approach to flooring and wall
CRAF T Y ELEMENTS
designs with his inventive geo-
desic domes. Through cutting
and reconfiguring patterns, a
fresh new design is created that
mimics a collage effect.
Cityscapes and street art influence retail design with its colorful displays and irregular patterns. A
modern aesthetic is created through combining traditional handcrafted elements
with an urban environment. Yarn graffiti
artists like Olek inspire an artful approach
to floors and walls by wrapping ordinary
objects with crafty creations. Knitting and
piecing playful grids and stripes together
enhance wall panels and wrapped beams.
Experimentation and juxtaposition are
opening up a new world of possibilities
for retail environments. Dimension is key
whether it is charred surfaces, light diffusion, raised patterns, or crafty elements.
Through these aspects one is able to transform a space by creating a truly visual
experience that moves traditional ideas
into the modern day.
More on trends at GlobalShop
Don’t miss Stylesight’s Renee Labbe
February 29 at GlobalShop, speaking
at the A.R.E.-sponsored session
“Megatrends for Design and Visual
Merchandising 2013.” Focusing on
fixtures, color harmonies, materials,
lighting, and more, Labbe will present
a comprehensive look at the driving
influences that will shape design and
visual merchandising through 2013.
Purchase tickets through GlobalShop.
Jill Bradshaw is trend
director for the New York
office of Stylesight.
Contact her at jbradshaw@