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Milan Furniture Fair 2016: Trends Report

Three days, ten key suppliers, and forty kilometres of walking at Salone del Mobile Milano, the world’s largest furniture fair! It makes for an action-packed week in April, but it’s a great opportunity to keep up-to-date with what’s new from our suppliers and what’s leading the world in commercial furniture design.

Here are some of the key trends for 2016 that we picked up on:

Colours

A handful of fresh pastels working with mature versions of same hue – spearmint, peach, lemon, forest green, salmon, deep red, mustard. And black on black used in very grounding ways.

Milan Furniture Fair 2016 colours

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Materials

Oak for feelings of freshness, walnut for richness, black lacquered timber for class, matt polypropylene for sensibility, interesting metallics for just a touch of glam with copper sitting at the top of the list.

Milan Furniture Fair 2016 materials

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Styles

Smooth easy curves, cool straight lines, familiar friendly Scandinavian and mid-century influences provide the 'oh I’m sure I’ve met you before' feeling, but in a good way.

Milan Furniture Fair 2016 styles

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What's hot now – flavours of Milan 2016…
Eden Office Coco Eden Office Sailor Eden Office sample room – Pure chair Eden Office Amelia Eden Office sample room – Olé chair Camira Synergy fabric
 
Coco
Sailor
Pure
  Amelia
Olé
Camira Synergy