….one of the hottest trends of today and one which will continue in 2017, is to have houseplants in your home…not only in your living room, but also in the kitchen (definitely in the kitchen!) the hallway, even in the bathroom, … We love nature! The freshness of the green in combination with a nice marble like our decor ‘Carrara Royal’ looks just great. The options are endless… Chiyoda is also going “Green”, we are FSC approved concerning our printing papers. … read more
“Green Living” is one of the mega trends of today. Even APPLE was seeking out this look for the brand new flagship store in London, Regent Street. Real trees and the use of natural light coloured wooden furniture create a complementary yet super modern interior. It nearly looks like Apple was inspired by one of CHIYODA’s main trend themes for 2016: Composed Spaces… 😉… read more
When winter is coming people tend to retreat back in their home. To enjoy the warmth of their fireplace, to crawl under a blanket, to delight in a cup of hot chocolate,… In this atmosphere we see more and more the need for comfort zones inside of the house. We like to surround us with comfort and luxury. You’ll find this back in the usage of materials; black stone walls, grey concrete floors and here and there a touch of gold to give it a more warm and luxurious feel. These ‘gold touches’ you can find in accessories as… read more
Decor “Paris 1889” – which is inspired by the oxidation of metal – is inspiring kitchen manufactures like “Alno” and “Nobilia”. Both companies integrated “Paris 1889” in their new kitchen collections and use it even as a highlight for their marketing. read more
The new trend in interior design is “Collage” says the Trend Observatoire of Maison & Objet in Paris: mixing pattern, structure and design elements in a way which reminds of “Dadaism” has been shown in the trend installations of “the House of Games” at M&O in September 2016 in Paris. read more
Industrial city architecture is inspiring many product designers to product constructions in grid and mesh style. Also inspired by this trend is decor “Palladium Grid”from CHIYODA. read more
Design Concept 2016/17 by CHIYODA The once clear dividing lines between the different worlds are only to be seen in a blurred form. Loud calls of “no go” die away or mutate in the multi-layered reality to unending echoes which only throw back a muffled “Go”. And yet – anyone who believes he can see a trend to arbitrariness is mistaken. On the contrary: Between rigid rules and arbitrariness a megatrend has developed, which demands from designers and product developers that they should work wit- hout a safety net and a double floor in order to open colourful, faceted, exciting,… read more
“GONE IS GONE!” IS GONE
If we can reawaken something beautiful and costly from the past even better and more simply by means of today ́s possibilities, then we should do so. At least, if we wish to remain in trend. Un- der the name “nostalgic spaces”, Chiyoda presents decor developments, which illustrate the themes of yesterday in such a way that they are once again in demand today.
The inclusion of phenomena from the past has become an important module of “new” models in the furnishing and fashion segment. As a result, the retro-style has progressed to being an essential form of expression in the fashion and design segment – if it was not so already. In consequence, there are already some fashion magazines on the market, which define themselves only through the retro-the- me (e.g. “Heritage Post”).
Even the style of the future frequently reveals itself to be a retro-future-style. In recent years, we revived the futurism of the 1950 ́s (Space- ship Orion) or the futurism of the 1970 ́s (Star Wars). And at present, the last-named project is being brought to life for the third time by a new cinema film.
The increasing importance of the retro-theme can also be seen in the increasingly rapid re- petition of the proclaimed retro-trends. Just now, different retro-themes are being shown at the same time in the various media and by different furniture labels. read more
In scarcely any other trend theme can we speak of “Blurring Borders” as in the case of “ecology”. Only the blurring of the clear-cut borders between nature and the artificial world has opened this theme also for those who have until now avoided appropriate products. Under the motto “composed spaces”, Chiyoda has dedicated itself to this new world, and developed decors, which radiate precisely this blend of “necessary” and “authenticity”.
For many years, ecologically inoffensive or, at least, preferable products have led a shadowy existence among consumers. Even for a great number of environment-conscious consumers, the use of such products was, above all, a compulsory practice for the benefit of the environment. They were considered to be “wet blankets” and sub-optimal. Where a substitute for natural, protection-worthy materials (e.g. furs) was concerned, many fashion-conscious people saw them as cheap and ugly. If it was a case of natural materials as a substitute for health-hazardous or environment-threatening plastics, they were considered poorly functional. Such criticisms were clearly not always justified. But something, which makes us feel more or less compelled to accept, does not arouse feelings of euphoria within us. read more
COSMOS AND MICROCOSMOS
Moved by a feeling of absolute freedom (as in the vast expanse of the cosmos) combined with the illusion of security (as in the cell structure of a microcosm), more and more people wish to live in the city. To support this modern urban attitude to life, Chiyoda presents “protected spaces“ with the appropriate decors and colours as the fourth theme of “Blurring Borders.”
The town dweller of today is in search of a home situation, which optimally meets his heterogeneous needs. “protected spaces“ shows what this must look like and how it is achieved. The forms, colours and materials described here impart an ambience like that of a world beyond time and space. But as proved by the mood board created by Chiyoda, there are sufficient examples from architecture and interior design to show that this theme be- longs absolutely to this world read more