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Published: 13 Dec 2017

Christmas 2017 Confirmation: Curio


Our 2017 Christmas Direction Curio pays homage to the sculptural forms of brutalist architecture, employing heavy materials, strict forms and high-sheen metals to create sophisticated objects for the Christmas season. We highlight how this rich, bold trend is influencing home décor.

  • The rippled veins of marbled surfaces feature as a common decorative motif with festive wrapping, Christmas tree decorations and shop window displays all using this design to establish a luxurious look.
  • Classic emblems of the Christmas holiday – such as a tree and a star – are redesigned in strong, geometric lines to create impressive statuesque forms and establish a more modern and refined Christmas aesthetic.
  • The visual sense of weight and grandiosity that is established through the use of architectural materials is balanced with the inclusion of opaque coloured glass. Cherry red, Orange Oxide and Yellow Foil introduce a spectrum of rich colour that helps to marry the heavy, matte materials with the metallic sheen of polished gold and blue-silver.

Stay tuned for the upcoming confirmations of our 2017 Christmas Directions Kin and Refract. To learn about our projections for next year’s Christmas Directions, read Fantasia, Archive and Frost. See Christmas 2018: Colour for more detail on the palettes and visual influences guiding each 2018 Christmas Direction.

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