Lidewij Edelkoort ,a trend forecaster, curator, publisher and educator focuses on grey at her Trend Tablet, a social media platform for trends. She explains: “Grey was going to be the shade of the 21st Century until mutual global aggression made us regress to black and white; the “you are with us or against us” rhetoric.
With a strong feeling of political, economic, ecological and humanistic failure, a growing need to go back to grey, to consensus, osmosis, blending and cross-fertilisation starts to invade the political arena, financial markets, social issues and our own families and households. A true need for consensus is felt. Or should I say an urge for consensus?”
Variations in grey are put into visuals under industry, textile, fashion, interiors, culture and politics.
I greatly admire Edelkoort’s process and analysis to spot trends in an intrinsic manner with an open and futuristic eye to gather information, locate materials, figures, motifs, patterns and colors and innovate the way we see the world around us.
to read more and see images: Trend Tablet