It’s known the best design trends arise from the world’s biggest design fair, Milan Design Week. Even though this year’s event was smaller than usual, it was no different! Design Limited Edition brings five design trends that emerged this year, the best and most brilliant ideas you’ll want to remember.
Bamboo has been used in furniture, kitchenware, and buildings for centuries. This material is strong, light, and flexible, and at Milan Design Week 2021 it had a comeback. A multimedia installation, Bamboo Ring, was created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which resembles a bamboo slinky and transmits orchestral scores composed by Japanese violinist Midori Komachi. Besides, bamboo was used over at the ICA Milano, as the designer Michael Anastassiades applied it as a backbone for a forest of floor lamps in the exhibition “Cheerfully Optimistic About the Future.”, and at Nilufar Depot, bronze furnishings by Milanese designer Osanna Visconti are made to look like bamboo.
It’s clear this year, the breaking-all-the-rules designs of the late ’60s and ’70s are coming back, and so are playful inflatables. In 1967, the Italian Designers – Paolo Lomazzi, Donato D’Urbino, and Jonathan De Pas, created a famous inflatable chair in see-through PVC plastic with the Italian furniture brand Zanotta that exhibited this radical style perfectly. At Alcova, Objects of Common Interest showed inflatable lounge chairs and floor lamps, at the same time, Gallery All displayed a large, Mylar-looking inflatable sculpture. Gufram installed a giant, inflatable Pratone to honor the 50th birthday of the iconic grass-shaped lounge.
Maximalism is one of the emerging design trends from Milan Design Week. Lisa Corti’s collaboration with Laboratorio Paravicini was a floral-meets-ikat pattern explosion, while the colorful world of La DoubleJ was on full show in the brand’s new shop on Via Sant’Andrea, where bamboo shelves held splashy tabletop creations. Luxury fashion brands had also joined this design trend – Hermès played with a new take on the classic H motif, turning it into centerpiece plates in every color combination imaginable, and Armani Casa was also on board, showing kicky fish plates with turquoise swirl glassware evocative of coastal Italian summers.
CLASSICS GET A NEW LOOK
The love for classic Italian design is usually shared by Milanese design lovers. The best way to celebrate this love is to give the classic a new look. Dior’s Medallion Chair exhibition gave the iconic piece 17 new looks, as famous artists and designers created new takes on the Louis XVI–style classic. Also, Gaetano Pesce’s iconic 1969 UP5_6 chair, which debuted a fresh new look in a wholly unexpected material: cork, steal a lot of attention at the fair.
The last design trend we have to share with you is Aluminium furniture. In Milan, this material was a showstopper as it was all over Italy’s design capital, from Supersalone to showrooms about the city. Lightweight, recyclability, and durability are some of the best qualities of this material. . At the Lost Graduation show, Oneseo Choi’s Pattern of Industry Stool used the cross-section of its aluminum components for aesthetic effect, turning its industrial parts into decorative flourishes. At the apartment of Carwan Gallery founder Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, Bocci cast the metal into expressive pendant lighting, where luminaires protrude from coral-like formations. Finally, Yann Le Coadic’s new Eherō collection for Pouenat used the material, with lighting, and seating pieces!
Article Source: Architectural Digest