- The first trend is color
- The second trend is geometry and patterns
- The third trend is environmental friendliness
- The fourth trend is multifunctionality
- The fifth trend – modules and transformable furniture
Our advice site never misses important events in the world of interior design. Of course, we could not pass by the iconic exhibition Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2019, which was held this year in Milan (Italy) from April 9 to April 14. We will tell you about the most noticeable trends of this event.
Last year, the portal devoted a detailed article to the Milan furniture and light exhibition. Some tendencies, as experts note, have been preserved and proved to be quite stable. But there were also many new products, which we will pay special attention to..
To make you appreciate the scale of the event, we note that Salone del Mobile 2019 was attended by over 270 thousand people from 150 countries of the world. And the number of designers, furniture and lighting manufacturers who presented their creations at the exhibitions exceeded 13 thousand.
The first trend is color
This is the first thing that the visitors of the exhibition noted. White and gray faded into the background. Many installations were presented in rich, bright, saturated colors. Deep blue, green, red, all earthy shades taken from nature are in fashion. In addition, installations in green-mustard-blue colors have become very noticeable. Designers experimented with mustard yellow and midnight blue. There are more warm and natural shades: ocher, red-orange, pine and moss colors.
The second trend is geometry and patterns
As for the patterns, floral prints are back again, the textures of “salt and pepper”, stains, boucle are used in the upholstery of furniture. The geometric patterns were very noticeable, but most of the furnishings were laconic. Experts believe that the designers have decided to recall the Bauhaus, the Higher School of Construction and Artistic Design, which operated in Germany at the beginning of the last century. Hence some references to the past.
The third trend is environmental friendliness
Designers and manufacturers continue the theme of using natural materials, waste, and recycling results. Unsurprisingly, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile featured interesting items such as the Scandia Nett Lounge chair from Norwegian designers made from waste wood, and the Halo chairs by Studio Philipp Hainke, created from casein and hemp..
The increasingly active use of bioplastics, that is, plastic created from renewable resources through recycling, should be attributed to the same trend. The Componibile bedside tables and dressers by Kartell, shown in the photo above, are a prime example of the use of this material..
The fourth trend is multifunctionality
Designers try to make furniture perform several functions. For example, shelves and cabinets themselves become light sources, electrified. And beautiful screens and partitions serve as acoustic panels.
The fifth trend – modules and transformable furniture
Overall, this is a continuation of the previous trend to add new furniture functions. The Lybre partition bookcase now a secret door, numerous storage units that are easy to swap and rearrange. There were many cabinets with open shelves and even dressing rooms without doors at the Milan exhibition..
As for the expositions of the Euroluce Biennale of Light, which coincides with the Salone del Mobile only in odd years, the lighting fixtures simultaneously become more visible objects of interior decoration and hide from the eyes of guests. Transparent lamps-bulbs are in fashion, whole compositions of lamps of different sizes, which are combined depending on the needs of the owners.