Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features

Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features

The designer wardrobe has been revamped and the latest Italian collection is a melting pot of texture, colour and luxurious detail enveloped in the concept of discreet elegance. Here’s what’s on trend for 2020 and the future of custom wardrobe design.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In Studio Italia’s showroom in Auckland, the beautiful and the boldy bespoke are on display; visions of what is arguably the most striking new wardrobe collection available in New Zealand.   

The new installation is made up of wardrobes from the latest collection by Italian designers Poliform; each of which is entirely customisable with designers and clients able to create their own wardrobe ‘rooms’ specifically designed for the tastes and requirements of individuals.                                                                                                                               

While bespoke wardrobe design isn’t new, what is new is the rich array of colour, texture and finish that underpins the collection. “The materials in particular are completely unique in New Zealand,” Studio Italia’s Kady Ward says. “Poliform has focused decidedly on the concept of freedom in their latest collection, across both open/walk-in wardrobes and closed closets, with an exclusive colour and material palette that is informing the trends for the year ahead. 

“There is a real shift in the concept of the wardrobe itself, with what used to be primarily a storage area becoming a room of its own; a room integrated into the bedroom space yet decidedly separate. Wardrobes are larger, more convivial spaces. The contemporary wardrobe is beautiful, big and intricate in design. It is personalised and represents the owner’s sense of style and design; it is a space designed to spend time in that incorporates clever storage solutions for clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.”

The top five wardrobe design trends for 2020

1. Suspended cabinetry

The integration of suspended cabinetry is at the forefront of custom wardrobe design in 2020 with make up tables, writing desks and mirrors central features, Kady says. “These elements make wardrobes intensely personal spaces; small rooms designed with the intention of longer periods of time being spent in them.”

2. Metallics and textural finishes

Metallics are possibly not the first thought when it comes to the wardrobe, but they’re at the top of design trends this year - in both colour and finish. “Champagne metal, for example, offers a beautifully soft colour that draws a lovely element of luxury into the wardrobe.” Finishes have further evolved to include textured surfaces for all elements available in the collections.

A Poliform wardrobe by Studio Italia.
A Poliform wardrobe by Studio Italia.

3. Leather-upholstered drawers

Leather is another frontrunner in luxury wardrobe trends this year, with the latest Poliform collection featuring the material heavily. “We’re seeing it on interior and exterior surfaces like hanging rails and drawer accessories,” Kady says. “Leather is part of a clear move towards tactile, textural finishes in the wardrobe.”

4. Tinted glass

The use of tinted and textured glass creates another layer of materiality. “It works nicely in conjunction with some of the other new materials and tones including cream and beige hues. We’re also seeing some beautiful darker tones in the palette with rich, deep metal lacquers and veneers.”

5. Integrated lighting technology

Compositional freedom is a central part of the modern wardrobe and a defining feature of the latest Poliform collection. “Within that freedom though, is the ability for future compositional changes and versatility of design to suit changing needs, and that’s something where innovation is crucial especially in terms of lighting.  

“In 2020, the concealed wireless lighting system is a real change for us with the new Poliform collection. This clever system uses electrified vertical channels which allows for the integration of different configurations over time if needs change, without the need for additional wiring systems.” Kady says. “This has also furthered our capability to add lighting inside drawers to further enhance every experience.”  

Poliform wardrobes are available exclusively in New Zealand from Studio Italia, which offers an in-house consultation and design service to take you from concept to reality and completion by a team of professional installers.  

Find out more about the latest in wardrobe design and the latest Poliform collection. 

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Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features
Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features

Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features

The designer wardrobe has been revamped and the latest Italian collection is a melting pot of texture, colour and luxurious detail enveloped in the concept of discreet elegance. Here’s what’s on trend for 2020 and the future of custom wardrobe design.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In Studio Italia’s showroom in Auckland, the beautiful and the boldy bespoke are on display; visions of what is arguably the most striking new wardrobe collection available in New Zealand.   

The new installation is made up of wardrobes from the latest collection by Italian designers Poliform; each of which is entirely customisable with designers and clients able to create their own wardrobe ‘rooms’ specifically designed for the tastes and requirements of individuals.                                                                                                                               

While bespoke wardrobe design isn’t new, what is new is the rich array of colour, texture and finish that underpins the collection. “The materials in particular are completely unique in New Zealand,” Studio Italia’s Kady Ward says. “Poliform has focused decidedly on the concept of freedom in their latest collection, across both open/walk-in wardrobes and closed closets, with an exclusive colour and material palette that is informing the trends for the year ahead. 

“There is a real shift in the concept of the wardrobe itself, with what used to be primarily a storage area becoming a room of its own; a room integrated into the bedroom space yet decidedly separate. Wardrobes are larger, more convivial spaces. The contemporary wardrobe is beautiful, big and intricate in design. It is personalised and represents the owner’s sense of style and design; it is a space designed to spend time in that incorporates clever storage solutions for clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.”

The top five wardrobe design trends for 2020

1. Suspended cabinetry

The integration of suspended cabinetry is at the forefront of custom wardrobe design in 2020 with make up tables, writing desks and mirrors central features, Kady says. “These elements make wardrobes intensely personal spaces; small rooms designed with the intention of longer periods of time being spent in them.”

