Salone Del Mobile 2017 - Design Trend Watch | Condit
05.15.2017 / Kevin Trainor

Trend Watch: Salone Del Mobile 2017

Salone Del Mobile is one of, if not the biggest design shows in the world. If you’ve been to the Las Vegas convention center, you know it’s enormous. Two million square feet of exhibit space to be exact. Salone’s exhibition space is twice that, at 4.3 million square feet!

Not just a furniture show highlighting both classic and modern design, this year the show also featured workspace design, lighting design, and new designer showcase. And that’s just the show. Add to that a record 1,000 installations in five design districts around the city, and you start to get the picture of how gigantic this show is.

Salone Del Mobile sets the trends for where furniture and design will head in the years to come; color, material, form, function are all showcased and, in many ways, established here. Not to mention, sited as it is in Milan, it’s all smashingly good fun. Style, fashion, history, food and drink, and three hundred and fourty thousand attendees make the city a whirlwind of excitement for a week every April.

Look on to see what our Design Director, Kevin Trainor, saw as the major trends this year at Salone Del Mobile.

 

color trends & creative swatch displays

Harvest gold is making a comeback! Designers are getting creative with showing swatches and material samples.

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space dividing

Creative ways of dividing space was a huge trend at this year’s show. Natural pine was a popular material choice, but also fabric, plastic, and even chain link fencing!

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low ceilings

A strange but apparent trend, low ceilings.

Low ceiling trend in exhibits Low ceiling trend seen at Salone Del Mobile Low ceiling design seen at Saloen Del Mobile

 

geometry

Bold uses of geometry and color were used to transform exhibit spaces into architectural marvels.

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workspaces

On display were many inventive and beautiful examples of office furniture and solutions for workplace privacy.

Workspace solutions at Salone del Mobile Workspace inspiration seen at Salone Del Mobile Workspace privacy ideas at Salone Del Mobile

 

outside installations

Architectural and sculptural installations as well as street & gallery events run throughout all of Milan during Salone.

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kevin’s fav’s

Although nearly impossible to pick favorites, here are a few.

Architectural exhibit ideas seen at Salone Del Mobile Modern seating seen at Salone del Mobile Colorful and fun exhibit seen at Salone Del Mobile Lighting display inspiration seen at Salone Del Mobile Exhibit design at Saloen Del Mobile Art Deco exhibit ideas seen at Saloen Del Mobile