Paperworld, the international stationery, office supplies and writing materials fair, has announced the three key trends it will be presenting at its exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, 25 to 28 January 2020.
The exhibition presents new products for commercial office supplies (the visionary office) and non-business stationery, writing materials and school supplies (the stationery trends).
The "the visionary office" and "the stationery trends" sectors are reflected in the show’s trend area, Paperworld Trends, and show innovative solutions covering office supplies and lifestyle trends for schools, gift, packaging and celebrating.
The bora.herke.palmisano style agency has drawn on developments in fashion and architecture as well as product and furniture design to create the Paperworld Trends area, transferring their findings to the paper, office supplies and stationery sector. They place selected products from a variety of exhibitors in a forward-looking context, thus forming the forecasts for the coming season.
The agency will present in the Paperworld Trends area the following trends:
The "Blazing Hotchpotch" trend features a convincing mix of styles, colours and possibilities. Vibrant designs and colours are combined - patchwork, graphic surfaces, colour blocking, kaleidoscopic effects and shimmer are the hallmarks of this trend world.
In addition, "Blazing Hotchpotch" focuses on movement, both in terms of colours and designs as well as with its expressiveness. The trend addresses concepts for cooperative interaction in the office environment, freely designable co-working spaces, and solutions for the office-to-go. This dynamic is also reflected in the choice of either recycled or unusual materials.
This trend follows the desire for greater tranquillity and relaxation. "Smooth Sorbet" is characterised by soft shapes and delicate colours. The product world is reduced and aesthetic, at the same time, technology and lifestyle merge.
The emphasis is on pastel colour nuances and pleasing surfaces that blend to create an inspiring living and working environment. Floral designs and subtle colour transitions underline the harmonious lightness of this trend. The product range extends from fine writing instruments and haptic paperware to textile office design.
The "Noble Barrique" trend world concentrates on premium, functional, and durable products with sophisticated details. Bauhaus-style minimalism combines with elegance and modernity. The exquisite material aesthetics are closely intertwined with sophisticated design, exceptional quality and refinement.
Materials and colours are characterised by nature - wood, natural stone or leather lend structure and tactility. The trend also focuses on durability of the products - fine writing instruments, desk accessories or notebooks.