Once Milan a Time

Explore the biggest trends from Milan Design Week 2019

Studiopepe’s Manifesto Project took place inside of a 1900s gold-manufacturing industrial space. Here, in a basement swatched in a sea of white, Società Mantica held a set of symbolic divination objects read by a tarot card reader. At the heart of the installation, a diegetic soundscape washes over the pitter-patter of crunching feet walking atop a bed of salt crystals. (Giuseppe Dinnella)

Each April, the global design industry descends on the Northern Italian city of Milan for the field’s largest annual event. Hundreds of Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone showcases—spread throughout the metropolis and its sprawling convention center—cater to over 350,000 visitors. They come to discover new furniture, lighting, accessories, and finishes, but also to experience a wide range of indoor and outdoor installations, school showcases, conceptual exhibits, and experimental displays. The massive, multifaceted event sets the tone for the rest of the year by introducing the latest trends while ideas cross-pollinate among commercial, cultural, and avant-garde offerings. Major brands draw influence from emerging talents and vice versa. Here, we share the colors, shapes, styles, and themes from this year’s Milan Design Week.

Check out the full list of this year’s trends on our new interiors site, aninteriormag.com.

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