Fall In Love With The Hottest Trends: Salone del Mobile Milano 2024

By Thao Minh

1. Incorporate vintage

The first interior trend spotted is the use of vintage design, highlighting the seamless combination of historical and modern aesthetics in furniture design.

Top Left to Right: Lodes, Zaha Hadid Design, Matt McKay
Bottom Left to Right: Gabriele e Oscar Buratti, Jiang Qiong Er & Roche Bobois

2. Maximalism

Maximalism in furniture design brings a vibrant and visually stimulating environment, characterised by bold colours and intricate details. Despite its lesser presence this year, maximalism remains significant for its ability to create unique, expressive spaces that showcase personality and creativity.

3. Minimalism

Minimalism design this year, emphasises clean lines and functionality, creating spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. This approach reduces elements to their essentials, fostering a sense of calm and clarity in living environments.

Top Left to Right: FontanaArte x Gucci, STUDIO UMUT YAMAC, Rick Tegelaar
Bottom Left to Right: TAKT’s designs, Jesse Visser

4. Quiet luxury

Unlike minimalism, which often prioritises simplicity, quiet luxury blends minimalism’s clean lines with a rich sense of warmth, elegance and refinement through high-quality materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and a focus on sustainability and ethical values, creating a sophisticated ambience.

5. Future Technology/ Futuristic

Future technology in furniture design integrates digital and physical elements to create interactive, multifunctional pieces that enhance user experience. It also focuses on sustainability through advanced materials and eco-friendly technologies.

Top Left to Right: Rive Roshan, Accurat & Emiliano Ponzi
Bottom Left to Right: Lexus, ecoLogicStudio

Blue hues appear in furniture design, with various collections incorporating shades ranging from deep navy to serene azure. This trend taps into the desire for calming and nature-inspired elements, offering a sense of tranquillity and connection to the natural world within interior spaces.

Top Left to Right: Lodes, Archiproducts Milano
Bottom: Accurat & Emiliano Ponzi

7. Bold colours

In contrast to blue hues, bold colours make a statement in furniture design, with dynamic lights, striking red metal sculptures, and playful collections embracing vibrant hues.

Top Left to Right: Rive Roshan, Gabriel Tan
Bottom Left to Right: IKEA, Daniele Basso

Earthy tones in furniture design create a balanced and inviting atmosphere. These colours provide a warm and grounding effect, even harmoniously blending bold and subtle hues to enhance any space without being overpowering.

Monochromatic furniture focuses on a single colour palette, creating a cohesive and harmonious look that emphasises simplicity and elegance, thereby enhancing the visual flow and creating a tranquil, unified space.

10. Metal and Mirror design

Collaborative spaces in furniture design emphasise the importance of partnerships between designers and material experts, showcasing how shared creative visions can drive innovation, resulting in groundbreaking designs and immersive installations.

12. Curved silhouettes/ Arches shapes

Last but not least, sustainability and reducing waste through the use of sustainable materials in furniture have become major trends, with brands increasingly prioritising eco-friendly practices. This shift reflects growing consumer demand for environmentally responsible products and has been a significant focus in the industry over the past few years.

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