Autumn Fair was great! What Spring Fair’s little sister lacks in size it makes up for in ideas & inspiration (and enthusiasm). Each year we are amazed at the thought, hard work and dedication that goes in to creating so many stand-out stands!
As the masters of retail display & Point of Sale display we use Autumn Fair as a guide to what’s hot in the world of display. So here are some of our favourite things from this year’s exhibition.
- There’s a whole load of faking going on
Faux plants are everywhere this year. We’ve been using then in lots of interior displays and this years Autumn Fair confirmed this a definite trend for 2019. There seems to be no end to the types of faux plants and flowers on offer – so realistic, so colourful and such a great finishing touch to the display of lots of different products.
- Rustic Renaissance
Perhaps it’s a concern for the environment, perhaps its another retro trend or perhaps its just because it simply looks so good, but the rustic look is in and everywhere. From subtle display touches to all over concepts, rustic displays are adding a touch of Arcadian elegance to lots of different window & interior displays.
- Deep and Warm & Hot
Following on from the above, the hot colour trends for the season are deep earthy tones. This palette adds warmth and richness to any interior or display, creating an aura of calm and connecting with the customer on an organic way. Use in blocks or add subtle touches of these tones through fabric, paint or products used.
- Down Mexico Way
Again, not unconnected with the above two trends for the organic & authentic Mexican-inspired designs are also much in evidence. From the wisdom of Mayan civilization to Freda Khalo modernism Mexico offers a rich colour palette and patterning that simply inspires eye-catching displays.
- Black is where its at
Has white become passé? After so many years of high gloss, high sheen clean cut white displays, display may be shifting in the opposite direction and embracing the black. Again the look is more low-fi than ultra slick with a strong use of matts and low sheen finishes that seem to work well with lots of product ranges – from low tech & organic to hi-tech & funky.
Were you at Autumn Fair as an visitor or exhibitor? Do you agree with us or did you spot some other display trends? Was the Fair worth attending? We’d love to read your take on the event.