Design trends | Pleats

Salvatori official, Plissé, living room, pleats stones

Pleats are not a new trend, holding a long history as an expressive design element, most notably in fashion. Who doesn’t own at least one pleated skirt or a dress?

In interiors though, we usually spot pleats in different window treatments like curtains or furniture upholstery. In recent years, however, their interpretation goes well beyond interior textiles. I love seeing how the pleated texture, has expanded in different materials, like stone or wood, becoming a trend in three dimensional walls, tiles, decoration or lighting. As they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, pleats have an ability to bring volume and dimension to any material. In combination with natural light, pleated texture creates a perception of movement and depth. If you are looking for a simple way to infuse interest, softens and elegance to your interior space, introducing pleats might be your way to go.

Check out bellow, a few of my favourites pleated designs.

‘Plissé White Edition’ Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö

Plissé wallpaper collection, designed by Lorenzo De Grandis for Wall&Deco

The Plissé collection (kettle) designed by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi

Plissé collection, stone tiles design by Elisa Ossino for Salvatori

Plissé Wood (tables) collection designed by José Manuel Ferrero for Vicaldesign

Plissé Stone (flowerpots) collection designed by José Manuel Ferrero for Vicaldesign

Lamella 132 pendant by Le Klint


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