According to WGSN, in 2024 there will be materials that will define the textile and interior design industry, as they will bring a total change towards products and spaces that are more expressive, innovative, regenerative, authentic, cultural and historical. Key materials for interior spaces this year are conservation, historic textiles, artisanal harvesting, refined biomaterials, 3D printing, metals, regenerative glass, paper and cardboard, and tactile and welcoming surfaces.

  1. Conservation: Referring to the reuse of materials to create new ones, that is, the circularity of waste will be used to transform and build new quality materials from them. Since we want to reduce carbon emissions, we will innovate by finding new products and uses for existing materials such as plastic, textiles, glass, among others. For example, leftover fabric will be reused to upholster new items or even the creation of bioplastic to replace conventional plastic will be one of the materials that experts in the field will bet on.

  2. Historical Textiles: Using textiles from different origins to add a historical narrative to certain items and interior spaces will be essential this year, especially for mosaics and tapestries. You will notice a lot of denim reused to upholster products with artisanal methods such as patchwork or boro, a very old Japanese technique. This type of procedure will give quality designs and visual appeal to certain items, especially for cushions, rugs, chairs, armchairs, etc.

  3. Artisanal harvest: Materials grown from grasses, wood and reeds are one of the materials that have been experimented to implement in lighting, upholstery accessories, among other different, regenerative and sustainable products.

  4. Refined biomaterials: Biodesign will be reflected in the coming years, as more and more attempts are made to replace harmful materials and processes with circular and toxin-free alternatives. Mycelium, salt, eggs, algae, among other materials, will come to the fore to create items from these raw materials without contaminating as much as others.

  5. 3D printing: For household items, 3D printing is one of the biggest trends of the moment, since being such a precise and ornate technique produces several design possibilities. Many people have been using this to interpret traditional craftsmanship and ancient aesthetics to create new products, but in a contemporary way. Thanks to this, it has been possible to print walls, decorations, chairs and even using plastic waste it has been possible to obtain ornamental textures.

  6. Industrial to artisanal metals: Use everyday or industrial metals as decorative motifs or coatings with unexpected shapes and striking finishes. These materials are reused to create new ones with different dimensions, shapes and functions.

  7. Paper and cardboard: These two materials have been used in innovative industrial applications, since they are very easy to pigment and are regenerative with thermal insulation. They have been used as low-impact materials mainly for furniture and lighting.

  8. Cozy surfaces: For both products and furniture, designs with soft surfaces, upholstered with padding, undulating and highly tactile shapes will be eye-catching objects that stand out in spaces, tabletop accessories or decorations.

    Author | Jimena Chavez
    "This information is for reference only, to obtain precise details about the use, qualities and care of our products, it is necessary to consult directly with your seller before making a purchase or receiving recommendations."

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