Milan Design Week is a place of excellence when it comes to design, during this week takes place Salone de Mobile, which works as a platform for the latest designs in furniture, lighting and other home furnishing.
This edition sets the tone for almost all the design trends that dominate the ever-changing world of home design through the following months.
Discover the best interior design trends that are predicted for 2018, based on the top design brands that have exhibited their most recent collections during this week.
Some of the most prominent furniture brands embrace, celebrate and honor the craftsmanship and every single person who creates soulful pieces with their own hands.
Soulful Design and artful Craftsmanship sets a spectacular scene at Boca do Lobo’s mystic scenario in Milano, Salone del Mobile 2018. A dramatic yet sophisticated theatre to uncover contemporary settings and luxurious pieces conceived by talented craftsmen and creative minds who never settle.
Milan Furniture Fair was all about color, color, and even more color. Warm and earthy colors such as burgundy red, turmeric & mustard yellow and papaya orange made their loud presence felt amidst calmer tones of millennial pink, sage, celery & avocado green, along with the very enigmatic Klein blue and purple.
Wittmann presented a collection designed by the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon where the warm and earthy hues predominate.
One trend that emerged at the Milan Fair is that Kitchen will no longer be the bored room at your home.
At the Eurocucina show of this year’s Salone del Mobile, Milanese fashion house Dolce & Gabbana just unveiled the latest additions to its collaboration with Italian appliance manufacturer, Smeg.
Design and Theatre
Drama, music and performance made a big comeback in Milan this year. Every big name in the design industry produced a spectacular scenario where art transcends design.
Louis Vuitton shared Les Petits Nomades, a mini-sized extension of their Objets Nomades collection. This elegant and innovative group of decorative objects are perfect for gifting or adding just the right touch on any room in the home.
Tech brands will be making a big impression in the design world, with Google making its Milan debut, and both Panasonic and Dassault Systèmes planning big events. A key topic for all three of these companies is how digital devices can become part of a healthy lifestyle.
Google is working with trend forecaster Li Edelkoort on an exhibition investigating how electronic devices of the future could become more tactile.
It’s not unusual for furniture designers and brands to reference the past in their collections, but 2018 looks set to be the year that retro designs take center stage.
Ahead of Milan, the Dutch entrepreneur and former Moooi co-founder Casper Vissers have just launched a new design brand called Revised, evoking styles from the early 20th century.
With the environmental impact of waste plastic being now a major global concern, many designers have started exploring the potential for recycling this material, and have come with an array of imaginative solutions. We expect to see a wide variety of these this year. Japanese designer Kodai Iwamoto showcased vases made using a technique he calls plastic blowing.