Trends and impressions from the Milan Furniture Fair

red dot online presents the current forms, colours and materials

The "Salone del Mobile” has long been regarded as a reliable trend barometer by the industry, and the Milan furniture fair is itself now becoming a trend. During the presentation of the red dot award at the trade fair, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec and Elmar Schüller took in the latest trends in living room, furniture and luminaire design. Those who are interested in the current developments will find a fascinating survey of the latest forms, colours, materials and moods at the Milan Furniture Fair in our brief trend report and our photo galleries.

In general, it can be seen that the 70s are still being quoted in the language of colours and forms. There are however an increasing number of links to the colours of the eighties: black and white are on the up again! Whereas on the one hand reduction verging on asceticism dominates, the parallel trend towards décor, tradition and voluptuousness is also booming. Ingo Maurer with is conceptual approach of "kitsch and poetry” is diametrically opposed to Armani, who appears more reduced, classical and without frills than ever before in order to project prestige by understatement.

The search for new markets in the fields of wellness and body care is also striking: Alessi and Cappellini have set out to conquer the bathroom and are backing reduced, sculptural asceticism. An interesting detail: the functional elements are preferably from Germany, for instance from Dornbracht.

Find out more about the individual developments in our trend galleries on the topics of colours, forms and materials. Enjoy your stroll!