Last week, readers started up a fun visual discussion board feed we hope continues to get some submissions from you guys. The discussion circles around today's style trends: What are you noticing popping up again and again in the visual presentation of products? Core77-er VanDeBar starts off the conversation, writing:
"I thought it could be interesting to have a general discussion of the current styling trends whatever the design field. I'd love to ear what everyone from diverse fields have to say on the subject. Showing examples would be nice.
Whether you are from transportation, housewares, softgoods or electronics let's get the ball rolling!"
So far, we've seen several interesting insights; some general while others get quite specific.
VanDeBar kicks it off with a few different call-outs: one being designer's current nostalgia for vintage. Be it mason jars, cast-iron pans or throwbacks to design classics like Leica's M9 rangefinder digital camera, designers are clearly finding inspiration in original sources.
He also got further into the details, noting elements like surface textures on electronics as well as strong chamfers that can be seen on objects ranging from micro (a Bluetooth earpiece) to macro (car tail lights and spoilers).
Resource alert: user Brian_Donlin also pointed out a great website we had yet to frequent until now called AWOL Trends that delves into this very subject and provides visual insights to trends going on in the design world today.
But we want to know: what are you seeing as big visual trends designers are keying into today? Do you have any predictions for how styles might evolve over 2017 and beyond? We're eager to hear, so share your images and comments below!
You can also read the full discussion and contribute to the original discussion board thread here.