Mid-century, Live Edge, and Epoxy: the Upcoming Trends of 2020

September 17th, 2019 Blog

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No matter how well-versed you are regarding the latest trends in interior design, it can help to take in as much information as possible before buying new furniture. After all, speculating about the upcoming potential popularity of different styles is a difficult business for even the most knowledgeable industry experts. For those who are able to see what people have been most interested in buying recently, however, they get a little easier.

 

Following the Trends

 

In the world of hand crafted natural wood furniture and interior design, there are two currents that most trends tend to follow. People either tend to be attracted to a classic vintage look or else they flock towards something entirely new. No matter what the trends dictate, when it comes to furniture, there are always a few features that must be present:

 

  • Beautiful Style
  • Functional Design
  • Well-crafted

 

In deciding on any new design that is available here at Woodcraft, it is of the utmost importance that each of these qualities is present in every item. That said, here are a few of the currently popular styles that are guaranteed to continue to generate interest in the upcoming year.

 

 

Midcentury

 

Midcentury modernist design has been in fashion for well over a decade now. The revitalization of interest in that particular period was partly generated by the popularity of the historical television drama, Madmen, but never seemed to wane after that show was finished.

 

For a quintessential example, you can view one of our most popular midcentury designs: the Victoria Sideboard. This item is special because it enhances the construction techniques of the period by introducing contemporary craftsmanship to a vintage piece.

 

Epoxy Fill

 

Perhaps the most contemporary and most recent new trend are pieces that blend a live edge finish with epoxy fill. While mixed materials have always made popular statement pieces, the ability of epoxy fill to either show off elements of the wood with a clear epoxy or to complement it with vivid colour is stunning. Just imagine how stunning reclaimed barn wood tables would look with an epoxy element alongside them.

 

Two of our most popular items in this series include the Waterfall Resin Coffee Table and the Coastal Sofa Table. If you are interested in these or any of the style mentioned above, don’t hesitate to reach out today for more information.

 

Live Edge

 

If you aren’t familiar with the term “live edge,” it refers to any style that integrates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece of furniture. The result is a striking blend of natural texture and formally crafted elements. Live edge furniture has become enormously popular in recent years.

 

Here at Woodcraft, there are several fine examples of live edge work available for order. The Upcycled Industrial Leg Live Edge Table, however, stands out prominently due to its striking contrast between the natural and industrial elements.

If you’re in the market for new furniture, the most important thing you can decide is to buy items that are quality made with solid wood. After that, just follow the latest fashions and decide what style suits you best.

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