During Milan Design Week thousands of people converge from around the world to experience the best in design. Salone del Mobile forms part of the program, where companies unveil new products and display iconic best sellers in stands constructed to the quality of luxury showrooms. Imagine being submerged in the most beautiful and enviable designer furniture and lighting, within the style capital of Italy - just two words describe the experience - Sensory. Overload.
The trending interior colors of pale pastels, jewel-toned teal, emerald green were all on show with burnt orange and ochre yellow new additions to the palette. A soft transparency of these colors also appeared in glass lighting and accessories. Styling details, like layering tables of varying heights to form a coffee table arena, different style bedside tables, draping greenery on bookshelves and hanging lamps low over furnishings were common themes. Serpentine-shaped sofas in the style of Vladimir Kagan, earthy neutrals in muted shades, plush velvet, and stone infused with orange, comprised many of the new collections.
Other inspiring highlights were innovations where design meets technology. The stunning LED wallpaper and fabric designed by Meystyle, colorful waterproof textiles in outdoor pendants by Contardi Lighting and other leading brands like Ketall who used building techniques of classic wooden boats for longevity of their outdoor furniture. Review all of these and more in pictures on my instagram and here.
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