Trends to follow from Milan design week 2017
The Milan Design week, also known as Oscars of design, is a fair held annually in Milan to promote the best in furniture design and accessories. It has become the global event in the design industry calendar.
Exhibitors from all facets of design including furniture, lighting, kitchen and bathroom accessories, and from all parts of the world, now descend to Milan to display their most exciting innovations and newest creations to the world's top interior designers, stylists and media.
The trends often emerge from the week-long schedule of exhibitions, product launches, talks, parties and installation unveilings. In addition, many important brands located in the design districts introduce their new collections and host special events for a totally unmatchable demonstration.
This year more than 2000 exhibitors from 165 countries participated in the event. Like every year, this year too the design week was very well acknowledged and the themes were not isolated from what we witnessed last year!
For those of you who couldn’t follow and even for those of you who were able to, we would like to highlight the major trends observed at the Design Week 2017! From invisible technology to simple yet meticulously crafted furniture, all were the hot topics conferred and displayed at Milan this edition.
The concept of 'Modern Luxury' is making our life more simpler and easier – this thought has not only been fundamentally highlighted during the various fairs, exhibitions and installations but also majorly supported by Designer Yves Behar who says that, ‘Our definition of luxury has completely shifted in recent years. Whereas luxury used to be about rarity and inaccessibility, luxury is now about ease, in other words, it enables us to navigate the world with ease.’ We truly agree to this thought as it for sure resonates to the current characterisation of Luxury.
Courtesy: www.cnn.com The Frame Samsung 'art mode' television by Yves Behar
For Christopher Jenner, modern luxury can still be found in references to the past. We often hear this phrase around us – ‘Less is more’; not only does this appeal and reflect our choices but also largely impacts the results of the selections made in terms of designs and ambience layouts.
The slow collection for stellar works by Space Copenhagen backed this trending thought by highlighting their latest collection that blends mid-century Danish and classic Japanese design values, keeping decoration to a minimum to enhance the focus on detail and shape. The collection was crafted from oak, walnut and ash.
Courtesy: www.cnn.com Slow collection for Stellar Works by Space Copenhagen
IKEA launched their new modular sofa bed with no hardware required and installation becoming easier. This kind of modular product is in-keeping with IKEA's move towards more sustainable production. IKEA and Tom Dixon have also revealed the results of their collaboration: a modular bed - Delaktig that "explores notions of adaptability and future-proofing".
Courtesy: www.dezeen.com Delaktig modular bed designed by Tom Dixon
Delaktig is a bed and sofa that can be modified into different styles of furniture throughout its lifetime. Dixon sees the bed as an open-source "platform for living" that can be transformed through third-party add-ons.
3M design and Stefano Boeri Architetti collaborated on an installation that combines sustainability, materials design and architecture. This vitrines an expression of what can happen when materials and architecture are combined in new and creative ways; and when there is a shared passion for sustainability and a vision to make life better.
Besides the most well-established districts, the 2017 edition of Fuorisalone has welcomed the newly born Isola Design District, a new hub for design and creativity right under the shade of the Milanese skyscrapers and the Bosco Verticale.
For those of you who wouldn’t know, the show, also known as "Salone", "Milano Salone", "Fuorisalone" and "Milan Design Week," is held every year, usually in April, in the FieraMilano complex in the Milan metropolitan area town of Rho.
Now let’s wait and comprehend how these trends and launches that were talk of the town this year at the Milan Design Week fair in the upcoming days and months; and we look forward to something yet more exciting and innovative at MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018!