Four Trends at the Milan Furniture Fair 2019

This year’s Salone de Mobile, Milano, internationally known as Milan Furniture Fair showcased a hint of nostalgia, featuring the use of colourful hues, pastel tones and 70’s aura of textile patterns. Exhibitors continue to focus on sustainability and how different aesthetic experiences impact health and wellbeing.

Here is a look at a few of the trends featured at the 2019 Milan Furniture Fair:


The use of weaved textures and soft materials for furniture design is on a rise. Vitralaunched a new contemporary sofa Vlinder, featuring the modern technique of weaving. It is a breakthrough for Vitra, as a team of hand weavers and textile engineers joined together in making this unique design possible.

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Image Courtesy: Vitra


The colour neo-mint was a spotlight. WGSN predicts that neo-mint will be the “it” colour for 2020. It is a subtle shade that infuses with the trending topics of today: wellbeing, technology, and nature. Neo-mint is a tone that can freshen up spaces and be used as an alternative to grey.

Milan Furniture Fair 2019

Image Courtesy: Salone del Mobile, Milano 


Greenery is not a new trend, but it continues to be the accessory of choice for interiors. The inclusion of plants in interiors helps to enhance wellbeing and is a natural air purifier. 

Greenery Office

Image Courtesy: Salone del Mobile, Milano

Sustainable Materials 

Furniture designers are embracing sustainability and displaying eco-friendly furniture solutions. Emecoand Baber & Osgerby introduced “On and On,” a collection of chairs, made from recycled PET bottles and fiberglass. The lightweight chairs can be recycled, demonstrating their commitment to the circular economy.

Emeco On and On Chair

Image Courtesy: Emeco

The Ocean Chair by Danish brand Materis a reimagined version of their 1955 chair made of recycled ocean plastic waste. The chair is designed for disassembly, allowing components to be recycled into new production circles. The materials used honours the Sustainable Development Goalsof protecting “Life Below Water”, “Responsible Consumption and Production”, and “Partnership for the Goals”. 

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