10 tips to boast that you've been at the Salone del Mobile in Milan

You have not had time or opportunity to approach Milan this year. Does not matter. The most important show about design for the environment can be summarized in a few tips that will convince locals and foreigners that you have been there nudging you with the thousands of enthusiastic visitors who toured the exhibitions. Here is what you should know about Milan 2016:

1. More wood …! Wood, wood and more wood … All companies opt for the warmest material in walnut or oak finishes. The Nordics continue with the ash.


15th Groundpiece of Flexform, cult to wood


2. Become a Swede. The Nordic style continues to evolve in the hands of designers who have found a good taste in residential decoration. And it occurs throughout Europe.


Aura of Treku

3. For tastes, colors. The German Hella Jongerius presented a specific universe commissioned by Vitra, in a space outside the fair, which demonstrates her mastery and the power of a range of well-worked colors. No discussion.
Color Machine by Hella Jongerius at Casa Vitra

4. Me, Tarzan. Trend Jungle: an exotic and tropical tributary of the ever present Nature trend. This time with more green, more intensity and more suffocation.


Dedon stand with pieces designed by Sebastian Herkner.

5. He takes the Techno. New technologies also reach the world of furniture. The aeronautical industry has inspired the development of a material based on carbon fiber that is only 2 mm thick. The Kartell chairs designed by Piero Lissoni weigh only 2.2 kg. As a light computer


Piuma, by Piero Lissoni, for Kartell, they only weigh 2 kilos.

6. The old Rokeros never die. The classics of design return with more force than ever to claim good work, their eternal status and, incidentally, to bet on pieces that are safe values.


La Toledo, one of the most universal chairs, of the great Jorge Pensi, now produced in plastic material by Resol.


7. The kitchens are changing . The companies bet on programs that are confused with those of the living room to mix in happy intimacy, without complexes or jealousy. Bulthaup rented a church to show it. Essential


The new b3 System kitchen presented by Bulthaup

8. Spain is no longer different. Spanish names weigh more and more in the international design exhibition: Urquiola, Quitllet, Hayón, Lievore, Marmalade, Pensi. But do not get our hopes high. The surnames are Spanish but their studies are European.


Milá, by Jaime Hayón for Magis.

9. Diesel furniture. The collaborations between the world of fashion and furniture are becoming more frequent and fruitful: Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, G-Star … Fashion brings coherence and audacity to a sector rather pacato, which is nothing


Diesel works with Moroso, Foscarini and Scavolini in an irresistible home program. For the one who signs this, the best of the best.

10. Positive afterthought. This year has been the recovery of visitors. It had been years since we saw so many people in the corridors elbowing each other. Scusi, Scusi … Everyone was happy and that's a good sign.


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