January is a truly exciting month for La Tavola not only because it is the start of a new year, but it is also the time when we go abroad to discover brand new trends and fabrics. . . all the way around the globe! Owners Herb and Betsy Stone will attend Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, as well as textile shows in Belgium, and get an insider’s look on the upcoming styles for 2010/11. There, they will select new fabrics for our very own collection so we can bring them to you!
As our private lives become increasingly public through the vast and growing networks of technology, the need for a sense of privacy and inner values is emerging. This trend encompasses a worn-out look that is used for modern finishes and “takes pleasure in turning the relationship between old and new, genuine and copy on its head, creating a mysterious fantasy atmosphere. The rediscovered freedom of creativity is shown by contrasting materials like transparent, coloured plastic and classic borders and trimmings.”
This trend is especially fun to employ, with its stimulation of spontaneity and naive pictoral designs, which create a striking and bold forms. It also incorporates neutral tones with bright, contemporary colors, while “a variety of patterns from different cultures reflect the universal language.”