“Insights from Salone del Mobile 2017”

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NEWS & ACTIVITY - 16 JUN 2017

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Recently I just came back from my annual design trip to Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan. Some people asked me, why I go to the Salone every year. Am I not getting bored about this annual event? What's the importance on going there again and again? Actually, in the contrary, Salone del Mobile and all its conjunction events is that time of the year I've been always waiting for.

 

Here are the reasons why

Going to Salone del Mobile is so refreshing and full of new ideas. I notice that my design approach and knowledge are shaped and improved.

 

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BAXTER

 

In conjunction with this biggest furniture fair in the world, there are also the Fuorisalone and Milan Design Week. And for this year, is also the time for Trienalle. So many exhibitions and installations around the city, I never had enough time to visit them all. Do you know a fun fact about this event? It's bigger than any other event in Milan, including Milan Fashion Week!

 

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LOUIS VUITTON - OBJECT NOMADE

 

 

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HERMES

 

Most of the time we will see the latest trend in interior design, especially furniture, debuting in Salone del Mobile.

Time to time, I also noticed that in Salone del Mobile, we can summarize the latest color and material scheme, which will be big in the following year. And for 2017 I still see a lot of green (from mint green to jade green), pink (soft pastel pink), and teal blue. Minerals in furniture are still going strong: brass, rose gold, and various kinds of marble and onyx.

 

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MINOTTI

 

 

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LUALDI

 

 

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BAXTER

 

Famous Architects and Designers sighting. A lot of them are in Milan during the Salone. For this year, there are Yabu Pushelberg, Andre Fu, Jaime Hayon, Nendo, etc. If you are lucky enough, you will meet and even talk to some of them!

 

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OUR DIRECTOR WITH CHI WING LO

 

Since trends are always changing, I think it’s important to keep learning about it. Salone del Mobile is one of the many exhibitions that help me understand the rapid change and create a new breakthrough at my work. That’s why it never goes wrong to go there over and over again.

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