The annual and globally celebrated Design Indaba Conference is soon to return with highly anticipated design and fashion creations. Acclaimed trend forecaster and speaker, Li Edelkoort, will also return to the conference and share her inspiring take on forthcoming trends, cultural appropriation in fashion and curing ‘colourphobia’ in the world of interiors.
Li believes that the focus in the house of the future will be the use of colour and that this taste for colour is just beginning and will grow in the next decade, influencing consumers to become happier.
‘The innate fear in people for using colour is gradually giving in to the joy of manipulating it to transform materials and give life to otherwise forgotten spaces and products. A splash of yellow can wake up a room, a shadow of grey can design a space, a touch of pink can make people smile,’ said Li.
Li’s 2020 forecast will also unveil a contemporary palette of unusual colour ranges, with sophisticated harmonies.
‘In the homes and interiors of the future, colour will impose its new rules and ruffles, thus changing objects by giving them a more vibrant energy. Actually modifying the way we move through space, how we design different rooms and live out a more expressive existence,’ Li added.
The Design Indaba Festival 2019 will take place from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 01 March 2019 and will be held in the Opera House of the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town.
Li’s seminars will take place as follows:
Johannesburg, February 25, 2019
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Cape Town, March 2, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
For more information on the Design Indaba and ticket sales to Li Edelkoort’s seminars visit www.designindaba.com.
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