It’s been a hectic few days here in Milan and the design scene is truly buzzing. We continue our journey today through the wealth of talented brands, established and emerging designers at Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. Each unique and interesting in their own right.

 

Here’s a round up of micro-trends we’ve spotted through the many halls we’ve visited (so far) at Salone del Mobile 2018 and also throughout the events all around the city (Fuorisalone).

 

Neo-Tastic

Fluorescent hues are everywhere, not only do they catch our eye miles away but they inject joyfulness to any interior.

 

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Emerging designers at Salone del Mobile Satellite

Play house by Olivia Lee

Sherry at Ventura Centrale

Colourful glassware shop at Brera Design District

 

Geometry Class

Basic shapes like circles, triangles, squares and rectangles continue to be a point of inspiration for designers.

 

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Ceramic objects by Ryota Yokozeki Studio

 

Boho Vibes

Earthy tones, embroidered handiwork, mustard yellow and terracotta hues ground us creating a chilled out bohemian chic atmosphere.

 

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Whittle Away cabinet by Stoft Studio

Detail bar cabinet Tanit by Marine Secco

Embroidered cow hide and leather sofa exhibited in Moroso showroom at Brera Design District

 

Figurative

Modern, almost surreal expressions and figurines are on the rise. It’s a playful trend that invites us to have fun!

 

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Giants with Dwarf by Stephan Huerlemann and Horgenglarus

Figurines by Bosa 

Vase at the Lladro meets Boca do Lobo party

Figurines by BD Barcelona

 

Come back next week for part II of our design journey through Milan, plus a behind the scenes look at the night time events the city has to offer…