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S&F Conducts Study on 2020 Design Trends for 1stdibs

Updated: Jan 27


1stdibs, the leading global marketplace for vintage, antique and contemporary design, has posted the results of its annual Interior Designer Trends Survey, completed by hundreds of interior designers around the world. The data reflect the tastes of design experts, informing the industry and consumers of the interior trends we will see in 2020. The findings indicate a focus on creating one-of-a-kind spaces through the use of unique, antique or customized products; a growing preference for sourcing items from local artisans and makers; green as the most on-trend color of the year; nature motifs; and an increase in the use of digital platforms for furniture purchases.

“Our partnership with 50,000 of the world's top interior designers allows us to share the noteworthy trends anticipated for the coming year,”said Sarah Liebel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Trade at 1stdibs. Survey responses indicate that clients want spaces that showcase unique designs. A majority of designers (55%) expect to source more artisanal and one-of-a-kind pieces in 2020, up from 49% the previous year.

Designers are increasingly using digital tools to discover pieces for their clients, and more than half (56%) say that their purchases were made online last year, compared versus 44% in stores or galleries. In addition, approximately half (49%) of designers say they shop/scan for items on Instagram.

Since 2017 Surveys & Forecasts, LLC has conducted this ground-breaking trends report for 1stdibs. S&F is full-service strategic research consultancy based in Norwalk, CT, and for this research conducted 700+ online interviews in Q4'19 with interior designers who are part of the 1stdibs Trade Program.


For more info on the findings, read the full press release here, or visit 1stdibs.


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