This year, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is pleased to invite the Nelly Rodi™ Agency and their trend committee to share their interpretation of trends and forecasts towards the upcoming consumer lifestyle based on the concept of "Bound" at InterDesign - Trend Area (Hall 4.1C39).
The Nelly Rodi™ Agency is internationally known with clients including LVMH, Nike, Longchamp, Canal+, Disney, Clarins, Adidas and other big brands.
In order to gain the finest comprehension of international lifestyle forecasts, the NellyRodi™ Agency headed a trend committee that mixed different fields of expertise.
The committee comprised five experts:
• Creative director of the NellyRodi™ Agency (France), Mr Vincent Grégoire
• Founder and Chief of The Interior Architects Design (China), Mr Shen Lei
• Textile Art Cultural Specialist (France), Mrs Carlotta Montaldo
• Design Studio (France), STUDIO NOCC
• Textile Designer / Painter (France), Mrs Juliette Lamarca
Three themes will be demonstrated and discussed throughout the three-day fair in a series of events, while exhibitors’ products that resonate with the themes will be displayed digitally through the virtual rendering designed by renowned designers. Trend conference will also take place, allowing show attendants to learn and discuss with designers and trend experts about the lifestyle trends.
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