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An example of "trash luxe," which will hit big in 2009 according to the IMM Cologne Trendboard

October 22, 2008. Every year, in anticipation of IMM Cologne, the fair’s organizers choose a team of experts to investigate and identify upcoming design trends for the following year. This summers Trendboard included Arik Levy. Stephen Burks, Eero Koivisto, Giulio Ridolfo, and Marcus Fairs, who categorized their findings into four fundamental forecasts for 2009. The findings predictably included plenty of snappy references to ecological issues—"Deco to eco," "saving the planet in style"—but the most intriguing proposition was the rise of "trash luxe," where designers will supposedly take to the streets to salvage raw materials for their work. Judge for yourself by downloading the Interior Trends 2009 publication right here. The 2009 IMM Cologne fair will be held from January 19-25. imm-cologne.com

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