2022 Event Design Forecast

While we find ourselves in a now-familiar pause of IRL events, we're optimistic that in-person gatherings will reconvene sooner than later. With that in mind, we tapped the team at Taylor Creative to learn about the top furniture and design trends for 2022, providing helpful inspo for event planners working on their spring and summer calendars. Check out the intel below. 

Lounge modular faux sheepskin, Taylor Creative

As events continue to evolve in the face of a global pandemic, we’re seeing designs that take their cue from the world around us. Curved silhouettes, natural, earthy color palettes, and a focus on comfort and sustainability are at the forefront of 2022 trends.

1. Celebrate curves

Plush poufsoversized sofas, and curvy seating pods dial up the maximalist vibe while giving guests the opportunity to spread out and socialize safely. Non-linear designs tap into a youthful, playful aesthetic, providing an escape from everyday austerity.

2. Color, naturally 

Event design is taking cues from Mother Nature with this year’s extensive color palettes. Inspired by nature, we’re seeing everything from soft creams and winter whites to earthy greens and rustic reds – rich, warm hues that remind us to stay grounded in Earth’s majestic beauty. 

3. Touchable textures

Weather the elements with warm textured fabrics: think bouclé and (faux) sheepskin; luxurious velvets and suedes; and supple, buttery soft (faux) leathers. Plush velvet floor cushions pair with oversized seating pods for an event experience guests will remember throughout the year.

4. Outdoor events are here to stay

Guest safety and sanitation will continue to be a priority in 2022. We’ll continue to see individualized seating in addition to larger, more versatile seating pods for guests to interact at their own comfort levels.

5. What sustains us...

By renting instead of buying, you’re not only supporting the upcycle trend, you're prioritizing sustainable processes. Look for more furniture made from regenerative materials like bamboo and rattan as companies continue to lower their carbon footprint.

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