Trend spring 2018: Knots

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It’s always interesting to see how trends develop, come and go. Knots have been around for a while now, but they were never named a trend in themselves before this spring.

So let’s see how to bring them home!

Knots mood board: a selection of furniture and accessories.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Fashion inspiration: Claudia Li (opened in a new window/tab)

One cannot say knots without saying macramé. And macramé confirms its massive presence in the spring-summer collections by Maisons du Monde. Their Hacienda collection is a triumph of bohemian-exotic vibes that feel so camping-on-the-beach!

Hanging macramé, by Maisons du Monde.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Maisons du Monde (opened in a new window/tab)

And talking about summer, what to say about this bright yellow lamp? Handmade by Home Design Italia Lab, it catches the eye with its simple yet original aesthetic.

Bulb pendant light with cable covered by tressed yellow fabric and knotted, by Home Design Italia Lab.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Home Design Italia Lab (opened in a new window/tab)

Knots, summer…it all feels very beachy. And a beachy interior would be the perfect location for this rope door stop by Zara Home or the door mat by Artsy.

Rope knotted door stop, by Zara Home.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Zara Home (opened in a new window/tab)
Rope door mat, by Artsy.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Artsy (Amara (opened in a new window/tab))

But knots can also have a more elegant feel to them.

Take this stool. Its flat woven surface and thin legs give it a modern and clean look. Inspired by Nordic weaving techniques, Kuto (this is how it’s called), is named after the Finnish word “kutoa”, which indeed means “to weave”.

Stool with wool knotted seat and thin metal legs, by Kumeko Design.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Kumeko Design (opened in a new window/tab)

Zara Home is having quite a big collection of door knobs. These ones – made of mango tree wood and jute woven together – bring in the knot feature in a refined way. Great option to personalise a simple furniture piece!

Knotted door knob, by Zara Home.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Zara Home (opened in a new window/tab)

Personally, I love when knots are created out of strong materials, like wood.

And this console table, with its simple lines and this spectacular knot feature, would definitely give a great identity to any room!

Console table with knot leg, by Kino Guerin.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Kino Guerin (opened in a new window/tab)

Which products did you like the most, rustic-nautical style or more refined?

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