On Trend in Europe: Clarity & Lightness

On Trend in Europe: Clarity & Lightness

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Adrienne Breaux
Feb 25, 2015
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A great exhibit at Ambiente is their Trends section, where experts curate booths based on upcoming trends. One of our favorite booths (and favorite trends) was Clarity + Lightness — a trend of spaces and products that boast very delicate, light and organic shapes. Products that have soft colors, a lot of white and are even see-through. The idea of reflecting light, not taking up a lot of visual space and giving a relaxing, calming feel dominated this trend.

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What makes this trend perfect for small spaces is the space-expanding qualities it would bring to your home. Light colors will make a space seem larger than it is. Clear and white items will blend into the background and not seem heavy or like they're taking up more space than they should.

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Reflective surfaces will bounce light around. Delicate details — shapes, designs, leaves — will give an airy, light feel to the entire room.

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This planter by DPI barely takes up any space, but brings lovely greenery up high.

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Mikabarr's lights have a cloud-like, modern and geometric look (and are foldable and flexible to your needs).

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This other light, from Inmark, is also light and delicate feeling.

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This glass hanging object from Nihon Lock Service/JETRO is barely there but still lovely. Translucent with a hint of color.

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These Funnel lights from Dechem Studio marry a translucent glass material with an eye-catching design.

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Objects for entertaining are clear and don't take up a lot of visual space.

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This mirror from Deknudt mirrors is sculptural and tall but reflects light and doesn't feel heavy.

What do you think about this trend? Would you use this trend in your home? Check out more of our Ambiente coverage here.

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