VandM.com’s HOME DÉCOR & COLLECTIBLES HOT LIST FOR 2010 With more and more dealers making the move to digital, VandM.com’s offers its list of what’s hot in the home decor and collectibles world in 2010.
why we might be feeling similar to those that lived through the great depression. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the government bailout of its day and put around 3.3 million people back to work beautifying our country and rebuilding our infrastructure. It stays memorable largely due to the visual artists who left an entire body of work chronicling America in that day thanks to Uncle Sam.” - Bill
It will affect PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHICS…
1. Sepia Tones: All things brown and dark and moody will crop up for artists and graphics designers, especially in Photography.
It will affect ART, COLLECTIBLES, and FURNITURE so look for…
2. Deco Sculpture: Simple, smooth, and chiseled forms in stone. Stone is the key and will start to edge out metal as the chosen material for sculpture.
3. Stone: The translucent quality of stone, like alabaster marble, will crop up more in kitchens, come back in sconces, and be part of large rock crystal table lamps.
THE 1980S ARE STILL BACK
“What started at the end of 2008 and built steam in 2009 will continue to get stronger throughout 2010.”
It will affect INTERIOR DESIGN STYLES so look for…
1. Industrial "N.Y. Loft": all white boxes, with pops of black metal and natural wood
2. The Tone-On-Tone Interior: often in pastel shades (pastel pale blue, pastel pale green, pastel pale yellow, and the new one to watch for - mauve)
3. The 80s Pop-Graphics Look: bright neon and primary color interiors with clean hard lines and pattern
4. Deco Redux: the eighties loved the 1920s and did Deco their way, now we will see more true WPA style Deco again often with some textural twists from the 80s era.
ENVIRONMENT & SCULPTURE
“Healing the planet and the recent climate conference are bringing a lot of attention to the environment. Combine this with nature inspired forms and natural materials and you get a real green movement in design. Once again, artists are exploring the role of sculpture, individuality, nature and what environment really means. Be prepared to see design interiors looking less like a furniture showroom and more like an artistic immersed surrounding of environmental sculpture.” – Bill
It will affect BUILDING MATERIALS, SCULPTURE, and INTERIOR DESIGN FORMS…
1. Atypical eco-friendly: Items that don’t necessarily seem eco but really are.
2. Reclaimed wood: used in furniture and interiors
3. Steel: rusted Corten is best but look for this in sculpture and architecture and interiors.
4. Gold replacing silver: as the dominate metal for jewelry and interiors.
5. Sculptural furniture: furniture of wood and plaster that will be whimsical and figurative
6. Handmade studio furniture: mostly out of wood, bronze, and other metals will dominate high-end interiors.
7. Environmental sculpture and graphics: will be seen in art and public spaces
The SERIOUS FURNITURE COLLECTOR will want in 2010…
Shaker American Furniture, Sculptural / Artist / Studio Made Furniture, Americana and Industrial Americana
The HOT COLLECTIBLE in 2010 will be…
Studio Art Glass, Tapestries, and