The Morris Project, with clients in London & New York, forecasts 5 big trends in Interior Design for 2022

Mid Century Modern will continue to influence design but now with more focus on the chrome accents from chairs to lighting. Art Deco will provide fresh inspiration, connected to the jubilant feeling coming out of the pandemic and a desire to re-engage with art and culture. The importance of thinking sustainably will continue to grow as a younger generations demands more from their employees and community.

Amy Morris of The Morris Project has had a innate ability to be at the front of design evolution, influencing Brooklyn design in 2014 by presenting one of the first light bright café designs after a decade of barn wood, brick and edison bulbs blanketed local cafes.

The Morris Project is a multi-award winning design studio for restaurants, hotels, and consumer products, and is a recipient of the highest accolade in restaurant design, the prestigious James Beard for Outstanding Restaurant Design and many other awards.

Amy Morris, Founder, The Morris Project, said; “After an isolating pandemic with much time spent at home, restricted travel and raised anxieties about health and finances, we are going to witness a swing to a celebration of life, culture and access.

The 5 biggest trends for Spring/Summer 22 in Interior Design:

  1. Original Up & Coming Artists: Celebrating art & culture, designers will look to work with young talent who connect with the ethos of the spaces being created. At Twenty Two Bishopsgate we commissioned Artist, Sinta Tantra to create work that stretched across seven arches. Sinta Tantra’s immersive site-specific installation, Illuminated (2021) frames the central social space of the building. The work draws inspiration from the rich history of the City of London to inform a contemporary reading of this dynamic new public space. A careful composition of geometric forms suspended in a formal tension creates a sense of harmony and balance, echoing the ethos of wellbeing and creative exchange at the heart of Twentytwo.
  2. Art Deco: Coming out of pandemic we’ll see a vibrant roaring 20’s feeling and with that a move toward art décor influences. This will be expressed in lighting, wall paper patterns, colours and furniture.
  3. Chrome Detail: Mid-century will remain an influence but chrome pieces are playing a bigger role. There has been a resurgence in popularity of USM modular chrome pieces. USM was developed in the 60’s and is having a resurgence. USM has been a stable in homes that want something stylish but also sustainable. The Morris Project is the first to use it in restaurant design.
  4. Checkerboard: Black and white checkerboard pattern has been popular through time from the Victorian-era cement checkerboard tile floors to The Memphis Movement started by Ettore Sottsass in the 80s and in popular culture of skateboards. We’ll continue to see this pattern take form in new ways.
  5. Textured Plaster: Plaster brings warmth to a room and is always a popular material. Lately you are seeing more textured plaster, from combed to basket weave, to add texture to a neutral colour/room.

For further information, high resolution imagery, and interviews with Amy Morris please contact Helen Trevorrow or Vicky Hague at Green Row on 0794 000 91138 or email [email protected] .