Latest decorative trends showcased in Milan – iSaloni 2013

Every year there is a week in the calendar specially marked by creative professionals around the world. That week is April 8th to 14th, when the latest design and trends meet in Milan.

This 2013, the 52nd edition of the  Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the 27th edition of Cosmit The Salone Internazionale del Complemento d’Arredo took place from April 9th to 14th in the large halls of the exhibition center in Rho, just outside Milan.

During the same dates, there were held many interesting exhibitions such as the biannual Euroluce (lighting elements) and SaloneUfficio (new spaces in the workplace) and the 16th edition of Salone Satellite, a space dedicated to young designers worldwide.

Too many trends, new products and design together to not be present… so we took our suitcases and moved to Milan to hunt the latest trends presented at the world design capital toward to rest of the world.

La Dolce Vita….

iSaloni has become the leading showcase for trends relating to decoration and interior design. An exhibition that brings together designers from around the world to show unpublished pieces of furniture and interior accessories.

The well positioned brand “Made in Italy” enables to communicate in a very well-defined style the innovation and design culture as  key elements to the global presentation.

Different spaces created outside the fairground let us discover emerging talents and established firms from another point of view. Tortona Design Week, Fuori Salone and Salone Satellite allow us to observe many creative spaces of brands and artists who come with an emotional and intelligent strategy and a totally differentiating message to the Fair, that keeps on being an important meeting point and corporate business.

Under the slogan “Crafts and Design: Together for the industry” the Salone Satellite also offers us the chance to meet emerging designers under 35 years coming from the international design schools and proposing a new view, sometimes risky and sometimes differentiating, for many prototypes for decoration.

Outstanding trends…

Nordic style, warm interiors characterized by the use of wood, noble elements and other natural materials, simplicity and economy of resources creating rustic scenarios combining modern design accessories and traditional materials. All the elements used in interior design pay great attention to details and on the basis of pastel colors.

Artistic style with a retro air. A rescue of the retro trend with the use of materials and decorative elements of the past has been imposed in this fair. As an indicator of what is happening today, interior design proposes a resource economy by using materials and designs that have worked in the past.

Lighting. We have seen a type of decorative lighting where the elements used don’t go unnoticed playing an important role in decoration. Not to mention the importance of technology and the use of LED as a differentiator factor, creating experimental compositions in the lighting field.

Conclusions…

The key to success at the fair is to apply ingenuity and innovation when decorating…

Positivism, mix of cultures and much emotional style…

Interior design and harmony in the elements used + simple decoration + good lighting…