Having ended the year on a high note on stage as winners of Best in British Product Design Award at The Brit List Awards 2022 for its Sanctuary Collection, Newmor kicked off the year with a trends forecast that has shaped a host of new product designs. We take a look back at the wallcovering trends of 2022, along with an exclusive sneak peek of Terra Firma, the first inspirational trend that will be hitting our walls in 2023…
Spring 2022 was all about wellness and biophilia, creating calming spaces inspired by the natural world to increase wellbeing and productivity. Newmor took inspiration to create biophilic wallcoverings from tonal organic weaves and botanical prints to large scale digital wallcoverings of landscapes and nature. New designs included the organic Hessian texture which paired perfectly with the tonal tropical Bali print. Zenith II saw the introduction of organic surfaces, and the award winning Sanctuary collection harnessed the power of the natural world to enhance our wellbeing.
Autumn and Winter of 2022 saw the introduction of John Morris, a designer collection which bought heritage with a twist. The launch of the new WallArt service now allows specifiers to order any Newmor Designer and Newmor Custom designs as canvases, framed artwork and mounted prints. From geometric prints and botanical designs to scenes from nature and site-specific photography, the sky is the limit. Newmor also re-introduced its APEX collection of heavyweight wallcoverings manufactured with precision gravure printing using water-based eco-friendly inks.
The latest Newmor products celebrate craftsmanship and British style. Quadra is a clean modern geometric design, Tussah is beautiful silk effect incorporating a subtle shimmer of metallic thread, and Tanner is a hyper-realistic matte leather effect providing a cost effective vegan alternative to designers.
Earlier this summer, Hotel Designs caught up with designer Rose Campbell on all things relating to design and wallcoverings. Campbell has been appointed to Head of Design and Marketing at Newmor, and is currently busy finalising the trends forecast which will be revealed in full in the New Year — in the meantime, here is a sneak peak at trend Terra Firma.
“The Terra Firma trend is very grounded and reassuring,” explained Campbell. “It is reflective of the natural world, so is nurturing – the warm tones are not only uplifting, the nature-inspired palette is also very practical and versatile. There are several transitional hues that make an appearance in the other key trends we will share in the new year. Colours include tan, oxblood, sage, terracotta, rust, brown, and olive.”
Taking design inspiration out of the studio, Newmor, joined Table Place Chairs and ILIV to share thoughts and insights on some hard-hitting conversations at the Hotel Designs roundtable. Whilst science has yet to identify a biophilic gene, we can all appreciate our innate desire to connect with nature and the feeling of wellness. It was great to hear the approach taken by each company on why biophilia as a design tool is resonating so strongly across the board as discussed in ‘Biophilic design beyond the buzzword’. Carrying on the conversation, with the lines between home, work, and hospitality becoming increasingly blurred, we caught up with the trio again to find out how designs and products were affecting companies supplying both the hospitality and workplace sectors. ‘Changing spaces: the quiet design evolution of the workplace‘ considers the impact wallcoverings have on the atmosphere of different spaces, creating calming break-out areas with biophilic surfaces, reception areas with feature designs and core branding, through to inspiring meeting rooms with energising, colourful prints.
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