Last week, Amanda King (Sterling Studio consultant extraordinaire) and I traveled to Paris, France for two non-stop days of couture and culture (check out the rest of this week’s blog for a recap of our adventures). So what in the world are natural stone people doing in Paris, home of avant-garde and haute couture fashion? We were there primarily to start our research for next year’s Perspectives by attending the world’s largest textile show, the rendezvous for more than 50,000 trade visitors coming from 110 countries, but also to soak in as much inspiration, aesthetics, creativity, and culture as we could. We’re curious about how design manifests itself in different disciplines today and passionate about gleaning into the future for what will be relevant tomorrow.
The biannual show unveils Pantone’s color forecast, the season’s stories, and is the place where fashion & design houses go for inspiration, information and to make product selections for the designs we will be seeing on the runways a year or so from now. It’s a myriad of color, texture, pattern and delicious words like Urban Echo, Phosphorus, Feathery Shiver, Cheeky Opulence, Sparkling Nonchalance, and Sullied Smokiness.
It was a high energy, super stimulating and optimistic atmosphere. How does this all translate back to the stone in the Charles Luck portfolio? Check out our current architecture and design forecast, Perspectives and stay tuned for more insights from the show that will ultimately lead to our 2011 forecast.