Yves Klein blue, contrasting surfaces and mixing materials

Yves Klein blue, contrasting surfaces and mixing materials

The fashion world has long inspired the interior design scene, but the last couple of seasons have seen heavy furniture textiles, weaves and patterns emerging on the catwalk. Danish and international fashion designers have drawn inspiration and started cooperations with the interior design industry; Raf Simons has designed for Kvadrat, Tonsure has been using Ege Tæpper and September saw Bolia launch a new collection with Solland. The next creative influence is predicted to come from the art scene and can already be seen in the form of Yves Klein blue, sculptural shapes and a wealth of material mixes.


The different creative industries are always looking over each other’s shoulders to find inspiration for new collections. Whatever is being shown on the international catwalks today has great influence on what colours and fabrics will end up on tomorrow’s sofas, chairs, bookcases and pillows. Surfaces and materials are essential for this season’s trend and a mix of new strong colours will give your home an effective contrast.


Here are 3 of this season’s new trends:

Mixing materials

Materials are being mixed left, right and centre. Industrial steel, mirrors and wood are juxtaposed in new ways to create a new raw expression. Small tables, bowls, lamps and chairs will have coatings on the inside or outside, and perhaps in a strong colour. Glass lamps are given wooden details or have a contrasting colour on the cord. The industrial look takes on a more refined edge when mixed with other materials.

Yves Klein Blue

Our Scandinavian homes get new colours. Yves Klein blue and shades of brown make a beautiful contrast against our grey and white walls. The historic blue colour was mixed by French artist Yves Klein, who used the colour throughout most of his career to paint a series of monochrome works. Today, the colour has become art in itself. The distinctive colour has made its mark on the interior scene this season in many shapes and forms; in accessories or as large surfaces on sofas, textiles, lamps and designs for walls.   

Soft sculptural forms

Sofas, chairs and furniture become soft and sculptural in form. Soft round cloud formations combined with simplicity. The voluminous puffed sofas are supported by slim, elegant legs, such as Bolia’s Cloud sofa series designed by Yonoh. Artists and fashion designers are also inspired by the new soft sculptural silhouette that gives us comfort and allows us to feel safe and cocooned. The colour palette is inspired by white, light and natural tones. 


Fashion, art and interior design take turns to inspire and create new beautiful forms for our homes, wardrobes and lifestyles. Right now, the arrow is pointing in the direction of art. 

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