Top 5 design trends from the Milan Furniture Fair 2022
The Salone del Mobile is the largest furniture fair in the world founded in 1961 to promote designs of more than 2,000 creative companies, and indie designers. The organizers spent an entire year preparing and building what feels like a small city of presenters in front of an estimated one hundred thousand visitors, from all over the world. This year, Cooperbuild, a luxury builder in NYC, flew to Milan to visit the fair, catch up with old friends and make new ones while keeping a keen eye on the latest trends in furniture, interior design, lighting and innovations.
Here are some of the trends that caught our attention at Salone del Mobile 2022.
Integrated Induction Ranges
The experience of living gets better with every innovation that makes tasks and chores easier. Integrated induction ranges are appliances that are installed below a counter to create an invisible cooktop which is safe and functional by heating a pan through the surface. This saves space with style, while efficiently cooking faster than the usual gas or electric stove. Manufacturers typically make semi-visible circles on the countertop to identify the areas where the cooktops are located although this is optional. Seeing water boiling in a pot directly on the countertop from induction, while remaining cool to the touch is incredible. As more and more cities, such as New York, move away from gas hookups in residential construction projects, we could see that this trend will certainly take hold for the long term in high end residential construction projects.
Fluted and Curvy Furniture Surfaces
Fluted detailing is a trend that has become increasingly popular for some time now. Also known as ribbed, or scalloped detailing, fluting is inspired by the columns of the Greek and Roman architecture. Products such as cabinets, pedestal lavatories and wall accents having an fluted, organic and wavy silhouettes are a great addition to any space for an added visual texture and playful aesthetic. We saw lots of these on display in Milan.
Dark, Moody Hues
A shift from the usual white tones to dark and moody colors was the ubiquitous color scheme in most products featured during the event. Preferential to taste, darker colors can be used minimally as accents to a space, or also as a full on color scheme for the interiors. Using dark colors for your spaces may seem intimidating, but dark palettes when executed well can make a room or space interesting.
Blum Kitchen Door Hardware
The Revego is a space concept by Blum and it was on full display at the event. Pocketing unwanted spaces of the home when unexpected guests come over is easy and practical with its mechanical doors that offer quality motion and user experience. This is a great innovation to maximize spaces in residential projects in NYC especially for areas with lesser square footage of living space.
Veering away from the shiny and glossy look, matte finishes are an evident trend for many designers who showcased their collections. The matte finish on these pieces create an elevated appeal, adding a layer of sophistication to neutral hues, while creating a less menacing look for furniture with pops of color. It was great seeing a break from the usual shiny surfaces.
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