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After the corona break, we will increasingly look back to pre-modernist and pre-capitalist forms of wisdom from the past. The ways of the recent past will be discarded and replaced by a more intuitive approach.

Every time a shock passes through the system, there is a revival of all that is nostalgic. Just as the Arts & Crafts movement was partly a reaction to the industrial revolution, so we will experience nostalgic waves in the future. They will be characterised by a fascination for the pre-modern and sometimes even the pre-industrial. Intuitive and indigenous forms of wisdom will be uncovered everywhere, and we will increasingly draw inspiration from our ancestors to solve today's problems.

This trend will be strongest when it responds to the concerns of the 21st century. For example, there will be a revolution in plant-based materials that can reduce the use of plastic. We will also drastically change our lifestyles: from living too globally before corona, to living locally after corona. We will spend more time in our local communities, like with our neighbours. But make no mistake: even in a localised world, technology will help us to strengthen these local bonds. Think of neighbourhood groups on social media. In times of crisis like this, and beyond, we will go back to basics and fully embrace what was good in the past.

In interior design, this results in a fascination with pre-modernist furniture and styles, often heavily decorated. The interiors around them, on the other hand, are hugely layered and rich, and full of eclectic references.

 

    

 

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