On one hand the future of design will make a more and more sophisticated, creative effort to present new shapes, and on the other hand it is going to be about improving the performance of furniture and spaces.
In the last half century, the production and sale of objects has increased massively and the thirst for new things has intensified vertiginously.
Images circulate extremely fast these days with the inevitable consequence that they get ‘old’ within a short period of time.
When in the past the development and the popularisation of a new design used to take years, now a new product is in front of everybody’s eyes and available to buy within minutes or, we should say, clicks. Trends come and go so rapidly that being trendy is a full time and expensive job.
Because in the last few years we have been immersed in images and products and we live in a fast devouring society, being original has become very difficult.
In fields where aesthetics need to meet functionality, like interior design or fashion, coming up with a new concept or idea is even more challenging.
Design, fashion, architecture are not like music that offers an infinite combination of notes; they need to take into consideration the use of an object, they need to pursue a certain standard of comfortability and performance.
So what has the future of design got in store for us?
I believe that in the next few years designers will concentrate on inventing new shapes or looks and they will focus on giving objects, furniture, houses and clothes new functions.
Designers will stretch the limits of functionality as much as possible in order to present fresh looking and more efficient products.
We will see houses that barely look like the houses we have seen before, furnished with tables with incorporated touch screens or beds that can react to the needs of your body. We will buy textiles that don’t need to be ironed and don’t burn or shrink and it will be normal to turn the oven on using our mobile phones.
Natural elements and vintage objects will compensate this compulsion to have or experience something new all the time.
We will have wooden floors, plants and some pieces of furniture from the past in our houses to remind us of what we are, in a society that moves too fast and produces too much.
The future of design will push the concept of evolution and ponder the fact that too much evolution can turn in devolution.ù
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