12-17 April 2016
By Dieneke Ferguson and Manuel Ruiz-Adame
Click on the images below to find out more about our visit to Milan for the Milan Design Week in 2016 and the Salone del Mobile and Salone Satelite.
We didn’t have long in Milan. Manuel and myself arrived on Tuesday 12 April in the evening and flew back on Saturday 16 April. We are always struggling with time as our list of what we would like to see never works within the limited time available.
This year we were pleased that 4 of the designers that are selling on the Hidden Art E-Shop were exhibiting in different places across Milan. We have written about their shows alongside other designers whose shows we really liked. They are Bright Potato, Curvalinea, Kukka and SO KLARA.
There was a lot to see this year in Milan and it takes time to digest it all back at home. But some of the trends we spotted were:
- The eclectic nature of the shows – with a myriad of inspirations
- Indirect focus on Brasil and the Rio 2016 Olympics. Jungle plants and design; bright and bold colours
- Focus on materials, its uses and sustainability
- Food and design
- The craftsmanship behind the design
Click on the images below for further details.