The beginning of 2017 marks a new year for trends in the interior design world, but it’s also a time to reflect on the past year’s interior trends. This month, Inex takes a look at a collaboration between global interior trade network eporta and renowned, leading trend service WGSN, which has revealed what trends were popular throughout the industry during the past year. From ‘the most searched for’ materials and products to lights and themes, eporta and WGSN expose what was big in 2016 and what trends may be here to stay for the year ahead. Turn to page 14 to find out more.

Another trend that appears to be a non-mover for 2017 is copper. In this issue, the Copper Development Association – a Copper Alliance member – explains where our longstanding admiration of this leading material has stemmed from and why numerous design studios are opting to use this dominant metal in furniture design. Boasting numerous advantages, copper can offer a hygiene boost and attribute to ‘green’ design. To find out more on this popular red metal, turn to page 32.

Elsewhere in this issue, Mayfair’s latest bar offering, MNKY HSE, opens its doors to stage a vibrant blend of London funk and Latin spirit in this opulent area of London, Fromental reveals how its high-end wallpaper design has provided the perfect environment for a wedding function space at Macau’s Ritz-Carlton, and Bemz – known for its designer covers for IKEA furniture – explains the importance of using recycled products in interior schemes.

I hope you enjoy this edition. Don’t forget, you can also access all of Inex’s features and product inspiration at your fingertips via the magazine’s state-of-the-art app. To download your version free of charge, simply search ‘Inexonline’ on the App Store or Google play.

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