2000s Maximalism and vintage
The fears were great for New Year's Eve 1999, everything from computers to refrigerators was expected to have a technical breakdown at the turn of the millennium, but champagne is flowing like never before. Everyday life is filled with relatiy shows and a headache over which mobile operator or free school to choose. Everything and everyone is available around the clock and the information flow is unlimited through cable television, internet and free newspapers. In terms of style, anti-minimalism and the brand become more important than the product. The most chic is Carrie in Sex and the City. Gucci, Versace and Louis Vuitton receive the highest style points and limited series of designs become collectors' items. Design and home decor are as important as a lifestyle marker as IT garments. And furnishings are traded both at Myrorna or at the fine furniture store.
Pottery by Potter Stefan Andersson
Pears by Frank Larsen, The Artisans
Seed capsule by Pia Ulfendahl, the Craftsmen.
Cloth Axlings Linen.
2010s Sustainability and climate anxiety
Now the craft is back in focus and we want to know more about the items we choose to place in our homes. Who and how it has been produced becomes more important. Another direction is that it is becoming common with Colabs and popular chains that H&M and IKEA choose to collaborate with exclusive designers and offer smaller collections available at reasonable prices.
Porcelain, glass and wood cutlery Merci, a collaboration with the lifestyle shop of the same name in Paris, Serax.
Napkin, Axlings Linen.
The 2020s The future of the future
We can only say today how the 2020s table setting will be described afterwards. What we can see is that sustainability and craftsmanship are still strongly in focus.
The porcelain *, Grace glass, Zoë cutlery, by Ann Demeulemeester for Serax.
Table tablets Afro Art
Coffee cups in paper Cecilia Levy, the Artisans.
Book by George Perec.