This year's exhibition was especially fascinating and challenging for us. We have set on our journey with the whole team and collected a lot of material and information to acquaint you with the most prominentfactories. In this blogpost we will share our recap of the exhibition, supported byavideo presentation, complemented with our impressions and knowledge of each factory.
As for the main trends this year, we have identified the following:
The color scheme has become very soft, pastel. Many factories preferred white, sand color, light shades of mustard and some bright accents of wine and burgundy colors, but also in pastel tones. We couldn’t be more happy with such a matter of things, as the light natural range is one of our favorites in the studio.
This fabric has been spotted in the furniture upholstery ofa significant number of factories this year, although it was previously widely spread mainly among Scandinavian manufacturers - GUBI, for example.
For the first time we saw this fabric at Moroso factory, which was interesting and unconventional. And now, after many years, this method is being adopted in other factories. We'll see if our customers are ready for such a finish, or they will get cautious and stick to the same old.
Many factories have added a metal rim along the bottom edge of the furniture, which facilitates construction and makes it airy at the base. This technique is an interesting, eye-catching element that contrasts with the soft texture of the sofafabric, armchair or chair.
The seams of upholstered furniture in several factories were made in such a way that it created the feeling of peeking underlay. It could either be in tone with the color of the furniture, or on the contrary - contrasting with the main upholstery. Very unconventional reception!
As for the decoration of walls, floors and partly furniture, terrazzo is gaining momentum. And it is not surprising, because such a finish looks interesting, soft and natural. What surprised us was the fact that such a print passed on to fabric, and even to the glass for lamps. Let's see what will happen next, whether this trend continues in its development.
Several factories presented chairs, armchairs and even small sofas in which, instead of legs, the back or part of the seat falls on the floor. This technique looks stunning.
Many factories positioned each of their display groups as a separate solution, which they recommend for the whole room. This greatly simplifies the choice and helps customers to “unveil the furniture in its true beauty, understand how to combine with each other complex shades and fabrics.
It’s worth highlighting the introduction of interactive solutions to light and light technologies. The FLOS stand, or rather the entrance to the stand in the form of a tunnel with an interactive wall, became the most striking example that filled the social network. A beam of light directed at the wall in the form of an image was like a button, when pressed, the picture came to life, and one could observe a particular plot related to well-known design objects.
Another interesting technique that can be traced on several stands is dangling lamps in the form of ribbons that can go along the ceiling, then go down the wall or simply through air, go from room to room, combining space. It looks fascinatingly beautiful!
We were very pleased with the budget factories Tomasella and Sangiacomo which began to use metal profiles to which the doors are fixed. Earlier we saw the same solution at Rimadesio, but not everyone can afford this factory’s goods.
You can mount the door on the profile and make wardrobes in niches without side and rear walls. This technique helps, on the one hand, to save costs, and on the other - the use of metal unites space, allowing you not to put partitions inside the cabinet. This contributes to the lighter and overall better appearance of the dressing room, in our opinion. Also, light strips can be embedded in such a profile, i.e. by removing partitions in which the LED strip had previously been embedded, we do not deprive the wardrobe of light.
We hope you find it interesting. To be continued!
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