These are the top design items from 2019 and 2020 trends
With a new year ahead, it is time for a retrospective and a look ahead. Whoppah, the first-class marketplace for second-hand design, lists the most sought-after design items from 2019 and makes a prediction of interior trends in 2020.
- The Togo by Ligne Roset is the absolute number one. This mid-century modern design by Michel Ducaroy from 1973 was one of the first sofas with a frame made entirely of foam. The more than 49 old design was loved this year in bright colors such as pink and orange.
- Artifort's Penguin is on two. The Dutch Artifort that stands for Art and Comfort has been in existence for more than 100 years. In 1953 the company made a switch from classic wooden furniture to innovative modern design with the Pinguin designed by Theo Ruth. This iconic Pinguin armchair is reminiscent of a penguin because of the armrests and is very popular.
- Thonet's rocking chair is in third place. One of the oldest designs. The chair was first shown to an international audience at the International Exhibition (1862) in London and re-released in 2009. This design makes an elegant impression through its infinite loop in the curved frame and is an example of classic vintage design that was very much on-trend this year.
- The Panthella table lamp by Louis Poulsen in fourth place is one of the most popular products designed by Verner Panton. Panton wanted to make a lamp in which the base and the shade serve as reflectors and the trumpet base contributes to the distribution of the light. The Danish classic from 1971 is still popular.
- Vintage Hollywood Regency coffee tables are in fifth place. Glamour, gold and dark glass are the hallmarks of these glamorous classics that came back in many interiors this year.
THE COMEBACK OF 1920 IN 2020
In the coming year it's all about Art Deco. This style first appeared in France just before the First World War and is a style that influenced buildings, such as the Chrysler building, to fashion. The luxury and glamour with bold geometric shapes and patterns and rich materials is increasingly finding its way into the Dutch living room.