Mix No. 58

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This issue features the trend forecast for Autumn / Winter 2021-22 (Part 1). 

Mix Magazine is a unique publication which will help guide you through not just the new trends but also help readers understand the trend gathering process, focusing on key industry and social drivers, plus a look at the way these trends will be disseminated into the mass market by early adopters.

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Mix magazine is a design journal for interior, architecture and industrial design. Since its inception in 2004, it has carved a successful niche as one of the only design publications focusing on colour, design and material trend forecasting.


  • Social Trends: Inspiration behind the trends split into key areas; geo-political, philosophical, cultural and also looking at colour theory.
  • Industry Drivers: In depth focus on the technological, material and business developments that drive and shape trends.
  • Mix trends forecast: An in depth look at future trends 2 years ahead of season that will influence colour, materials and design.
  • Colour Now: Analysis of the early adopters of Mix trend stories for the previous season, looking a year in advance.
  • Exhibitions: A round up of industry exhibitions with an emphasis on events and highlights plus the schedule for the year ahead.
  • Insight: Exhibition reviews, industry interviews, material analysis, industry and technology updates and business profiles.


Capturing a prevailing mood, there’s an unmistakable darkness to our first two AW 2021/22 stories Grit and Swansong; not just in terms of palettes but inspiration. Both are highly compelling in very different ways, veering from hyper-masculinity to divine decadence.

In Grit, we explore hyper-masculinity as a clear reaction to the increasingly loud voice of feminist dissention; Grit is not however only for men, as many of the influences here assuredly subvert the archetypes being referenced.

An end of days, decadent fatalism is explored through nostalgic references to past times on the brink of disaster in our second story Swansong. From Berlin and Shanghai in the ‘30’s to the last days of disco, this is a brave and brittle honouring of liberalism and creativity, tinged with sadness and foreboding.

In addition to the trend drivers that give context to our forecast, design editorial and interviews, this issue also features special focus on transport. Our Colour Now section takes a look at the early adopters of our AW 2020/21 Scuff and Ritual stories. 

  • Features and essays exploring the drivers behind this issue’s forecasts
  • 46 pages of in-depth trend and colour and material analysis for AW 2021/22
  • Early adopters of our AW 2020/21 trends
  • Our key directions from Cersaie, Frieze and Dutch Design Week
  • 10-page special focus on transport.

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Number of pages
Each issue about 130-140 pages
Issues per year
Publication schedule by month
30,5 cm
22 cm

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