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Design Trends Spotted at Salone Del Mobile 2016

April 19, 2016

Hello my friends!

I am back from the beautiful Milan. Wow, what an experience! It was first time for me to visit Salone Del Mobile 2016, but it is definitely one of the greatest show I’ve ever seen in my life. An absolute must for those who loves, enjoys and appreciates great design.

I took at least one thousand of photos – there were no ugly stands at all, all participants tried to make them look very interesting and presented the very best of their designs. Despite all stands look different and original, I have spotted certain repeating design trends, which I would like to share in this post.

Grey

All shades of grey are still in vogue. Especially it referred to all luxury brands – this color was seen on walls, rugs and furniture.

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Bentley Stand at Salone del Mobile

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Bentley Interiors Stand

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Dark green

Green was the second popular color that I’ve noticed. Designers opted for dark rich shades which made the furniture and accessories pop. Despite intensity and darkness, this color looks very fresh and relaxing.

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Inky colors

Denim blue, charcoal grey – and all other dark colors that that envelope you and make you feel like inside a cozy cocoon:

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Bugatti Interiors

Bugatti Interiors

Bugatti Interiors

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Rolf Benz stand

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Burgundy

Dark shades of reds were also used a lot:

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Ethnic accessories

Ethnic accessories such as rattan furniture and lighting, carved wood, ceramics and tribal rugs are very popular and often used in combination with modern furniture.

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Dark rich woods and exotic finishes

Designers are exploring new materials – such as exotic woods and marbles.

Louis Kazan presented its new collection made of rare Brazil woods.

Louis Kazan presented its new collection made of rare Brazil woods.

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Brazilian leather – detail of cabinet made by Louis Kazan.

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Tropical theme

Palm leaves, zebra prints, tropical flowers were another popular motifs seen at iSaloni:

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Roberto Cavalli stand

Versace stand

Versace stand

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Lighting that is a feature

I almost didn’t see stands with generic plain light – lighting everywhere was cleverly used either to highlight an interesting feature or to be a feature by itself.

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Baxter stand

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Lush vegetation

Green walls, palm trees, hanging plants were playing the chief role during the show:

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Walter Knoll stand

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Books

Books for decorating shelves (often without cover) were among the most popular accessories:

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I hope you enjoyed reading about these interior trends and I am really looking forward to seeing the exhibition next year!

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