This years edition of Milan Design Week just ended and we selected a curated selection of the best trends presented at the shows.
When a piece of luxury furniture is individually handcrafted, it instantly adds a distinct and personal touch to it. This year, Salone Del Mobile showed an increased interest in handmade products by independent designers over big-box offerings. Handmade products require artistry and skills which, once combined, give life to pieces greatly enriched by the care and personal attention invested.
BrHands Foundation opened their doors and promoted a live workshop to see skilled labor on site. Anyone that joined had the experience of trying the leaf gilding technique with the help of their skilled artisans and jewelers.
1stDibs was the first to unveil the newest material trend for 2018: natural stones. After a period of the brass-and-marble combo that dominated our Instagram feed the past few years, we are finally getting a break.
Natural stones like black Marquina marble will be on the rise this year and that is perfectly illustrated with the new furniture collection of QTA.
THE RISE OF THE 3D PRINTING
The media hype for 3D printing has been very high in the last few years. During the 2018 Milan Design Week, Locatelli and his team at CLS Architetti created a 3D printed house. The walls were meticulously printed in Milan just for the occasion.
The building’s core was assembled with only concrete and a 3D printer, the rest of the fine detail work was assembled by hand. The result is this elegant little flat with a garden on its roof.
The time for the millennial pink and all it similar variations is over. In 2018, interiors will be bold, with energizing colors like red, yellow, rich blues and electrifying violets.
During Milan Design Week, Hermès presented their new home collections at Museo Della Permanente, comprising an eclectic line of objects, furnishings, fabrics, and wallpapers. Color, materials, and craftsmanship were expressed in seven architectural structures entirely covered with Moroccan zellige, a small square tile made of glazed earthenware.
People are seeking to participate in deep, immersive experiences that take them away from the reality of their daily lives and enrich their experience of the world around them. Experiences that deliver a sense of theatre and thrill that are truly worthy of sharing.
MVRDV collaborated with Bulgari to create an art installation based on three defining elements of design – materials, modularity, and color. With all three combined an immersive space made up of uniquely crafted scales invited visitors into the craft of jewelry making during Milan Design Week 2018. MVRDV‘s installation transforms Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti bracelet into a spatial experience. The installation aims to introduce the visitor a world of precious and unconventional materials with each scale made from the Italian jewelry brand’s repertoire.