Amazing Milan: discover the highlights of the Salone del Mobile 2019
This year’s inspiring Salone del Mobile in Milan has drawn to a close! During Design Week, the entire city of Milan lives and breathes interior design. For six whole days, the city is transformed into a major art and culture festival, a true feast for the eyes. We were definitely impressed! Our stylists Imke and Marloes headed into the city to visit the trendiest hotspots and catch a glimpse of the latest trends and highlights.
In this blog, we take you with us to the city and the furniture fair and show you what caught our eye in Milan:
from left to right | DUTCH INVERTUALS, ARPER, AND MASTERLY
There’s no escaping the circle in Milan! It’s the ultimate symbol of unity, perfection, and eternity. Rounded shapes are also in abundance, creating a sense of completeness that softens and relaxes any interior. There is an explosion of beautiful colour combinations, with lots of warm earthy shades, such as reddish-brown, terracotta, and dusty rose. And there’s no avoiding patterns and prints, such as the wallpaper designed by Melissa Peen at Masterly. Her latest range of wallpaper is inspired by the painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
The Italian brand Gucci opened a pop-up store in the centre of Milan for the duration of the Salone del Mobile.
Gucci’s new interior collection reflects the eclectic, romantic style of the fashion house, and includes prints, bold colours, and lots of references to flora and fauna. It comprises beautiful porcelain dinnerware, rugs with fringing, embroidered velvet cushions in the shape of animals, and shell-shaped armchairs inspired by 1950s Hollywood.
from left to right | GUCCI, VITRA, AND DEDON
What makes an interior authentic? Not the large sofas, chairs, or trendy dining tables, but the small personal items, such as a work of art, framed photographs, and souvenirs from an unforgettable trip. Items purchased not only for aesthetic reasons but also for emotional reasons result in a rich collage of materials and styles that are personal and infused with an eccentric charm. This delightful house exudes a passion for craftsmanship and textiles.
from left to right | MAARTEN BAAS AND CARLOS AMORALES
Experience it! And last but certainly not least, we were filled with wonder at the exhibition of the designer Maarten Baas in Ventura Centrale and let’s not forget the exhibition displaying the work of Carlos Amorales. Hordes of black butterflies of various sizes and species cover the grand staircase, mirrors, walls, and doors of the Milan-based Fondazione Adolfo Pini. We had to queue for an hour and a half, but it was worth it!