Showing posts from April, 2015

Milan 2015- Colour and Material Trends

Though the Milan Furniture Week is brief, this year’s fair left a remarkable impression on the minds of the furniture enthusiasts who flocked there in large numbers. Apart from the novel designs, innovative furniture, installations and accessories, the colour and material trends played an enormous role in the fair. Last year, blue and orange were the trend colours, but orange played a greater role. Besides, deep yellow, lemon and mustard were highlighted in accents, accessories and upholstery. This year, the furniture colour trends displayed a fusion of colours including marsala, blue, yellow ranging from golden yellow to deep yellow, dark orange, dark pink, purple, lemon green and chartreuse. The colour that clearly played a significant role at the fair was blue, when it comes to furniture and décor. The overwhelming colour set,spread from royal blue to light blue-grey to sapphire blue. Fabrics, plastics, walls, lamps, doors, chair – the colour was everywhere. Apart from fur

Milan 2015- Journey into the World of Furniture

The success of any event is measured by the scale of the turn-out and the overall presentation. Well, this year’s Milan Furniture Fair was received by a large audience of 310,840 of which 69 percent were foreigners. With pavilions across 200,000 sqmts, the fair displayed a plethora of designs, colours, innovations, materials, stunning installations, functional accessories and more, from over 2,000 brands. Apart from the highlights of the first four days in our previous blogs, the last two days also exemplified different components of colour trends, store designs, unique architectural booths, outdoor furniture, and uncommon lighting designs. The Hall of Classical Furniture stood out because of its distinctive and opulent architecture that could mesmerise one. Speaking of architecture, the booths in the space design were visually stimulating, making their presence as important as the furniture itself. Hall of Classical Furniture (Left);  Booths in Space Design at Milan 20

Milan 2015- Fusion of Wonders

With a glimpse of the first impressions, we are back bringing you more designs and trends that caught our attention on the third and fourth day of the fair. As discussed in our previous blog snippet on Euroluce and Workspace 3.0, the exhibits below stole the show with their extraordinary designs. That UNESCO’s “Year of Light” designation for 2015 is an apt one, is evident from the fact that the pavilions in Euroluce were flooded with arrays of unmissable lighting. The most important trend in the lighting section appeared to be how to tell a story. This denotes that contemporary designers have transformed into storytellers. LED light sources took centre stage compared to the traditional light sources.  When it comes to lamps, chandeliers, and bulbs, various kinds of designs and shapes exhibited form beyond function. No amount of adjectives suffice to describe the most attractive light system that filled us with awe: none other than the mood lighting system, which is interactive an

Milan Fair 2015 - A Sneak Peek

Welcome to the world’s largest destination for the latest and finest design and furniture trends- Milan Furniture Week 2015! First impressions usually make a lasting one, so we pulled all trend setting designs or models together to give you a better picture of the highlights and events that took place during the last two days.  Past dawn as the doors flinged open, the most awaited furniture and design fair was unwrapped for designers, architects, furniture retailers, interior decor professionals, and driven enthusiasts to explore and experience the novel trends in furniture and design. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made his way as an early visitor and spoke about the event at the inauguration.  Eye Catching booth at Milan Euroluce held its opening ceremony celebrating its 28th edition and the International Year of Light proclaimed by UNESCO.  The installation “Favilla -To every light a voice”, by architect Attilio Stocchi explored the essence of light making it a cen

Milan 2015 – Peek into the World’s Largest Furniture Fair

The only place you will spot an array of novel designs and the very latest in furniture is at this year’s Salone del Mobile , which is just around the corner. After 54 years of its existence, from promoting Italian furniture and accessories on the export market, to becoming the world's largest international furniture trade fair , the Milan Design Week and Furniture Fair has made an impeccable imprint on the furniture industry. Attracting global participation, the Fair has over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 200,000 sq mt of exhibition space and draws over 300,000 visitors every year from more than 160 countries. In addition to the Salone del Mobile , which is split into Classic, Modern and Design, there’s the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and the SaloneSatellite, which will be flanked by the biennial International Lighting Exhibition (Euroluce) and Workplace3.0 (SaloneUfficio). Visitors at a previous year's event Courtesy: Eurolu

Milan Furniture Fair 2015 - 'LIVE' Updates by Simply Sofas

Brace yourself for the 54th edition of the Milan Furniture Week aka iSaloni 2015 which will embark this April 14-19th. Like every year, this year’s fair is speculated to be even more exuberant and commodious accommodating around 3 lakhs visitors to witness the furniture wonders of the world from around 160 countries. Milan, like no other fair in the world defines and shapes the future of how you live. The fair unveils new materials, trends, colours, engineering, manufacturing and innovation - presenting you a host of creativity and craftsmanship that’s behind the work. In this day it is not only the world's largest conglomeration of designers, architects, interior decor professionals, and renowned furniture brands but also a benchmark for the furniture industry. Furniture being an integral part of our industry, we are delighted to share the happenings at Milan - 'LIVE', and keep you abreast to catch up with the new design & trends as it unveils. Recap of Milan