2. Metallics and textural finishes

Metallics are possibly not the first thought when it comes to the wardrobe, but they’re at the top of design trends this year - in both colour and finish. “Champagne metal, for example, offers a beautifully soft colour that draws a lovely element of luxury into the wardrobe.” Finishes have further evolved to include textured surfaces for all elements available in the collections.

A Poliform wardrobe by Studio Italia.
A Poliform wardrobe by Studio Italia.

3. Leather-upholstered drawers

Leather is another frontrunner in luxury wardrobe trends this year, with the latest Poliform collection featuring the material heavily. “We’re seeing it on interior and exterior surfaces like hanging rails and drawer accessories,” Kady says. “Leather is part of a clear move towards tactile, textural finishes in the wardrobe.”

4. Tinted glass

The use of tinted and textured glass creates another layer of materiality. “It works nicely in conjunction with some of the other new materials and tones including cream and beige hues. We’re also seeing some beautiful darker tones in the palette with rich, deep metal lacquers and veneers.”

5. Integrated lighting technology

Compositional freedom is a central part of the modern wardrobe and a defining feature of the latest Poliform collection. “Within that freedom though, is the ability for future compositional changes and versatility of design to suit changing needs, and that’s something where innovation is crucial especially in terms of lighting.  

“In 2020, the concealed wireless lighting system is a real change for us with the new Poliform collection. This clever system uses electrified vertical channels which allows for the integration of different configurations over time if needs change, without the need for additional wiring systems.” Kady says. “This has also furthered our capability to add lighting inside drawers to further enhance every experience.”  

Poliform wardrobes are available exclusively in New Zealand from Studio Italia, which offers an in-house consultation and design service to take you from concept to reality and completion by a team of professional installers.  

Find out more about the latest in wardrobe design and the latest Poliform collection. 

Studio Italia

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Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features

Wardrobe design trends: compositional freedom, texture and bespoke features

The designer wardrobe has been revamped and the latest Italian collection is a melting pot of texture, colour and luxurious detail enveloped in the concept of discreet elegance. Here’s what’s on trend for 2020 and the future of custom wardrobe design.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In Studio Italia’s showroom in Auckland, the beautiful and the boldy bespoke are on display; visions of what is arguably the most striking new wardrobe collection available in New Zealand.   

The new installation is made up of wardrobes from the latest collection by Italian designers Poliform; each of which is entirely customisable with designers and clients able to create their own wardrobe ‘rooms’ specifically designed for the tastes and requirements of individuals.                                                                                                                               

While bespoke wardrobe design isn’t new, what is new is the rich array of colour, texture and finish that underpins the collection. “The materials in particular are completely unique in New Zealand,” Studio Italia’s Kady Ward says. “Poliform has focused decidedly on the concept of freedom in their latest collection, across both open/walk-in wardrobes and closed closets, with an exclusive colour and material palette that is informing the trends for the year ahead. 

“There is a real shift in the concept of the wardrobe itself, with what used to be primarily a storage area becoming a room of its own; a room integrated into the bedroom space yet decidedly separate. Wardrobes are larger, more convivial spaces. The contemporary wardrobe is beautiful, big and intricate in design. It is personalised and represents the owner’s sense of style and design; it is a space designed to spend time in that incorporates clever storage solutions for clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.”

The top five wardrobe design trends for 2020

1. Suspended cabinetry

The integration of suspended cabinetry is at the forefront of custom wardrobe design in 2020 with make up tables, writing desks and mirrors central features, Kady says. “These elements make wardrobes intensely personal spaces; small rooms designed with the intention of longer periods of time being spent in them.”

2. Metallics and textural finishes

Metallics are possibly not the first thought when it comes to the wardrobe, but they’re at the top of design trends this year - in both colour and finish. “Champagne metal, for example, offers a beautifully soft colour that draws a lovely element of luxury into the wardrobe.” Finishes have further evolved to include textured surfaces for all elements available in the collections.

A Poliform wardrobe by Studio Italia.
A Poliform wardrobe by Studio Italia.

3. Leather-upholstered drawers

Leather is another frontrunner in luxury wardrobe trends this year, with the latest Poliform collection featuring the material heavily. “We’re seeing it on interior and exterior surfaces like hanging rails and drawer accessories,” Kady says. “Leather is part of a clear move towards tactile, textural finishes in the wardrobe.”

4. Tinted glass

The use of tinted and textured glass creates another layer of materiality. “It works nicely in conjunction with some of the other new materials and tones including cream and beige hues. We’re also seeing some beautiful darker tones in the palette with rich, deep metal lacquers and veneers.”

5. Integrated lighting technology

Compositional freedom is a central part of the modern wardrobe and a defining feature of the latest Poliform collection. “Within that freedom though, is the ability for future compositional changes and versatility of design to suit changing needs, and that’s something where innovation is crucial especially in terms of lighting.  

“In 2020, the concealed wireless lighting system is a real change for us with the new Poliform collection. This clever system uses electrified vertical channels which allows for the integration of different configurations over time if needs change, without the need for additional wiring systems.” Kady says. “This has also furthered our capability to add lighting inside drawers to further enhance every experience.”  

Poliform wardrobes are available exclusively in New Zealand from Studio Italia, which offers an in-house consultation and design service to take you from concept to reality and completion by a team of professional installers.  

Find out more about the latest in wardrobe design and the latest Poliform collection. 

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