“reculture” stands for the love of the rebirth or recreation of design classics with the help of – or in combination with – the most contemporary digital technology. What has time got to do with all of the beautiful things in life? The answer is that it limits them in two ways – not only in terms of how long they last, but also how long they remain beautiful. In the present digital age, however, this factor has lost much of the significance it held perhaps most strongly of all in the machine age. This is down to the… read more

Modern Gothic style

The romantic Victorian style covered in a dark, sinister deep grey/black color, golden chandeliers, floral/fauna wallpapers who look like big obscure paintings, dark green Chesterfield armchairs, … These eclectic range of items are some of the ingredients for the Modern Gothic Style, an archaic, but also feminine and luscious style. You can place our ‘Zink’ décor as a worktop in a Gothic styled Kitchen in combination with Burgundy red cupboards. read more

Pretty in Pink!

A new way in 2017 to dress up your home or office in a warm and neutral atmosphere, is the use of a pale pink color… Such kind of pink has for instance the ability to combine perfectly with a warm, exotic wooden floor or furniture… Pink is an ideal background for paintings, pictures or other decorative objects in your home… they will flourish! Our décor ‘Look’ in a pastel pink color has just enough style and elegancy to make you notice it without overwhelming you.  … read more

Just “Green” but….

….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’ look for Apple store in London

“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

Gold & Bold

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

Successful decor Paris 1889

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

Trend “Collage”

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

Trend Grid & Mesh Pattern

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

Blurring Borders

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

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