Trend Reports

Design Essay: Inspiring Surfaces

Design Essay: Inspiring Surfaces

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 17 February 2015.

17 March 2015
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Design Essay: Sustainable Utopias - Materials Innovations

Design Essay: Sustainable Utopias - Materials Innovations

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 2 December.

04 December 2014
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Dutch designers explore how new tech may change our relationship with cars

Dutch designers explore how new tech may change our relationship with cars

Volvo has commissioned Dutch designers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe to create their vision of how new technologies may change our relationshi...

24 October 2014
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MIT develops self-transforming materials that behave 'like robots without robots'

MIT develops self-transforming materials that behave 'like robots without robots'

A cross-disciplinary research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a suite of programmable materials, including carbon f...

15 October 2014
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Why Chinese design is gaining visibility on the global stage

Why Chinese design is gaining visibility on the global stage

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 31 July.

27 August 2014
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Animated appliances: technology trend

Animated appliances: technology trend

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 2 June.

23 July 2014
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Color & trim focus: Six of Poltrona Frau’s auto collaborations

Color & trim focus: Six of Poltrona Frau’s auto collaborations

Collaborations between the car industry and the world of product design are fraught with difficulties, are usually fleeting and all too often end in (ma...

22 May 2014
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Gilles Vidal: innovative materials key to Peugeot's future

Gilles Vidal: innovative materials key to Peugeot's future

Future Peugeots will be defined by their use of materials in a bid to shift the brand upmarket, according to design director Gilles Vidal. Raw, unproces...

15 May 2014
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CDR Trend Insight - Headlamp Wallpaper

CDR Trend Insight - Headlamp Wallpaper

As lamps become recessed and cars gain more plan shape at their corners, the lower, inner surface of the unit grows in depth and becomes more noticeable...

28 March 2014
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Trendwatch: Durability

Trendwatch: Durability

Trendwatch: Durability

26 February 2014
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