Curious Trends


Hunting trophy style

The antler trend has been running for quite a while, but seems to be morphing in all manner of curious directions. Genuine hunting trophies have become highly collectable, but contemporary designers are recycling old hunting artefacts and the design market seems inundated with new interpretations of hunting trophy style - in clothing, accessories, design art and interior decoration.

Examples include hats in alpaca fleece and wool felt -  with names like antlered stag, wolf and ‘wood beast’ by Barbara Keal, as featured in my column at The Dabbler.

Traditional antler furniture and lighting features prominently at interiors and design fairs – like this hanging antler lamp by Alex Randall.

More curious takes on the hunting trophy theme come from the art world, where there’s a proliferation of creative re-workings of the traditional animal head trophy.

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