At the coming Christmasworld, international retailers will be able to experience live what colours, shapes and designs will be in vogue for Christmas decorations in the future. Christmasworld Trends 23+ in the Trend Area in the foyer of Hall 4.1 will offer a unique overview of exhibitors’ new products, which will be presented by the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano in three exciting trend worlds. Daily lectures explain the relevant trends for the consumer goods sector.
The desire for the beautiful, the true and the good continues at Christmasworld Trends 23+. However, with a much stronger focus on sustainability and new creations resulting from a mix of traditional craftsmanship and innovative techniques. “Moments of joy are precious. Good design that knows heritage and the future helps us celebrate them even more beautifully. Many things now come across more quietly than before, quite deliberately: valuable impetus instead of a quickly fading show. A new start is evident, triggered by the experience of the past years. More than ever before, the focus is on sustainability: material research and digital innovations hold new aesthetic solutions in store,” summarises Annetta Palmisano from the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano.
On behalf of Messe Frankfurt, the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano records future developments and provides buyers and manufacturers with reliable forecasts and inspiration for product range design. The three trend statements for 23+ are unknown beauty_strange + gracious, calming nature_careful + pleasant, lasting ideas_passionate + evocative. They are impressively presented in the Trend Area and contain an overview of product innovations and style-defining designs.
Nature remains a great source of inspiration. It has an abundance of colours and textures. The visitors to the international trade fair can continue to look forward to a lot of the unexpected and extravagant, an emotional colourfulness combined with astonishing visual phenomena. For example, the typical Christmas bauble will have new, stylish competitors on the tree in the future. Candles like to wear block stripes or an elegant used look for the festive season. 3D printing, one of the most important technology trends of the future, continues to gain relevance. Designs and products generate tremendous vitality and creative ideas that sometimes irritate with their unusual otherness, but always inspire.
unknown beauty_strange + gracious – focuses on the unexpected, the surprising
Unexpected decorations and unfamiliar forms are in the spotlight. Situational patterns, environmental reflections and the play of light and shadow create remarkable visual effects. Often the surfaces are metallised, pearlescent or the objects show iridescent mirror surfaces, engravings and flowing colour effects. Ambient reflections become a supporting element of the design. The idea of incorporating the passing moment into the design creates further situational dimensions. It becomes exciting when craftsmanship and digital innovations converge. For example, 3D models for candlesticks are developed in the studio and digitally printed in a ceramic factory. In the colour range, extravagant colours such as azure blue, peach, magenta or wine red alternate with lovely, soft nuances in sky, lemon, grey and silver.
calming nature_careful + pleasant – stands for calm vitality and a nature-loving minimalism
The designs show a vivid connection to nature and revolve around life cycles and transience. With creativity and sustainable thinking, they increasingly dissolve the boundaries of art, craft, and technology. Plant and geological designs, for example of rocks, minerals and rough stones are typical here.
Sometimes natural stone is used as a material, sometimes its grains, colouring and oxidation phenomena serve as inspiration for patterns, motifs and surfaces. Rough and porous materials are often matched by immaculately smooth and gentle surfaces. In addition, plain cardboard and uncoated paper emphasise minimalist, seasonal ornaments.
The colour palette begins with three cooler shades – inspired by lichen, mountain lake and raw malachite. This is followed by neutral gradations from white sand to stone grey and dark rock. Three warm tones such as moss, a woody rose tone and a mild rosé nuance complete the natural colour harmony.
lasting ideas_passionate + evocative – the decorations make a clear design statement
Designs with a striking character and geometry as well as concrete forms determine the image. Craftsmanship, a great manufacturing heritage and industrial know-how come here together.
Geometric shapes such as circular discs, cones and squares complement the typical sphere as Christmas ornaments. For the surfaces, marble grains and wood structures as well as moirée effects are graphically implemented. With grid, line and relief structures, glass spheres become year-round decoration. The principle of monocolour and at the same time stripes, from clear-elegant to flowing-subtle, are important design tools.
Intense colourings refine the objects. Petrol and blue nuances dominate the cool series, while orange-red, violet and ochre set warm colour accents. In between, the neutral, metallic tones of pewter, iron and bronze-grey mediate.
Trade visitors can get a further foretaste at christmasworld.messefrankfurt.com and www.conzoom.solutions before they can experience the coming trends live at Christmasworld from 3 to 7 February 2023 in the Trend Area in the foyer of Hall 4.1.
The experts from the bora.herke.palmisano trend bureau will report twice a day on the three trend worlds at Christmasworld and Ambiente. For the first time, there will be joint trend statements for Christmasworld and Ambiente – however, an individual interpretation per fair will remain and continue to be elaborated.
The expert lectures will take place in the Conzoom Solutions Academy in the Europa Hall 4.0 at the following times: Friday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. and at 2:45 p.m. respectively as well as Saturday at 12:45 and 15:45.
From February 2023, Christmasworld will be held at the Frankfurt exhibition centre at the same time as the leading international consumer-goods fairs Ambiente (3 to 7 February 2023) and Creativeworld (4 to 7 February).
Images courtesy of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.