HD Expo + Conference 2022 was held this week beginning Tuesday, April 26th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Thousands of buyers and designers hit the show floor looking for new trends, products, and opportunities in the hospitality market.
With many manufacturers facing long lead times, production delays, and material shortages, our editors were curious to see what new products, if any, would be on display. To our surprise we found many, including five consistent trends among the many booths and exhibits.
Layered Stone & Ceramics
The Italian ceramic tile brand Lea Ceramiche exhibited the recently released stoneware wall and floor tile collection Masterpiece, designed by Ferruccio Laviani.
The line is designed in 10 colors and two finishes: “Master” inspired by concrete, and “Piece” inspired by seminato (a sown field). Ferruccio created the differing textures specifically for their flexibility to be used together, layered, or separately.
Puffy furniture is certainly back as are organic shapes in accessories. The Asher Ottoman (is it an ottoman or a pouf?) from Room&Board was inspired by river stones, as was the River Stone coffee table made by Phillips Collection using smooth resin composite.
Supreen debuted a new line of luxury fabrics inspired by the bold patterns of trendy menswear, specifically houndstooth, heathered flannel, and tweed men’s suiting. “Like any fine suit, we designed these patterns with comfort and luxury in mind,” says Debbye Lustig, vice president of design for Supreen.
In another surprising show of inspiration, flooring company Durkan showed Painted Perspectives, their new collaboration with ArtLifting, a platform for artists who have traditionally been underrepresented in the contemporary art market.
Touches of Black Matte
The world has not lost its love for all things matte, only toned it down a bit. New from Waterworks is Riverun, designed to project a distinctly American aesthetic. The all-metal line features exposed seams and screws for a classic look but modernized with soft matte touches.
Also released was Conic by Astro Lighting, a pristine die-cast light with crisp edges, a blown-glass shade, and matte finished base.
Scaled-Up Outdoor Spaces
With more square-footage going to outdoor hospitality spaces, TUUCI released its largest parasol ever, the Ocean Master MEGA Max. The design is large enough to hold its own rain gutter, LED lights, and heater but still can be raised in under 90 seconds.