Every April, thousands of people flood Italia’s northern jewel to visit Milan Design Week. Estimating the trends is remarkably challenging because every designer attempts to create a personalised money-making product. However, there are absolute showstoppers like pink colours or piping techniques that will rise through the ranks of stardom.
The original grey colour is a front-runner. This time the undertones feature more warmth, creamy and beige shades. The new grey creates a soothing, elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.
Milan Design Week 2018 introduced few floral and geometric prints: the designers offer to decorate cushions, pouffe and armchairs. The message is to use natural prints like marble or concrete veins, while bright patterns are translated to grand surfaces and walls.
It has been evident that blush colours will conquer 2018. The tones are complemented by orange, terracotta, bordeaux colours, warm yellows, greens, and blues.
Smooth shapes and curvy lines create natural, elegant looks and enhance the softness, creativity and attractiveness. The combination of warm neutral tones and bold accent colours create cosiness and cheer.
Tiny supports and low-level furniture are outdated. Indeed, we can certainly talk about mid-century solutions that celebrate delicate, elegant feet. The open space concept ensured by higher supports expands the interior. Milan Design Week finds inspiration in black supports and dark wood.
Textured upholstery, distinguishable seams, pleating, quilting and an ensemble of multiple textures create new levels of perception.
The wood matches the textiles and becomes darker. Darker tones of nutwood and oak create an exclusive combination with neutral beige solutions, enhances luxe and sophistication.
Curvy lines are balanced by asymmetry solutions conquering the space. One-armed chairs, half-elevated sofas, elbow rests of diverse width impress but sometimes question usability.
Velvet picks up momentum: we see its elements in upholstery, carpets and design details. New trends introduce suede contributing to gentleness, while eco-leather and real leather add to the luxe.
Cushions and accent pillows create layers. These design details are the most impressive means to stylise the interior. The 2018 year inspires us to use a whole variety of fabrics and other materials: unexpected textiles, leather, suede, latex and animalistic ornaments.