Some of the key trends from the Milan Furniture Fair

Trend 1: Hybrid environment - Furnishing, products, objects and systems adapt elegantly and flexibly to the new lifestyle demands, often even anticipating them – with convivial indoor/outdoor, bedroom/home office and dining/living areas becoming increasingly hybrid. As shown here by Minotti.

Trend 2: Airy rooms with cosy alcoves

Some of the stands belonging to the companies exhibiting at the 2023 Salone are therefore showcasing spaces that flow seamlessly into each other, becoming airy rooms on a number of different levels, or intimate, cosy alcoves in which to familiarise oneself with the new collections in total relaxation. Such as this cosy seating display from Kartell.

Trend 3:  Using shelving to create borders across open spaces

Brightly coloured, sophisticated shelving - creating corners of quiet and relaxation;  inviting us to sit down. Such as from Desalto.



Trend 4: Outdoor Furniture using sustainable materials With an increasing focus on environmental issues and eco-friendliness, many designers are looking for ways to incorporate sustainable materials into their products. At the Salone del Mobile an array of environmentally friendly materials featured such as bamboo, recycled plastics, and reclaimed wood. For example, Gervasoni’s Hashi 09 outdoor armchair, is made from sustainable, lightweight, waterproof fabric and is carefully crafted by artisan weavers. 

As stated by Flexform, their new outdoor collection revolves around poolside pieces like the Camargue family of chairs, the Atlante Light lounger, and the Alcamo family of coffee tables, characterized by tubular aluminium structures machined and curved into unique shapes. Adopting a lightweight structure and wheels, designed to be stackable and easy-to-store in wintertime.  Most of the components Flexform uses to make our products are recyclable. Aluminium and stainless steel are, for example, materials that may be reused multiple times at the end of their life cycle, retaining all their properties.

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