Looking at some of the key lifestyle events of this year, including the Milan furniture fair, the London design week and High Point in the US some clear global trends are evident, as are the differences between these markets.

The 20th Century brought us revolutions in manufacturing processes, a wealth of man made materials and commodities, and more recently an abundance of information and inter-connectivity with the use of on-line mobile devices.

We are reaching a tipping point as these commodities and devices start to have adverse effects on our environment and start to take over our experiences, rather than enhance them.
The reaction to this is an “environmental consciousness” and the appreciation of what the environment can give us, known as biophilia.

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