Salone del Mobile 2019, part of Milan Design Week and the biggest event in the design calendar opens tomorrow. There are on average over 330,000 attendees every year from 165 different nations, and this year’s event looks set to be as important as ever.
The shows tentacles spread further than ever from the exhibition halls at the heart of iSalone, and many previews are already to be found around the myriad showrooms of Milan.
This year marks the 58th edition of the show which runs between the 9th and the 14th April. It was founded in 1961 to promote Italian furniture and rapidly went from strength to strength, to become the huge industry attraction it is today.
Since Milan Design Week back in April, there have been a number of noticeable interior design trends appearing throughout the collections of many of the leading interior design and furnishing companies.
Rich pigments and block colours
Grey may still be the neutral of choice for many interiors, but primary and secondary colours from across the spectrum can be seen among the premium collections this year, both on walls and furniture pieces. The focus is on block colours with classic design and moody interiors more popular than ever. Violet, navy and stunning emerald green are all key colours for 2018. Meanwhile, the juxtaposition of bold colours against grey patterns adds another dimension to this current trend.
Down to earth
Earthy pigments such as clay, terracotta and ochre are noted hues, and ethnic prints can be seen in many pieces. There is a tactile element to many patterns, materials and textiles.
Physical and mental wellbeing are very much front of mind in interior design this year. Biophilia remains a prominent trend across many collections, and playful lighting designs use natural elements to accentuate interiors.
Handmade and natural materials are key contemporary trends. And there is a distinct move towards sustainability, both in terms of materials used and manufacturing processes.
This year there is a return to warmer metallics such as gold and brass. These give a sophisticated and organic feel to many furniture pieces including cabinets, mirrors and lighting.
More is more
Maximalism makes a return with more colour, decoration and textures than we have seen for a while. Everyday living pieces such as sofas, lighting and cabinets become objet d’art, with fantastic styling and luxurious materials.
So these are the interior design trends we have spotted so far this year. We’d love to hear your views. Add a comment below or get in touch with us directly via the Contact page.
What a week it has been with events celebrating the very best in design at the London Design Festival.
Maddox Quirke was delighted to attend Decorex and 100% Design this week, meeting with clients, suppliers and friends, and getting plenty of new contacts and inspiration along the way.
As well as many of the established names we represent, it was great to discover some new talent, and make connections with designers and makers from across the UK. Dean Ford, our marketing director, was there to meet with friends old and new. We hope to bring you new products, premium furnishings and collaborations in the near future!
With a few more days still to go, it’s not too late to enjoy London Design Festival for yourself.
Situated in the District of Évora, Montemor-o-Novo, this beautiful villa is a perfect weekend house for relaxing…
Designed to be a family retreat, this magnificent villa is the work of two brilliant architects and interior designers, Ana Proença and Célia Mestre from Atelier Spacemakers.
The space exudes comfort, originality and authenticity, along with contemporary feel broken down with several vintage pieces that are integrated for added charm and warmth.
The project was meticulously designed from scratch using a choice of bespoke finishing materials and furniture. The weekend house was developed on a single ground floor and it is characterised by modern architecture and clean lines, featuring large spaces and light fixtures, facing the exterior through large glass floors and patios.
The living room is linked directly to the dining area, where the chairs, dining table and the animal print rug are the main features. The COLTRANE Pendant Lamp, by one of our luxury lighting brands (DelightFULL) with minimalist lines and black and gold finish, emerges as an element that, besides being functional, is a decorative and sculptural object, that stands out above all because of its style and simplicity.
The game and cinema rooms open to a contemporary living room where the furnishings are simple, but where the DUKE Suspension Lamp features as adramatic, yet subtle and trendy lighting piece that illuminates and enchants.
In the suite, white, beige and woody tones dominate the chromatic palette. In the reading corner, the neoclassical chest, which is one of the owner’s family pieces, is a stand out piece, and it perfectly matches with the armchair and footrest designed by Charles Eames. The SINATRA Floor Lamp enhances the elegance and simplicity that was intended for this space.