A new trend we will see is simple basic designs injected with wild and expressive natural elements. “I have seen some trends in Paris and Milan, for example, in which they are looking back to the art deco and art nouveau periods, mixing materials, patterns and textures. We translate this into our kitchen design, in which for example we mix smoked oak with walnut and add a mottled granite worktop. Or we combine light porcelain with bronze and a fantastic blue-toned quartzite worktop. It may sound chaotic but it is about ensuring that the tones match – when the basic design is streamlined it can end up extremely beautiful,” explains Piet Rose, architect and owner of Multiform Lyngby.