Of course, we wouldn't miss one of the world's most anticipated design and furniture exhibitions: Salone del Mobile 2019. On its 58th edition, the event remains a massive attraction point for worldwide professionals in the design industry. There, you can get inspiration and know everything about the latest trends coming from famous Italian and international brands.
So what's new? Here are the top trends reported by some of the most avid interior design bloggers around the world!
According to designer Tania Adir, fluted, textured, and obscure glass is very popular this year. She gave extra credit to a stand by Glas Italia who presented a modular screen from the Rayures collection, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Moreover, there was Lualdi who used textured glass in partitions to create an impressive new kind of furniture design.
During her visit, Tania noticed that Walnut is making a big comeback this year, particularly when it comes to office furniture. An example is in one of Pedrali's show spaces: a meeting room with walnut wood paneling mixing the traditional with the contemporary.
There have been many examples of extremely delicate, barely noticeable lights and furniture. This trend is seen in the works of designers like Johannes Torpe and Michael Anastassiades. Whether it's a chair's leg or a stylish lighting fixture, the aim was to create something visually exciting, yet very minimal at the same time.
In different collections throughout Salone del Mobile 2019, we've seen metal mesh chandeliers in some pretty amazing forms. For example, the Mytilus Collection by Arturo Alvare includes a pendant light in an ethereal stainless-steel mesh that appears to float like a cloud. Furthermore, the Masiero Papilio chandelier from the Dimore collection by Brutos flaunted six metal mesh panels through which the light of the Murano glass bulbs disperses beautifully.
This year, furniture brands seem to be embracing stronger colors and mixing them with the basic white and neutrals. Most prominent hues are forest green, pumpkin red, and earthly colors integrated together in varying tones, clearly seen in Flou collection.
With maximalism taking over, it was no surprise to see that some of the loved furniture pieces of the 70s are making their way as a new trend into 2019. Montana, a Danish brand, for example, has made a new release of the Pantonova steel-wire sofa designed by Verner Panton, which appeared in the hit movie The Spy Who Loved Me back in the 1977's.
On the other hand, Dimore Studio presented exclusive re-editions of some of the most famous pieces by Milanese designer Gabriella Crespi, bringing back to life all the charm of the 70s and 80s. The brand displayed, through a glass wall, a bedroom and a dining room with furnishings straight out of the archive of Gabriella Crespi: leopard walls, gold objects, and bamboo furnishings.
Have you been to Salone del Mobile this April? Have you come across some of the listed collections? Different collections that you liked better? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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