April is the time of the year when all the big names in furniture head on over to Milan. Salone del Mobile is getting bigger and better every time we visit, and this year brought a lot of new, exciting products.
It is the place to be and we found it to be as exciting and inspiring as its smaller siblings we visited this year, Cologne and Stockholm. Milan is the place for the big brands. Some of the manufacturers had impressive stands not just in size, but in the overall display of their products. Therefore, we didn’t see many small, independent companies making their mark, which is a shame.
When we walked into the exhibition hall last year, we knew almost right away what the trends seemed to be. This year at Salone del Mobile Milan 2018 we felt that the Scandinavian trend is still in motion. We saw a lot of tubular wood, slender or chunkier metal legs and a few interesting metal and even concrete pieces. Velvet is everywhere, underlining the softness of the curves and bringing the luxury feel.
Some manufacturers revamped their existing collections, added attractive touches, such as metal details or new finishes. Others brought whole new collections especially for the Milan Furniture Fair. We found some amazing pieces, that we will share with you very soon.