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.
It’s that time of year again for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the biggest furniture show in the world!
It’s held every year in April in Milan, Italy and Vastu co-owners Eric Kole and Jason Claire have been lucky enough to attend for the past few years.
They use this trip to shop the hundreds of amazing furniture and furnishing accessory vendors that go to the show. It is definitely the place to see the best and biggest trends for the home and it’s Eric and Jason’s intent to bring back lines and products that we feel you all will love.
Here are just a few stats from 2011′s show…
The 2011 edition was attended by:
- 282,483 visitors (177,964 of whom came from 154 Countries)
- 32,870 members of the general public
- 5,967 journalists
2011 also had a total of 1,283 exhibitors (1,020 of which were Italian).
We’ll be posting updates from Milan, as well as photos of the great products Eric and Jason encounter, here on Design Clique and on our Facebook page.
In the meantime, head over to iSaloni’s blog to get a little taste of Milan.
Light fixtures with exposed bulbs and wires weren’t the only trend spotted at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. While, organic shapes have been a big part of design for quite some time now, Vastu co-owners Eric and Jason noticed that sharp angles and straight lines made a big showing at this year’s furniture show in Milan. Wallpaper* magazine has some great coverage of designers who went “edgy” this year.
Belgian lighting company, .MGX, had both customer favorites and new items on display this year at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, a furniture show in Milan, Italy. Vastu co-owners Jason Claire and Eric Kole snapped some photos of the .MGX booth while at the show. The lighting manfucturer had a field of tulip table lamps on display…
Vastu co-owners Jason Claire and Eric Kole have been in Milan, Italy for the past few days at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, a HUGE furniture show. They’ve been sending us pictures of home furnishings all week, and a definite trend has emerged – lighting fixtures that have exposed bulbs and exposed (colorful) wires. What do you think about this trend… yay or nay?