6 trend-hunting bloggers. DDN Blog and 5 other international bloggers – Italianbark.com, Trendstefan.se, Thatscandinavianfeeling.com, Passionshake.com and Interiorsdesignblog.com – visited Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, spotting some trends for next year. Here they are.

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The bloggers, from left from top: Roberta Mutti (DDN Blog), Ula Michalak (Interiorsdesignblog.com), Francesca Russo, Stefan Nilsson (Trendstefan.se), Agatha Dimmich (Passionshake.com), Elisabetta Mattiello (Italianbark.com), Ingrid Opstad (Thatscandinavianfeeling.com).

The green color keeps on going

As already stated by DDN Blog last January, green has been widely diffused at Salone del Mobile 2019. Flou Natevo‘s profusion of green, with fabrics and leathers in different shades, such as the dark green of the Binario two-seater sofa by Pinuccio Borgonovo. Grass green for the modular outdoor sofa by Nardi, which can take on infinite shapes with great ease, thanks to an extremely simple interlocking assembly technique.

The orange color is coming

Orange is the emerging colour of the Salone 2019. Also by Flou Natevo, bright orange for the coverings of beds and sofas. Kartell, in the “Windows” by Ferruccio Laviani, suggested orange for the Venice chair, by Philippe Starck, and for the Sound-Track containers by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, and Eur, by Fabio Novembre.

Vintage: always a star

Whether it’s a mood, a re-edition, an inspiration, vintage is always highly featured in the furniture. Edizioni De Padova offered a re-edition of the Wingback armchair, designed by Paul McCobb in 1956. The Gentleman armchair by Marcel Wanders for Poliform is also vintage-inspired, evoking vintage elegance even in its name and reaffirming it with soft, cosy shapes. The daybed by Elisa Ossino for De Padova also features a vintage mood, while the Carlo table, designed by Tono Morganti in 1989, has been re-edited.

Material e materials

The research on materials is expressed both in the decorations and in the technological research, which allows to achieve amazing performances. The Henry table by Poliform is almost a sculpture with the black Sahara marble top and the black elm structure. French Concession – the table designed by Piero Lissoni for the Hotel The Middle House in Shanghai and manufactured by De Padova – uses white Corian for a project that challenges gravity and stands on a single central conical foot.

Technology and IT

Technology means intelligence applied to design, but not only automation and artificial intelligence. The doors by ADL, a company of the Boffi-De Padova-Ma/U-ADL group, are high-tech works, with extremely thin profiles (36×38 mm), which support movable walls up to 7 metres wide, and rails that ensure extremely smooth sliding. Kartell‘s technology, on the other hand, allowed Philippe Starck to design the first chair developed by a software based on inputs from humans. The outcome is the chair A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), a chair which combines the requirements in a form designed directly by the Autodesk software, which allows to drastically reduce the time of prototyping and engineering.

Outdoor furniture is expanding

For some years now, outdoor furniture has confirmed itself as a new frontier in furniture design. Nardi Outdoor has developed a system of sofas and armchairs, Komodo, which changes layout easily, thanks to a system of joints of armrests, backs and seats, by plastic, in many colors, as many are the colors of the coverings.