In this issue I would like to share 5 of my favorite, most exciting trends in commercial interior design that can serve as an inspiration for your next commercial space, renovation project.
1. Eclectic Mixture of Textures and Styles
One of the most "enduring" trends is blending rustic, industrial finishes with the clean lines of modern design:
2. Living Architecture
Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and runoff, help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings, contribute to biodiversity, and provide habitats for wildlife. In addition to all this, they are attractive to look at and enhance aesthetics of any interior:
3. Materials and Surfaces Simple and Rough
The juxtaposition between contrasting materials and surfaces: simple and rough creates unique intimacy and interest in the KNRDY Restaurant Design by Suto Interior Architects.
4. Green, Recyclable, Reusable
Designer Willem Heeffer recycled 36 oil cans into a fantastic series of lights for a new restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. After salvaging the drums from a local oil recycling center, Heeffer — an artist whose work typically explores urban public space — cleaned them out and reinvented them as a cool collection of vintage-looking shades!
5. Interactive Architectural Elements
Interactive architecture is a newly emerging branch of architectural design, made possible due to developments in information technology and the availability of new materials that allow extending buildings with information processing, sensing and actuating properties. In opposition to traditional architecture the design essence of interactive architectural objects lies not only in their physicality, but also in their behaviour. Here is one example of an interactive light installation:
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