EuroShop 2017: Material Trends

EuroShop 2017, Material & Texture Trends

Foreword: Every 3 years, 100,000+ visitors flock to an international destination to experience all things retail. Hailed as the “Global Retail Trade Fair,” EuroShop covers all things retail related, from store design to visual merchandising. Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, the event offers 17 exhibition halls within 19 different buildings.  A group of lucky FRCH-ers made the trip this year and will be sharing global trends and inspiration from the conference all week!

As we learned yesterday, textures are in! And not just in white … this year is all about creating amazing dimension. New materials for specification at Euroshop are proving to be polarizing-ly different. Huge monolithic tiles and sleek surface materials abound in white, black and shades of neutrals. But what really caught my eye were the more luxury crafted products – they take dimensionality to a new level. Read more of this post

Highlights from Coverings 2016

Coverings Conference 2016, Creative FuelCoverings is an international trade fair and expo dedicated to showcasing ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of its kind in the U.S., featuring exhibitors from more than 40 countries and attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors and specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers.

I had the privilege of attending this year’s conference in Chicago. With more than five football fields worth of surfacing, it was a lot to see in a short amount of time, but here were my top highlights:

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Innovations in Wood Flooring

Wood floors are the Chanel suit of interior design, chic and timeless. They bring richness and a soft texture to the retail and hospitality environments we design. New technology and fabrication techniques have permeated all areas of design, including the classic wood floor. Here are a few of our favorite innovations.

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New Ravenna Mosaic Tile

Last week I stumbled across New Ravenna’s tile on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with their beautiful line. Considered the best local artisan of stone and glass mosaics, each product is handcrafted. Tiles are tumbled, honed or treated with a special finish to achieve subtle texture and shade variations.

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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Mutina

Mutina has partnered with Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec to create Pico, a new line of ceramic tiles featuring a regular-irregular texture of micro dots.

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Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Losanges is a new collection of rugs by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Spanish brand Nanimarquina. The Bouroullec brothers are known for designs of simplicity and elegance, this rug is no exception and explores geometric design with artisan craft.  

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Cozy by the Fireside

Patricia Urquiola has designed MANGAS a new rug collection for carpet and textile brand Gandia Blasco. Each of the eight unique rugs is based on a patchwork of wool knits creating a final rug that is reminiscent of a handmade sweater.

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