What better way to usher in the New Year than with the latest event design trends? To help industry movers and shakers prepare, CORT Events is reflecting on the biggest trends to hit the scene in 2019, and predicting what’s to come in 2020.
Planners can expect Art Deco-inspired furnishings and decor, a growing shift toward eclectic design and even more greenery as the Mediterranean Craft-style continues:
The Power of Art Deco
Haven’t you heard? 2020 is the new 1920. Reminiscent of the early 20th century, event decor and design is returning to classic forms of seating that follow elegant shapes and romantic curves.
By pairing feminine silhouettes with layered geometric patterns, the overall design is dramatic and sophisticated. With this in mind, CORT Events is setting the tone for 2020 with the upcoming launch of its reimagined “Endless Seating” collection, which will feature green velvet channel stitching and new rounded backs and seats.
The new curvy “Endless” seating will also be offered in timeless white vinyl channel stitching to provide a classic clean palette for any color combination to shine.
Other new seating offerings coming soon in 2020 include the green leather Lena chair and the teal velvet Malibu accent chair, both featuring rounded soft shapes to bring sophisticated luxury to event designs.
Look at Eclecticism
The industry saw a burst of eclectic event design in 2019, and the trend is only growing. By incorporating multiple style trends into one design, event planners can help to reinforce diverse lifestyles and tap into a global sensibility.
Largely rooted in Bohemian Chic or Mediterranean Craft, the eclectic look can be achieved by using natural elements such as wood, cane and greenery, lush faux furs, textured fabrics and striking prints inspired by the Mediterranean shores. To add a modern twist, event planners can introduce mixed metals and marble finishes as a contrast to the softer, organic elements. The finished look creates a comfortable easiness that today’s event and meeting attendees crave.
Go with Green Hues
When designing a space, choosing a color scheme is often the first matter of business. Heading into next year, green is the dominant hue as planners look to infuse meetings and events with a sense of health and wellness. Monochromatic designs are especially popular and offer a visually appealing, fresh take on the traditional color spectrum. While green is certainly the key color for 2020, a monochromatic design can be applied with any color, whether you’re looking to use cool shades of blue or vibrant berry tones.
From professional meetings to large-scale events, these top design trends are sure to create a meaningful, sophisticated event experience in 2020. Don’t forget to have some fun and get creative!
Kevin Dana is executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Events. To get a jump start on renting new 2020 products, reach out to your CORT Events representative or visit www.cortevents.com.