It is not only colours, but eras as well, that mingle in Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s homey collages of combined single pieces. The various living environments presented with a blend of innovations, updates and familiar classics could hardly be more diverse: constant companions from the 1950s, such as the Eames Plastic Chair now resurrected with fibreglass shells and 14 new colours that correspond in part to the original design stand beside Hella Jongerius’ Vlinder sofa, a new design by the Dutch designer. The sofa features covers in colourful patchwork; its bulky upholstery recalls that of the 1970s. Everything is permitted. And the postmodern as a combination of various timelines is again en vogue.
Postmodern Revisited: Current Design Trends from the Salone del Mobile in Milan
At the world’s largest furniture fair, 2,418 exhibitors from 43 different countries presented their trends and innovations; lighting manufacturers attended the Euroluce fair as well. Altogether, 390,000 people visited the fairgrounds in Rho. The exhibition halls received them with designs that celebrate a daring combination of colours and various epochs.
Interior Design Trends from the Furniture Fair
Curry yellow and pink combined with terracotta: for the interface between living and working, the Venetian label Arper has refined its product palette with additions and innovations presented under the heading “Soft(er)”. The modular panel collection known as Paravan, designed by Lievore Altherr of Barcelona, has been extended by a set of accessories that support the organization and individual design of spaces. The patterns, materials and colours of the modular system can be combined according to personal taste.