There are a number of major design trends capturing the headlines at the moment, including the Scandinavian wave, industrial and vintage design and the bohemian shabby chic look.
All of these movements are well represented at PIB Home - a veritable treasure trove of furniture, accessories, light fixtures and outdoor tables and chairs.
The popularity of industrial designs resides in their simplicity and the way in which they wear the ‘distressed’ look so well. Aesthetically-speaking, the industrial look is about more than just ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ – its beauty comes from its sheer practicality, as displayed by this TV console.
PIB-home also betrays its French origins with this original wine bottle carrier design…
The centre of the design world’s gravity is always shifting, but for now, in homeware and furniture at least, it seems to have moved from France to more northern climes. As we can see at http://www.pib-home.co.uk/scandinavian/, this is largely thanks to the Scandinavian genius for creating understated designs that complement rather than dominate your rooms.
This region’s harsh natural environment has been the principal driving force behind the development of a strong culture of hospitality in Scandinavia. As in so many countries, this revolves around both food and drink.
Here we see how Scandinavian design has taken up the challenge of the northern winter, both in the simple lines and strong colours of these beaker-style cups…
…and in the vigorous, organic curves of this occasional table.