The Salone del Mobile, hosted each year in Italy’s fashion capital Milan, is one of the most important events in the world of furniture and design, attracting international designers, manufacturers, retailers, and buyers from all over the world.
First held in 1961, the fair has since become a must-attend event for anyone interested in the latest trends and innovations in furniture and design. Each year, the fair showcases the latest products from some of the world’s leading furniture and design companies, as well as emerging talent in the industry.
With a focus on creativity, innovation, and sustainability, Salone del Mobile is a platform for designers and manufacturers to showcase their best work and inspire the industry and designers of the future.
Salone del Mobile 2023 is currently in progress and today we’re sharing several of the most exciting interior design trends that are being showcased at this year’s event.
Sustainability is a trend that has been gaining momentum in the interior design world for several years now, and it is expected to be a major focus at Salone del Mobile in 2023.
With more and more consumers looking for eco-friendly and sustainable products, designers are incorporating sustainable materials, such as bamboo and recycled plastic, into their designs. Additionally, forward-thinking designers are focusing on reducing their carbon footprint by using renewable energy sources and minimizing waste in the manufacturing process.
At this year’s Salone del Mobile, we’ll see plenty of sustainable designs including furniture made from reclaimed wood, recycled glass and organic fabrics such as cotton, linen, and hemp. Additionally, energy-efficient lighting, such as LED bulbs, is trending in the design world for fixtures.
There are several key product examples that embrace the theme of sustainability. For instance, Roda’s collection of outdoor vases is made from entirely natural and ecologically sustainable cork material, and Luxcambra’s Calma lamps are produced with sustainably sourced materials to combine nature and technology.
Modular and multi-functional furniture
Modular and multi-functional furniture is furniture that can be easily reconfigured and adapted to suit different needs and spaces. The modular furniture trend in interior design is all about versatility and flexibility, and it’s becoming increasingly popular as people look for more adaptable and sustainable ways to furnish and maximize the space in their homes.
Modular furniture comes in many different forms. One of the most popular types of modular furniture is modular seating, which consists of individual seating units that can be arranged in various configurations. This allows homeowners to create different seating arrangements to suit their needs, from small intimate gatherings to larger parties.
A great example of this interior design trend at Salone del Mobile 2023 is reelected in Ralik’s modular sofa system that can be used in conjunction or apart to meet life’s demands.
Overall, the modular furniture trend in interior design is all about adaptability and sustainability. By incorporating modular furniture into their homes, homeowners can create versatile and functional spaces that can adapt to their needs.
As technology continues to advance, it’s becoming increasingly common for homes to be equipped with digital tools and devices.
The digital integration trend in interior design refers to the seamless integration of technology into a home’s design, allowing for a more efficient and convenient lifestyle. A common example of this is smart lighting systems which can be programmed to adjust the color and intensity of the lighting to match a homeowner’s mood or activities.
One of the main components of digital integration in interior design is the use of smart home devices. These devices, such as smart thermostats, lighting systems, security systems, and even furniture can be controlled remotely via a smartphone or voice-activated assistant. This allows for greater control over a home’s environment for a more personalized experience. Additionally, these tools can also help reduce energy consumption and costs, which aligns with growing concerns regarding sustainability.
At Salone del Mobile 2023, we can see this trend exhibited across sectors. For instance, in the bathroom design sector, Noken Design exhibits its I-Smart technology that enhances the function of bathroom equipment by allowing users to personalize their experience and reduce the amount of water being used.
Bold colors and patterns
In recent years, minimalism has been the dominant trend in interior design, with clean lines and neutral colors being popular choices. However, in 2023, designers featured at the Salone del Mobile are revealing a shift towards maximalism, with bold colors, patterns, and textures taking center stage.
Designers are experimenting with bright, eye-catching colors and unique patterns to create furniture designs that stand out. This trend is a departure from the more neutral tones that have been popular in the minimalist trend of recent years and is guaranteed to add a touch of personality and originality to any space.
This trend is evidenced in many of the accessories being showcased at this year’s Salone del Mobile, including brightly colored paintings, rugs, and table decorations. There are also wallpaper designs such as YO2’s Paradiso, depicting bright geometric shapes with imagined landscapes, and Paysage Aride, bold and Andalucian-inspired wallpaper from the same company.
Artisanal and handcrafted pieces
In today’s world, mass-produced products have become the norm. However, artisanal and handcrafted pieces are becoming increasingly sought after. At Salone del Mobile 2023, we’ll see furniture and other interior design elements crafted by hand using traditional artisanal techniques from designers around the world.
These design pieces often have a unique character, charm, and beauty that can’t be found in commercially-produced furniture. This trend is evident in the design of furniture, accessories, and textiles that showcase the unique skill and creativity of the maker.
There are many handcrafted furniture designs at this year’s fair, often made from natural materials, such as wood, leather, and metal, and crafted using traditional techniques and tools. For instance, Absis is a collection of tailormade lampshades crafted from clay from the Vacamorta area in the Empordà region of Girona. Each piece has its own identity and leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. Moving towards decorative design, Mezzaluna showcases a collection of handpainted wall coverings combining contemporary design and true craftsmanship.
Salone del Mobile 2023 is guaranteed to be an exciting event for interior design enthusiasts. As we have explored, several design trends, from sustainability to digital integration, are prevalent at this year’s show. Like every year, the 2023 edition of Salone del Mobile promises to showcase the latest and most innovative ideas in interior design.
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