New York Design Week: 5 'Old' Trends that are Still Going Strong

New York Design Week: 5 'Old' Trends that are Still Going Strong

Nancy Mitchell
Jun 2, 2015
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

Everything old is new again, and a lot of new things are also still new. At ICFF, the biggest of New York Design Week's many design shows, we spotted a few trends that we've identified in past years that definitely still have a lot of juice left in them. Here are a few of our favorites.

Modern Luxe
Modern shapes, rendered in luxurious materials like marble and brass and gold, were everywhere at the show. Case in point: these tables by Phase Design, whose unusual leg shape makes them just a little out of the ordinary.

(Image credit: James Dieter)

Bright colors and bold geometric shapes, as in this striking light fixture by James Dieter, have long been a favorite.

(Image credit: Volk Furniture)

Soft Modern
We continue to be huge fans of the things that Volk Furniture is doing, including this vanity, which is beautifully emblematic of what we like call 'soft modern' — interesting, minimal shapes that are friendly and not angular, rendered in colors and pastels and not just black and white. It's an interesting new direction for minimalist design, one we're excited to see evolve.

(Image credit: Iacoli &McAllister)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

Copper (and warm, reddish metals like rose gold) is still the metallic du jour. It popped up everywhere, from the expected Tom Dixon pieces (like the desk set shown above) to the legs of this accent table by Iacoli &McAllister.

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

Global influences
Other design traditions across the globe are still a huge influence in home decor. This brightly colored Acapulco chair, from Nodo designs, is a great way to bring a little of the color and liveliness of Mexico's Pacific coast to your home.

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