Despite globalisation and the possibilities of modern technology, our view of the world seems to be getting ever narrower. Smart algorithms show us more of what we like, with the result that we end up in a bubble, our tastes pigeonholed. To fight back, we need a more realistic view of the world, in all its colours, smells, opinions, influences, generations and cultures. Goodbye bubble, hello oneness.
IN THE INTERIOR
Inclusive Culture leads to a mixture of influences from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Woven baskets from a community project in Botswana sit alongside a clay pot from the local ceramic studio, both filled with a relaxed array of blooming plants. The result is a cheerful, warm, colourful and varied collection of products from around the world, all with a local, artisan feel. The interior becomes a reflection of a more inclusive society.
There are not many rules here. Highly decorative shapes can be either organic or industrially manufactured, and the colour palette is equally broad. Faded tones are combined with bright and natural colours, with recurring shades of dark orange and rust. Patterns play an important role, and materials can be patterned, printed, woven or braided.
APPLY IT TO FLOWERS
A few simple additions and adjustments will ensure you’re on top of the Inclusive Culture trend. Assemble a collection of handcrafted vases, and create space for uplifting flowers in the house. As for the flowers themselves, they all work well with this trend – it is about inclusivity, after all. In particular, try using the colourful gerbera, anthurium and refined ranunculus.
TAKE A LOOK AT TWO MORE TRENDS
We’d love to see your creations inspired by the Inclusive Culture trend. Share your flower arrangements with us using the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat.