From 25 to 28 January 2020 in Frankfurt am Main Paperworld Trends were presenting new products for commercial office supplies (the visionary office) and non-business stationery, writing materials and school supplies (the stationery trends). Discover the three trends “Blazing Hotchpotch”, “Smooth Sorbet” and “Noble Barrique” and get inspiration for your product range.
New working environments are bringing about a new perception of office work. Well-being and flexibility are becoming increasingly important. The establishment of a creative atmosphere is also gaining in importance in parallel with the digital spirit of optimism and new, communal living and working concepts. “Essential impulses for the new design of office spaces are increasingly coming from home and product design. At the same time, a generation of restrained and modest consumers is coming of age, who are critically examining questions of sustainability,” says Claudia Herke from the bora.herke.palmisano style agency. Recycling, upcycling, and a circular economy are becoming the decisive arguments for brands and products. This is the context in which the 2020/21 Paperworld trend worlds are taking place.
„Blazing Hotchpotch“ – anything is possible
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.
„Smooth Sorbet“ – find calmness and harmony
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.
„Noble Barrique“ – striving for perfection
The “Noble Barrique” trend world concentrates on premium, functional, and durable products with sophisticated details. Minimalism in the style of Bauhaus is combined with elegance and modernity. The exquisite material aesthetics are closely intertwined with the sophisticated design, which is distinguished by exceptional quality and refinement.
Concrete illustration of the trends
On behalf of Paperworld, the bora.herke.palmisano style agency has looked into the question of what the trend products for the coming season will be. For this purpose, they draw on developments in fashion and architecture as well as product and furniture design, and transfer them 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.