# 7 Interior Design Trends from Milan Design Week 2024

2024-04-23 |
 7 Interior Design Trends from Milan Design Week 2024
What remains of Milan Design Week? From the 62nd edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano to the Fuorisalone, here are the interior design trends for 2024/2025 to keep in mind for furnishing projects

Milan Design Week 2024: unprecedented edition

Milan Design Week has just ended and confirmed its attractive power with important participation numbers. The 62nd edition of the Salone del Mobile, recorded a 17.1 percent increase over 2023, testifying to its leading role in the international design and furniture scene. The Fuorisalone was no less impressive either: the kermesse, which is spread across the city's various neighborhoods, boasts an unprecedented edition, with a 23 percent increase over the previous year. The credit for the success should be attributed to a wide offer of events and presentations from the most diverse common themes such as reflection on sustainability and the relationship with the home, but also contamination between design, fashion and art.

At the end of the industry's most important week, it is time to identify the main trends that will dominate the interior design scene.

Actually, more than new trends we can talk about reconfirmations.

1. Tailor Interiors: not only Boiserie

An increasingly frequent need in interior design is to create additional settings without resorting to walls. Customized partitions, boiserie and self-supporting wardrobes with flush-to-the-wall doors which are not just architectural solutions, but furnishing elements that enrich the spaces and give greater personality. In this sense, Lualdi has explored the expressive potential of its systems, delving into the customization of finishes. The result is RITMO, the common thread of the stand at the Salone del Mobile: glass and wood are harmoniously punctuated by an alternating succession of colors and geometric patterns that excavate the material. A catalog with infinite possibilities for customizing surfaces curated by Lissoni&Partners. Unique decorations for designer interiors. Molteni&C also responds to the need to create intermediate passages with personality in indoor environments, involving a duo of designers known for their meticulous approach. Studio Klass thus introduces the Arial boiserie system which can reach a height of 4 and a half meters and integrate flush, double-sided, pivot and sliding swing doors, with or without handles, as well as with locks.

A project "in progress" conceived to adapt to the ever-evolving needs of contemporary living.

Arial thus offers tailor-made solutions both in terms of design and customisation, going beyond the boundaries of classic boiserie and summarizing the excellence and refinement, values ​​of Molteni&C.

From above - Lualdi, Molteni&C

2. Burgundy Passion

There's no doubt: it's the time of burgundy. The shade, halfway between burgundy and ruby red, evokes a sense of mystery and depth, an emotion that must have resonated with various brands, as it was a common color spot in many stands at the Salone del Mobile.

Minotti, Gallotti&Radice, Lago, and Baxter are just a few of the companies that have embraced burgundy for their 2024 collections.

While at the fair it was a color seen here and there, juxtaposed with other hues like orange and green, at the Fuorisalone it had no rivals: Sabato De Sarno, creative director of Gucci, literally embraced the darkest red, dedicating the title of the presentation "Rosso Ancora" to it, reinterpreting five icons of Italian design in burgundy, the new signature color of the label.

From above - Minotti, Baxter, Lago, Kristalia, Molteni&C, Gucci

3. Curved Forms

"Curved forms" was already a trend last year, but this edition has definitely confirmed it: rounded silhouettes are the preferred shape in many collections. Sinuous lines are applied to upholstery and now also to furniture and home accessories. This is the case with the half-moon bedside tables by Meridiani or the cylindrical sideboard by Gallotti & Radice, as well as Poliform's Duke model, where the rigor is lightened by curved perimeter lines, the result of masterful woodworking.

From above - Meridiani, Modulnova, Gallotti&Radice, Minotti, and Molteni&C

4. Retro Vibes: Tribute to the '70s and Beyond...

Uno sguardo al passato ma senza cedere alla nostalgia: un sentimento comune a tanti stand decretando così la nascita di un nuovo trend che celebra appunto l'estetica del passato. La collezione Supermoon di Minotti disegnata da Giampiero Tagliaferri omaggia i fasti degli anni Settanta declinandola in un sistema modulare di imbottiti, dove le forme arrotondate si amalgamano perfettamente con angoli più definiti, da completare con  tavolini, panche e una poltrona. Le contaminazioni vintage sono stato infine amplificate con interventi nell'allestimento dello stand: pareti in palissandro e pavimenti in moquette.

Molteni&C, al suo 90esimo anniversario, ha riportato in auge il lavoro del maestro milanese Piero Portaluppi attraverso una collezione ideata dal direttore creativo Vincent Van Duysen, che evidenzia la raffinatezza progettuale degli anni Trenta.

Superfici lucide, laccature, divani in pelle, pezzi in vernice (Meritalia) basi dei tavoli, dettagli in acciaio: in generale tutti questi elementi ci hanno fatto comprendere un ritorno al passato.

A look back at the past without succumbing to nostalgia: a common sentiment among many stands, thus heralding the birth of a new trend that celebrates the aesthetics of the past. Minotti's Supermoon collection, designed by Giampiero Tagliaferri, pays homage to the splendor of the 1970s, interpreting it in a modular system of upholstered furniture, where rounded shapes blend perfectly with more defined angles, to be completed with tables, benches, and an armchair. Vintage influences were further amplified with interventions in the stand setup: rosewood walls and carpeted floors.

For its 90th anniversary, Molteni&C brought back the work of Milanese master Piero Portaluppi through a collection conceived by creative director Vincent Van Duysen, highlighting the design sophistication of the 1930s.

Glossy surfaces, lacquers, leather sofas, pieces in varnish (Meritalia), table bases, steel details: overall, these elements made us understand a return to the past.

From above - Minotti, Molteni&C, Cassina, Poliform, Poltrona Frau

5. Light Woods

Ash, teak, raw oak, natural oak are the new essences that we will soon welcome into living spaces. Dark woods always endure, but this new wave of light woods is sure to make an impact in design.

These essences evoke a sense of intimacy in the environment, softening the visual rigor that furniture has accustomed us to, and allowing us to appreciate the natural grain that stands out more thanks to the light finish.

From above - Flexform, Riflessi, Minotti, Gallotti&Radice, Campeggi, Bonaldo, Kristalia, Maxalto

6. Marble Everywhere

Marble surfaces, whether they're made of real marble, ceramic, or resin, are the big confirmations of this Milan Design Week 2024. They continue to inspire the world of interior design, and it's not hard to understand why: they offer finishes that cater to all tastes, with a catalog present in nature: from subtle gradients to more pronounced veins, in various shades.

The use of marble or marble-effect ceramics is "integral" with sculptural and monolithic pieces that enrich the environment with timeless elegance, but it's also "moderate" in dialogue with woods, lacquers, or metals, covering small elements and details: the top of a table or furniture, the backsplash of a kitchen, or inserts.

For example, Cattelan Italia offers the new Colosseo ceramic finish, which adds to the Keramik collection, with veins ranging from milk white to walnut, with warm and subtle punctiform shades. Thanks to the most advanced precision techniques, the small cavities typical of the original stone are reproduced with a slightly granular texture to the touch.

Riflessi has also collaborated with ceramic companies such as Marazzi for the Silver Root finish and with Florim for the Noisette Lucido finish.

Most of the marbles seen during Milan Design Week are Verde Alpi, travertine, and Rosso Levanto.

From above - Eforma, Poliform, Minotti, Cattelan Italia, Riflessi, Modulnova, Visionnaire

7. Corner Closure

A recurring feature during this Milan Design Week 2024 is the corner closure mechanism, found in many furnishings. More than just an aesthetic trend, it's an interesting technical detail that makes the door appear cleaner with a continuous effect.

From above - Modulnova, Poliform, Idea Group

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