Ok gang - here's a few pics (as promised) of my London/Frankfurt Trend Shopping and Ambiente Trip. I've written a report, but I won't bore you! Here are just a few observations and visuals:
Baroque influences are still in shop windows, although it seems as though the focus is shifting to organic shapes and less "laser cut" type precision graphics, patterns and shapes.
White, neutrals, blacks and browns are often accented with organic elements, like shells or twigs. White is big in dinnerware
Shades of green are still big and are accented with blues (particularly turquoise) and purples.
Purple is ranking up to green and ranges from raspberry to plum.
Shapes are soft edged geometric forms, with a nostalgic (almost retro) feel.
Materials are high quality and many items are shinny or reflective.