My friend Jennifer Mitchell of Design Hole is in Milan right now for The Salone Internazionale del Mobile. This is the leading event in the home/contract furnishing sector at global level. If you want to what’s new and really capture the trends, the Salone Milano is the best to go.
Being an interior design from Detroit, Jennifer is right in her element. Obviously, she reports daily on what she is seeing at the Salone Milano 2008. Looking at her reports so far, I identify one trend: the return of the wire frames as a key furniture design.
Emu Outdoor Living
The Re-trouvé collection designed by Patricia Urquiola for Emu adds a feminine touch to the garden. The wire is available in several colors. You can see the influence of French classical chairs in the Emu Outdoor Collection. This is not surprising since Re-trouvé translates to To Find Again.
Pattern Excellence for Moroso
The mix of colors and patterns on this settee, pouf and chair is amazing. This is also work of Patricia Urquiola Sushi from Studio Edward Van Vliet (SEVV) for Moroso. Thanks Reinier for the precision. Check out Design Hole for more details.