The best from Soffa’s week of design in Milan
Striking and rich colors, vibrant apartments and an emphasis on sustainability – that’s how the trends of the designs shown at the 57th Salone Del Mobile could be described in a few words.
In the second half of April, Milan became the centerpiece of world design during the Salone del Mobile. The fair, which was founded in 1961 to promote and spread Italian furniture and home accessories, has gained world recognition.
The installations of each brand show trends that will be surrounding us in the year to come. Among the most striking are the deviations from muted colors and the emergence of bright and vivid shades of red, orange, pink and mustard. Apartments are no longer dull and rigid but are instead becoming more playful.
The world of design and home furnishing is seeing an emergence of ecological concern and an emphasis on sustainability; large brands are no longer churning out a multitude of new pieces, but focusing on one or two. In their interactive installations, which were more attention grabbing than the individual products, they introduced multifunctional items, such as a lamp with low power usage that provides not only light, but that can be used for growing plants, and items made from repurposed material.
Next week we’ll introduce to you the Czech brand installations and show you the new Milanese Gallery Torre Fondatione Prada.