Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

The bright jewel tones and pastel hues of previous seasons are now giving way to more muted and sophisticated layers of sand, cocoa, oatmeal and taupe.

The jewels and pastels of previous seasons are now giving way to sophisticated layers of sand, cocoa, oatmeal and taupe.

Quietly confident sets of soothing tones create oases of hushed serenity within busy lives. Putty, mushroom and fawn are particularly coming to the fore in workplace design, reflecting a shift away from the relentless activity and insistent colours of the past decade and towards a more concentrated and thoughtful environment.

The mood has a warm outlook, with thoughtfully composed layers of complimentary hushed tones.

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Note Design Studio has created the Focus bench with a sound-absorbing backrest that curves around a semi-circular seat for Swedish brand Zilenzio. The cushioned walls run high up above the wooden bench, creating a quiet alcove. This sense of calm is underlined by the muted terracotta hues of the fabric covers.

Image: Note Design Studio / Zilenzio

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Another fruit of the collaboration between Note Design Studio and Zilenzio is the Kyoto floor screen, which comes in a sandy beige shade. Developed for open plan offices, the modular system is inspired by Japanese tea rooms and connects via magnets so it can be easily rearranged.

Image: Note Design Studio / Zilenzio

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Swedish designers Matti Klenell and Halleroed teamed up and developed Frame, a notice board featuring a magnetic tempered glass board to write on. It’s produced by office accessories brand Lintexa and its wood and glass both come in soft tones of beige and dusty green.

Image: Mikkel Mortensen for Lintex

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Swedish acoustic panels specialist Baux launched the Pulp series designed by Form Us With Love. The panels are made from a new material that’s a mix of wood from fir and pine trees, wheat bran, potato starch and plant wax. The line was presented in clay white, a subtle colour allowing the Origiami-inspired surface structure to be the centre of attention.

Image: Baux

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius has created a new rug for Danish textile brand Kvadrat featuring earthy colours that bleed into each other. The rugs are handmade using the ikat technique, creating irregularities which are balanced with the precision of fine stripes.

Image: Kvadrat

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Hong Kong design studio Lim+Liu developed the Mass daybed for New Works which was presented in an off-white boulcè fabric. The soft material corresponds with the simple form of the design, completing the understated presence of the piece.

Image: New Works

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

This asymmetrical table, a design by Monica Armani, is made from a mixture of recyclable, organic fibres without any resin. Produced by Belgian brand Tribù, the material looks like a natural version of concrete in a light stone grey.

Image: Tribù

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

The Covent bar stool is a design by Arde Design Studio for Danish brand New Works. Featuring a minimalist metal frame with a brass finish, it comes upholstered in a warm eggshell fabric.

Image: New Works

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

Rising Swedish brand Pholc has launched a collection of neatly ribbed pendant lights in sandy tones, created by designer duo Nina Jobs and Stina Sandwall. The elegant metal shades come in four dusty hues which soften the hard material.

Image: Pholc

Beige Shades: subtle hues & sophisticated palettes

BuzziSpace presented BuzziBrack, an architectural room divider system designed by Alain Gilles. The curtains are available in various colourways including a faded mustard and linen white. They also come in different densities so that they are either translucent or block out light.

Image: BuzziSpace


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