Trend Report Salone, part I

Posted By Gudy Herder / April 22, 2014 / 4 Comments

So, here come some more trends from the Salone14 and there will be another post written for decor8 on my monthly column. There has been so much to observe, impossible to do a sum up in just one post. Not all listed trends below are total news, some are them are just logical evolutions of what we might have spotted last year but manufacturers believe there is still market to go and come up with some changes still within the same topic.

And this counts already for the very first trend: PERFORATED metal is not brand new but it is getting stronger. It used to be an option for furniture but you find complements and wall finishings now too.

perforado c.numeros

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Number 2 would be SHOWCASE CABINETS with the idea of displaying your treasured objects, it’s not about a mere storing but showing the pieces you just  love. There is a certain ‘museum effect’ and most of the time, there are slim feet sustaining a glass body.

showcase cabinets NUMEROS

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Room dividers have been a new feature for me this year. Actually there were much more but until you don’t spot them at least four or five times you don’t realize, there seems to be a trend. I just couldn’t remember then where I had seen the first ones after 3 days of fair walking. What I liked about these designs below is the more contemporary approach with tie dye effects, knitted or just plain fabric pieces. And how about the giant head beds aka dividers? Habitat by the way has a very similar one now in their collection (at least here in Barcelona, designs vary from market to market).

Salone14 room divider

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And then we have a major chapter with everything related to your hall, entrance and coat rack. It somehow started with the famous Muuto Dots which have been inspired so many other brands and the offer on knobs and hooks is just wonderful right now. Plus there are all kind of coat racks making your entrance a truly stylish part of your home now. No excuses anymore. But see yourself:

hooked trend Salone14

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It’s been a wonderful fair this year, I have enjoyed every single moment, specially at the off-salone showcasing the best of young talents and fresh design. I am already having a look at next year’s accommodation, it’s going to be the expo year for Milan. So, if you plan to go, don’t wait too long!


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  • April 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing. It’s always interesting to see your take on trends! Hope you had a great Easter break… hola! x

  • April 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Hello Gudy,
    thanks for your great trend report. LG, Angela

  • April 24, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Like you I really liked the OFF Salone with fresh design, young talents (presenting their own work). Thanks for this cool roundup of trends, I really like all the different knobs & cabinets. I hope next year it will be just as sunny, because we were SO so lucky with the brilliant weather! xx

  • mel
    April 24, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Great report Gudy and I’m happy because we recently bought a perforated tolix stool. It will interesting to see how the room dividers will be used.. M xx

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