Each January we are intrigued to see trends in product orders from the previous year. While the 2018 trends are similar to those of 2017, we did notice a few products jump in popularity and color preferences shifted from cooler to warmer tones.
Although Index Dimensional has been our most popular wallcovering since its debut in 2012 (selling over 60,000 square feet in 2018), our floor-to-ceiling Index Linear Wallcovering increased in popularity dramatically from previous years. Following these two from the Index Collection, our newest wallcovering design took hold in the market quickly! Ribsy Wallcovering (pictured below) came in only about 1000 square feet behind Index Linear at approximately 12,000 square feet.
Wall Panel 067 was turned out to be our most popular panel design, in colors orange and rost (which is a heathered orange-red color). The design features 2″ felt tabs creating a grid-like pattern with an emphasis on depth and shadow. You can see this panel design incorporated in the Albuquerque Economic Development conference room, pictured at the top of this post (photo courtesy of Liz Lopez)
Top Color Selections
It is no competition which wool felt color is the most popular; a light, heathered gray called weib. While 2017 was a cool year with blues and grays, 2018 warmed up a bit. We had more orders utilize oranges and reds than previous years, which was also reflected in our top-liked photos of 2018 on our Instagram page.
We’re excited to see which products pick up in popularity in 2019, and anticipate the warmer palette to continue throughout the year with Living Coral named the Pantone for 2019.
2018 Blog Highlights
February 2018 – The Life of Wool Felt
April 2018 – Wool Felt Dog Toys
July 2018 – Create & Curate by Knoll, hosted by Submaterial
September 2018 – Submaterial’s First Albuquerque Product Installation
December 2018 – Holiday Wreath Design for Albuquerque Chapter of Women in Design