
Martian Toilet Prototypes
Duravit Develops a Toilet Concept for People Living on Mars
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Retro-Inspired Chocolate Vapes
Retro-Inspired Chocolate Vapes
Cletion Launches a Line of Edible Vapes, 'Vapezinhos de Chocolate'
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Recycled Paper Pulp Lamps
Recycled Paper Pulp Lamps
These Modular Lamps by Palefire Studio are Striking
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Circular Skysrapers
Circular Skysrapers
ZN Era Has Proposed an Oddly Shaped Mixed-Use Skyscraper in Dubai
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Incredibly Playful Tiny Houses
Incredibly Playful Tiny Houses
Lauren Coleman’s Tiny House Takes Cues from Hide-and-Seek
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Contemporary Live-Work Spaces
Contemporary Live-Work Spaces
Studio McW Converts a Warehouse into a Space for Earthrise Studio
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Reusable Chewing Gum Containers
Reusable Chewing Gum Containers
Dorcas Chu Creates a Multi-Functional Design Object
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STEM-Inspired Balance Bikes
STEM-Inspired Balance Bikes
Build & Ride by Adam Higgins Can Be Both Challenging and Playful
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Physics-Informed Digital Sculptures
Physics-Informed Digital Sculptures
Maxim Zhestkov's Motion Sculpture is Breathtaking & Intricate
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Semi-Digital Clothing Designs
Semi-Digital Clothing Designs
The FFFACE x FINCH Limited Capsule Showcases Seven Artworks
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Retro Gaming Keycaps
Retro Gaming Keycaps
ZMKC Launched the Pocket Game Artisan Keycap 2 for Retro Game Fans
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Treehouse-Like Residences
Treehouse-Like Residences
CplusC Architectural Workshop Designed This Elevated House in Sydney
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Safe Inclusive Nightclubs
Safe Inclusive Nightclubs
Mutuus Studio Designs the Supernova Nightclub in Seattle
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Medical Preparation Toys
Medical Preparation Toys
Premedprep by Adam Higgins Reduces Anxiety During Medical Procedures
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3D-Printed Home Decor Collections
3D-Printed Home Decor Collections
SSENSE Launched a Sustainable Collection with 'Argot Studio'
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Four-in-One E-Motorbikes
Four-in-One E-Motorbikes
The WAYRA EV-03 is a Motorcycle that Covers Four Popular Functions
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Suspended Hotel Lobbies
Suspended Hotel Lobbies
Ace Hotel Toronto Was Designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
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Futuristic Sci-Fi Motorbikes
Futuristic Sci-Fi Motorbikes
The 'Hermes-X30' Draws Inspiration from Cyberpunk 2077 and John Wick
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Brazilian Rainforest Houses
Brazilian Rainforest Houses
Studio MK27 Designs Caza Azul, Located in São Paulo
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RGB-Equipped Standing Desks
RGB-Equipped Standing Desks
Secretlab Unveiled the 'Magnus Pro' Metal Standing Desk
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Geometrically Inspired Low-Lying Homes
Geometrically Inspired Low-Lying Homes
Studio B Designs a Trapezoidal Home in Colorado
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Mushroom-Based Sneaker Boxes
Mushroom-Based Sneaker Boxes
Mr Bailey x adidas Originals OZLUCENT Comes in Sustainable Packaging
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Working Flying Car Prototypes
Working Flying Car Prototypes
Volkswagen Debuts a Working Prototype of the Flying Tiger
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Metaverse-Inspired Retail Interiors
Metaverse-Inspired Retail Interiors
Masquespacio Designs a Colorful Interior for Mango Teen
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Pared-Back Concrete-Block Homes
Pared-Back Concrete-Block Homes
KKAA YTAA Designs the House of Joy, Overlooking a National Park
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170-Kilometre-Long Mirrored Skyscrapers
170-Kilometre-Long Mirrored Skyscrapers
The Saudi Arabian Government Reveals a Linear City Design
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Off-Grid Mobile Homes
Off-Grid Mobile Homes
Living Vehicle's Design Can Turn Humidity into Water
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