This year, the show works together with the experienced international forecasting firm the NellyRodi Agency to form a trend committee consisting of different fields of expertise in order to gain the latest comprehension of international lifestyle forecasts. They have picked ‘Future’ as the keyword of the season and three themes have been developed to illustrate this keyword – Caring Future, Crazy Future and Emo Future.
These three themes will be demonstrated and discussed at the four-day fair in a series of events, while exhibitors’ products that resonate with the themes will be displayed in the Trend Area. Trend Forum tours will also take place, allowing show attendants to learn and discuss with designers and trend experts about the lifestyle trends.
The committee has contributed their expertise on retail experience, contract markets and new technologies, together with the sociological insights from an international consumer study in developing the themes.
The committee has members like Vincent Grégoire (France), creative director of NellyRodi Agency who studied both interior and industrial design at the École Camondo in Paris and has been the artistic director and designer of exclusive products for the decorator Agnès Comar, and Sun Yun (China), partner and design director of Hangzhou Interior Architecture Design.