European design trends

Taiwan’s recent edition of “Design” looks forward to the 21st century European design trends:

Retro trend

Product design was influenced by flexible technology design languages ​​in the late 1980s and 1990s, and industrial design has tended to be more flexible and more personal. Demand for personal color products in the consumer market is also a major factor contributing to this trend. In addition, due to the industrial revolution, new methods of mass production, new technologies and the use of new materials have made the field of product design broader. For example, the design of the electric fan no longer needs to consider maintaining a certain distance from the heat source or affecting the exterior design in order to control the air flow. These product characteristics, which were regarded as obstacles at the beginning of the design, represent the product to the industrial designer. The intrinsic value of these, and redefining these designs, will help ignite consumer recognition and security of the product. From an industrial design point of view, the dexterous use of composite materials is very important. So when the consumer first touches When you come to the product, you will feel the overall weight and balance of the product. In addition, influenced by the retro design language, there are also products with strong personal color on the market, and the single-color style leads the retro trend toward the top.

New Naturalism - Trends in Interior Design

Interior design and industrial design also use a large number of retro styles, with simple styles, natural colors and natural materials as the characteristics of this trend. In the trend of furniture and home interior design, the new theme of “Country House” reflects the new natural trends of consumers. Interest. In addition to color, all retain the nostalgic ingredients of natural materials, simple and elegant design is to impress consumers. Consumer behavior has a considerable impact on product design, manufacturing and packaging.

Plastic recovery - changeable plastic

In recent years, plastic materials have once again been favored by designers. The most important factor is the special treatment in the design, and the use of the latest popular colors to create a unique sense of beauty. The color of plastic displays: The biggest feature of plastic materials is the diversity of colors. These plastic materials, which resemble new materials and bright colors, are incompatible with the colors that most people think, and can bring more colors to families. Natural colors and organic shapes have also rolled up a wave of fashion product design.
The use of plastic: The added value of originally low-priced plastic products after special treatment has been greatly improved. This is also the reason why consumers gradually accept plastic products. Future development: Consumer awareness of environmental protection has been improved. For products, environmental protection This means "less is better: less material, less color and packaging. Simple, personalized products that can be recognized at a glance: the use of bright, light-colored or dark-colored plastics is a design style that meets the concept of environmental protection."

Color Trends - New Emotions

The color trend is still diversified, but the color matching also varies depending on personal taste. For this season, there are two clear color directions: bright and dark colors. New colors and surface textures of newly developed plastic components have been widely enjoyed. They do not know how to get rid of the low-cost image and give new life to plastic products. At the same time, they can also satisfy a large number of market demands. Monochrome: This concise color language is characterized by boldness, liveliness and liveliness, giving people full confidence, deep in science and technology, and natural beauty. Light gray tone; besides monochrome, it is a light gray trend. The decadent color is the basic color and will never fade. However, consumers are tired of the popular colors. They are still using single color as the mainstream. Patterns: The latest products use different patterns, and the colors and patterns are printed on The product has become very fashionable. In industrial design, three-dimensional patterns are often used to decorate monotonous surfaces.

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