Welcome to Future Thinkers.

We are students from the study Trend research and Concept creation at Fontys. Every year a selected group of students have the opportunity to do extra projects. As part of these projects they research trends and give you a view of our profession. 

February 11, 2020

FURNITURE RE-DONE

Visual artists and their work are interesting to follow since they often detect and visualize what’s going on in society. Markus Friedrich Staab created a collection of customized furniture with playful designs that represent our trend ‘Unchain the Reb...

February 10, 2020

PLAY AROUND

Life is a playground, according to German designer Nikolas Miranda. Sustaining this message, he created Mayamot.

Mayamot is a lamp made out of different compartments, adjustable to your likings. The motto of the design is ‘Enlighten your inner child’ which w...

February 10, 2020

​  BEAUTIFUL MESS

Every (bed)room has a chair who ends up covered with a pile of clothes; worn but not quite ready to be washed yet. Marie Radke created a solution for this common occurrence with her furniture series ‘Familie Hempel’.

The series consists of four pieces:...

February 10, 2020

INTO THE MOULD

What is a better way of integrating nature into your home than placing glassware inspired and mold out of a tree trunk’s core into it? Product designer Samuel Reis used this ideology to create Cerne, which is Portuguese for ‘core’.

The Cerne collection con...

ZEN IN

Whenever you get home from a long, exhausting day of work, the first thing you want to do is  relax. Unfortunately, often you leave a chaos to enter one. You have to cook a meal, maybe clean up your place or have any other commitments that won’t allow you to rela...

February 10, 2020

PASQUA - Olive oil poured from the branch

If you want to get inspired by beautiful handmade Italian glass collections, you should look at Industria Vetraria Valdarnese (IVV).

IVV was founded by a group of master glassmakers in the heart of Tuscany. It grew to become one...

February 8, 2020

We proudly present to you the Trend Book that we, the Future Thinkers team of 2019/2020, made for Ambiente fair 2020. Within the book you can find five trends that resulted from our research: Radical Escape, Unchain the Rebel, Human Mimicry, Interwoven and Bypass the S...

October 25, 2019

Guiding Environment

One of the trends that came out of the trend research we have conducted over the past two months is ‘’In Control’’. In the current day and age people feel like they are losing control over multiple aspects in their lives, this loss of control creates...

October 24, 2019

A plant in the wrong place

When friends and family invite you to dinner flowers are considered an appropriate gift. You go to a flower shop and purchase a beautiful bouquet of flowers that were grown solely for that purpose. Why do we buy flowers in a shop when we could...

October 23, 2019

Sevenclicks

In the last weeks we have researched changes in values and needs in society, also known as trends. One of these trends is Copycat Identity. This trend shows how humans want to be unique, have their ‘own’ identity and express their true selves. In order to do...

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