The future of lifestyle


Scarlet Opus is a Future Design Trend Intelligence Agency, working internationally with manufacturers and retailers associated with the world of interiors. Their role is to inform their clients about how people will be living 2 to 3 years in advance of it actually happening. What the Future of Lifestyle means for their customers, and what consumers will want to surround themselves with. In doing so, they get very specific about colour, pattern, material, shape and texture.

"Someone looking at these items through the eyes of the consumer as they will see things over the coming 2 to 3 years."

The Trend Tour is an experience in which the visitors see the products and exhibitors through the eyes of a design trend futurist; effectively, someone looking at these items through the eyes of the consumer as they will see things over the coming 2 to 3 years. This view is an edited version of the entire Decor+Design show; this year edited down to just eight exhibitors. We're very proud to announce that the Scarlet Opus research team have selected Candle Kiosk to be one of these eight, and have identified our candles as relevant to their vision of the future of lifestyle.


Satori is a Japanese buddhist term for 'awakening', and this lies at the heart of the Satori trend.

Satori is all about reflecting on the art of living, and making a natural connection. This trend encourages consumers to find a natural rhythm and balance in order to cope with the complexities of modern life and the distractions of the online world. It's about grasping on to what is real, rather than virtual. About natural rhythms and cultivating calmness.

Natural rhythms • Cultivate calmness • Nature & natural • Ethical & sustainable • Carefully crafted

The process of lighting a candle and watching it flicker and burn instills a feeling of calm, it allows you to slow down and find deeper connections, as opposed to the over-illuminated, fast-forward world we live in. But it goes beyond the experience of just lighting a candle. There is joy in choosing and using a considered, carefully crafted product over a hastily and cheaply manufactured one. Customers are consciously choosing ethically & sustainably made products, forcing a change in how we see and deal with products and our own consumption patterns.

Decor+Design Scarlet Opus Trend Tour

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