Housewares TrendHive is an exclusive video series created for HomePage News by Tom Mirabile, founder of Springboard Futures and consumer trend forecaster for the International Housewares Association and HomePage News.
This installment of Housewares TrendHive spotlights Into the Woods, which shows how wood is reborn into fresh fashion, form and function for 2023 and beyond. Trends collide with counter trends: lighter woods in beech, ash, maple and pine wrestle darker walnut, cherry and teak for dominance. Creative collaborations of light and dark woods create one-of-a-kind patterning from patchwork to parquet.
Folded into this trend is an enduring attraction to the wabi-sabi aesthetic which finds beauty in the simple, imperfect and impermanent. Craftsmanship creates objects which celebrate natural materials and the forces which forged them. For all this, true natural woods still make room for artistic interpretations. Home décor and serveware of patterned pressed glass sets sit alongside stylized prints and textures on ceramic, melamine and steel.