It goes without saying, but the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture show in Milan is an exciting experience for everyone who attends, especially those who are in the design and interiors industries. For Eric Kole and Jason Claire, it’s a chance to see what’s new from well-established manufacturers and to see who’s new in the world of design.
This year they came back with some new lines for the store (more to come on that later) as well as several trends to share with you all. Here’s a small recap…
The rugs at the show were deeply jewel-toned and monochromatic. What was most interesting about them, however, was the way in which they were distressed. Many looked almost threadbare in the treatment of their surfaces. Regardless of how “worn” the rug was, though, there was still a beautiful color or pattern visible.
If you’re one to keep your furniture fairly neutral, a vibrant rug is a great way to bring color to a room.
There’s just a couple of trends left from Milan. Check back with Design Clique to see what it is!
Today’s trend from Milan deals with color!
At the Salone del Mobile, Jason and Eric noticed a definite trend towards manufacturers using deep, rich, saturated jewel-tones. Think pure indigo or vibrant ruby reds. These colors were seen everywhere too. From rugs and wall coverings to upholstery fabrics, vendors in Milan were not afraid of color.
About a month ago, Vastu co-owners Eric Kole and Jason Claire had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. They came back with great ideas, loads of inspiration and possibly even some new products for Vastu. The other thing they brought with them was a good understanding of some trends being established at an international level.
Over the next few days, I’ll go over some of those trends (along with gorgeous photos from the shows) so you can get some inspiration and maybe even introduce a few of those concepts in your own home designs.
Today’s trend from Milan is a two for one deal.
Many thanks to everyone who showed up last night for the DC Apartment Therapy Design Evening panel discussion on Trendspotting. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the group conversation from everyone on the design trends we love, hate (and love to hate). While we did do some live-tweeting of the event, it didn’t come close to one particular attendee D. Harris (@aposhgirl on Twitter). We blame it on trying to juggle a beverage in one hand and a smartphone in the other, but that’s neither here nor there…
And so with Harris’s permission, we give you a recap of last night…in Tweet-form. Read more
If you plan on attending, don’t forget to RSVP.
In the meantime, check out this great feature done by Home & Design Magazine on Eric Kole and his personal style.
Hope to see you next week!