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Interior design companies gain inspiration from fashion trends

on Monday,May 24,2010 23:05

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Increasingly more interior designers are looking to the fashion runways for inspiration, the Canadian Press reports.

This trend recently prompted Brizo, a faucet manufacturer, to host a panel discussion about fashion, form and function. The event, which featured a speech from New York-based designer Jason Wu, was held at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago.

"It seems all of us, although in different areas of design, look to each other for inspiration," Wu told the news source.

For example, cookware company Le Creuset recently launched a new color collection in a purple shade called cassis after designers noted the recurrence of eggplant shades on the runways. Furthermore, designers from luxury appliance maker Thermador pay attention to trends in jewelry and accessories when devising new range, refrigerator and dishwasher models.

Industry experts say that consumers are likely to be more excited about furnishings and decorations that mimic fashion trends, as they enable them to make statements in their homes in the same way they express themselves through their clothing.

Wu's collections are a modern example of the fusion between different forms of art and design, as he lists photographer Richard Avedon as one of his primary influences on his website.

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