Many things can influence trends – fashion, the economy, politics, social issues, new technology and even movies or television shows. For example, the television series “Mad Men” strongly influenced the mid-century furniture revival.

For 2018, the major influences will be socially, politically and technologically driven. We are experiencing great social unrest with many displaced people due to war, random terror attacks in commonplace areas and equality issues in relation to gender and ethnicity taking centre stage.

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by Judith Briggs | SOURCEABLE