As an interior designer, it's important to stay up-to-date with what's happening in the world of design, both in Australia and internationally. That's why I was beyond excited to attend the Salone del Mobile design fair in Milan in April. It was on my bucket list, and I'm still pinching myself that I got to experience it, with 7 other fabulous designers.
The fair is incredibly large, which can be overwhelming, but also exciting. There's so much for the senses to absorb, and the whole city of Milan gets involved and immersed in the world of design for the week, creating a fabulous energy.
The trends picked up at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023 spoke to increasingly comfortable and deliberately harmonious home environments. The other common threads were......
Whether it was sofas, dining tables, coffee tables or shelving, there were curves everywhere.
Fabrics in tones of orange, red, pink and mustards were featured again and again throughtout the fair,
Different materials in unpredictable/unexpected places was also a theme, whether it’s a tile application or leather on a chair or joinery.
There was a strong focus on sustainability over all areas.
To further enhance the harmonious interior, there was lots of layered lighting. While some suppliers have amazing feature pieces, many others focused on softer options, wall lights everywhere and task lighting more subtle than ever.
Overall the lighting at Euroluce was layered and soft, with colour, micxed materials and texturew a strong influence.
I had an amazing time, absorbing everything on offer in Milan and I'm already planning my next trip to an international design fair!