Like every year, Milan Design Week took place over April showcasing a range of innovative design-led products which are sure to enter the furnishing market soon.
Combining both quality and technology, here are the main trends that were prominent over the course of this week…
Gentle curves were noticeable in various furniture pieces and design concepts.
Soft lines were part of desks and sofas, drawing in the eye with their texture and intricate form.
Many designer dining tables embraced asymmetric bases in a Yin and Yang style.
Fabric and Textiles
Furniture-wise, fabrics featured a perennial velvet and 70s style Bouclé giving off a rather luxurious feel, while at the same time combining a vintage look with modern shapes.
Wood was a key trend found in most pieces ranging from luxury lounge chairs through to designer beds.
This particular trend might be ideal for those who are reluctant to florals, as wood could be another way to bring the outdoors in.
Soft metals were found to have a gentler look to them with satin finishes replacing some of the brighter tones that were forecast at the start of the year.
Upcycling was also prominent. GAN’s Nuances Rug and Pouf by PATRICIA URQUIOLA broke new ground by collecting discarded fabric cut-offs and merging them together to create a stunning felt with a terrazzo-like finish.
Finally, customisable lighting was also showcased. FLOS’ Wireline and Belt collections featured adjustable suspension systems that celebrated of the use of wires and cables.
For further information on Milan Design Week visit the official website.