Paperworld Trend Show and Trends 2018/19

The Paperworld Trends Show show innovative solutions for the workplace of tomorrow and trailblazing life-style trends for school, for gifts, packaging and celebrating. The combination of ‘The visionary office’ and ‘The stationery trends’ is also reflected in the Paperworld Trends for 2017/18 . So the name of the Office trend is Work + Challenge and Stationery Trends include Minimal + Excellent and Spirit + Ambition.

Paperworld Trend Show

Guided tour through the Paperworld Trend Show 2018

Paperworld trends presents pioneering lifestyle trends and innovative solutions for tomorrow's workplace. For this purpose, developments in the areas of fashion and architecture as well as product and furniture design were used and transferred to the stationery industry. The Paperworld trend show provides you with valuable ideas for your product selection and shop design.

Design consultants bora.herke.palmisano staged the trends of 2018/19 with products from selected exhibitors at the Paperworld trend show.

Where?: Hall Foyer 5.1/6.1

Image gallery: Trend Show 2018

Designers Cem Bora, Claudia Herke and Annetta Palmisano vom Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano
Designers Cem Bora, Claudia Herke and Annetta Palmisano from the design studio bora.herke

Designers Cem Bora, Claudia Herke and Annetta Palmisano from the design studio bora.herke analyse international trends in fashion and art, interiors and lifestyle.
In the Paperworld Trend Show and in the Trend Brochure, they illustrate the stylistic currents of the coming season in an approachable and market-related way.

Paperworld Trends 2018/19


Work + Challenge

Paperworld Trend 2018/19: Work + Challenge (interprets the workplace as a comfortably relaxed holistic concept)
Heldu, Design by Iratzoki & Lizaso for Alki, Illustration by Cem Bora / Workman long by e+m Holzprodukte / Commune, Design by Joel Karlsson for Mitab / Mono business by JuliFoli / Team privat, Design by Peter van de Water for Cascando / Heldu, Design by Iratzoki & Lizaso for Alki, Photo: Mito

When it comes to the ‘Work + Challenge’ trend, the clue is in the name. The main idea to be demonstrated here is how high-tech, changing expectations of cooperative working and comfort combine in the overall concept.

The trend appeals with its modern look and changes the office into a harmonious working environment, using the product range for commercial office requisites. In this changing workaday world, furniture and products must meet growing demands in terms of both aesthetics and user-friendliness.


Spirit + Ambition

Paperworld Trend 2018/19: Spirit + Ambition (Brings dynamic aspects into the modern home office)
Palmblad by Sarah Corynen / Horizon notebook by Hay / Noomoon strap by Layer / Typography by bhp / Passenger backpack by Nava / Pin racket by Redfries

Lively and sporty, the ‘Spirit + Ambition’ trend supports the search for new inspiration. In this stylistic scenario, digital meets analogue. This style is inspired by both the latest workwear and streetwear, as well as by young artists and technological innovations.

Workspaces in the home are transformed with line drawings, an inventive use of lettering and strong colours into a creative, artistic home office, which creates space for more individuality. The contrasting colours and diverse materials bring with them a revolt against a purely goal-driven rationality in the working environment.

Minimal + Excellent

Paperworld Trend 2018/19: Minimal + Excellent (Reduces the office to an exclusive clean-lined elegance)
Illustration by Cem Bora / EL-8 open back headphone by Audeze / Cartoonist desk, Design by Nedo for Yusei Matsui; Photo: Akihiro Yoshida / Kaweco special fountain pen black, anodized aluminium by Kaweco / Sartorial document case slim by Montblanc / Hand engraved card + envelopes by Pineider

Minimal + Excellent’ presents a reductionist, modern elegance: it is a trend that is marked by high expectations of the functionality and quality of the products used, with a focus, too, on design and workmanship.

The colours chosen fit in with this classic trend, which oozes quality: dark shades, including black, dark blue and moss green, combined with gold, nickel and silver are centre-stage here and create the sense of an exclusive space in the home office. This impression is enhanced still further by the architectural clarity of the shapes and furnishings, as well as by the use of the latest technologies

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