Top 10 trends for 2016: #7 Industrial Chic

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Custom Display, Design, Events, News
Top 10 trends for 2016: #7 Industrial Chic

At Nichols, we are ready to help you capitalize on the top design trends of 2016 to create a captivating trade show exhibit. This series of posts examines the trends from EXHIBITORLIVE 2016, and gives you tips to make use of them in your next exhibit.


Industrial chic is an interior design trend that began in city lofts and has made its way into the mainstream. It brings together the earthy beauty of iron and metal, accented by weathered wood and soft clean surfaces. At EXHIBITORLIVE, this interior design trend made it to the trade show floor.


  • It was used to great effect with faux concrete and corrugated metal printed on large fabric graphics and panel infills. (upper left)
  • This trend was not to be missed with I-beams, gears and pulleys front and center in several booths. (upper and lower right)
  • We were drawn by the rustic warmth of wood, whether in natural form or convincingly printed on fabric. (top and lower left)

If you want to discover how your company’s products can lend themselves to an Industrial Chic look, we can help you express this casual industrial style.

With you, every step of the way.

Team Nichols

Coming soon: Download our eBook with all 10 key trends from EXHIBITORLIVE 2016!
(Past issues are also available for inspiration)