Looking back at 2015

This was undoubtedly an eventful year for the world of color and design. Vibrant and vintage colors, hi-tech fashion themes and retro furniture were among some of the trends that dominated. Some of our favorite trends of the year included:

Heyday design

Architects and designers continued to be enamored with 1950s charm with heritage style being interpreted in new and authentic ways throughout the year.

Futuristic design

Fashion forward designs that embraced technology, bright colors and 3D textures – outspoken silver boots … acrylic neckties – nothing was off limits in 2015.

Bringing the outdoors in

All things natural, aged, rustic and weathered were “in”. An increasing focus on eco-friendly, sustainable design, rustic elegance was on trend during 2015.

Among our products, LuciteLux® Frost acrylic remained in the spotlight. Specified into many and varied retail, hospitality and interiors projects, it was also the material of choice for a custom home installation, “Louvers by Design” in San Diego, California. In addition to winning last year’s JUST IMAGINE Awards (JIA), “Louvers by Design” won first place in the prestigious IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition, held earlier this fall.

From the signage and decorative shards to cuffs, necklaces and artwork, LuciteLux® acrylic was in abundance at the Alexis Bittar 25th anniversary event held during New York Fashion Week in February. Bittar is among the most passionate advocates for our material and its use in everything from jewelry and visual merchandising to furniture and architecture. Helping celebrate his anniversary was a definite highlight of 2015 for all of us at LuciteLux®.

The year ends with the successful culmination of our third annual JIA. “Crossing Signal Mosaic”, a light sculpture installation in Emeryville, California, featuring LuciteLux® Spectrum in Opal White acrylic, was announced the 2015 JIA winner.

Entering 2016, we look forward to celebrating our material’s 80th anniversary and finding new ways of working with designers, specifiers and fabricators as we expand the use of our versatile product line together.