Published on : Saturday, August 17, 2019
At High Design 2019, urbanization is the megatrend. As per the United Nations (UN) survey, 54% of the world’s population lives today in urban centers, and according to projections for the future, by 2050 this percentage will reach 66%. Schattdecor, as a surface specialist, is gearing up to present trends and solutions for the future in 2019 in response to the accelerated growth of major cities. Especially in Latin America, Schattdecor aim to challenge architects and designers to rethink urban structures, especially the futuristic spaces. And to plan environments where individual freedom and community interests literally have space, Schattdecor’s international design team has carried out studies over the past two years on how the private, professional and social environments of the fans of the new urban lifestyle will be. Thus choosing three themes to represent the life of the future, in megacities: First, Second and Third Places.
Le Corbusier is considered, along with Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe and Oscar Niemeyer, one of the most important architects of the twentieth century.
First Places describe our own home. It is where one may hide from the world and enjoy privacy. New and creative solutions are needed in response to housing shortages and the constant growth of cities.
Second Places comprises workplaces and educational institutions. In a professional world that is constantly changing, new possibilities are opening up for the unconventional design of workspaces.
Third Places shows public places where people meet or spend time. Squares, airports, train or subway stations, shops, restaurants and bars.
Schattdecor at High Design
Schattdecor participated in High Design for the first time in 2018, with the aim of bringing the architects and designers industry closer together. In 2019, under the motto “One Source. Unlimited Solutions”, the company participates in the fair presenting its products and solutions for the spaces of the future, in order to awaken in the final public – specifiers of its product: architects and designers – the reflection to re-think about the urban environments of megacities.
Representing especially the reality of urbanisation in Latin America, Schattdecor presents, in partnership with Bittor Sanchez, Juliana Medeiros and Sinuhé Vera, thoughts of these expressive architects about the spaces of the future.