The Salone del Mobile celebrated its 50th birthday this year. Furniture companies, and the designers who work for them, stepped up to the plate with terrific new designs that pay full attention to the economy and current lifestyle changes. This was by far the best show I’ve seen in the years I’ve attended. Let’s take peek at what’s coming your way.
The typical straight lines and black and white colors that we think of when it comes to contemporary furniture are still on hand, but say hello to soft pastels and vibrant colors. They were everywhere and not just in lighting and accessories. Color is a major trend in furnishings.
Patricia Urqioula’s Klara Collection for Moroso. This was one of my favorites. I love the soft pink and the knit pattern.
Another super, super favorite were these antique carpets found everywhere. These are from Roche Bobois. I also saw them at Moroso and elsewhere. They’re bleached and then re-dyed using vibrant color. Again, color rules everywhere.
Lighting makes a colorful presentation from Norman Copenhagen. Bau pendant lamp takes its design from Calder, don’t you think?
Moroso has teamed up with Diesel to create a line of furnishings designed for hipsters (like me of course!). The soft lines of this sofa bed and the shock of color from the tables and carpet are awesome! Totally. More about this line later dude.
These vibrant tables come Carlos Pellicer, a student from Mexico’s Centro Diseño Cine Television. Good work. Maybe one day, The College for Creative Studies, where I studied, will have a booth. Are you listening Rick?
These creative chairs called Reversible, hail from a young designer, Nicola Staubli. The covers can be changed out as you like. Blue one day, Orange the next. The frame also comes apart to create an upright or low-rider.
Her’es another look at those awesome carpets. But let’s look at the colorful Paper Plane chairs designed by Doshi Levin.Again, we’re seeing pastels, soft brown and the traditional black.
If you’re thinking that you’ll never be able to afford these haute couture originals never fear. They’ll be restyled a bit and find their way into more affordable lines. Be patient.
And that’s it for today. Stay tuned for another major trend later this week. Tah for now!