Trends from Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2019

orchidea sculpture by koket salone del mobile 2019 nature trend

From nature to neon and fashion meets furniture to intriguing uses of threads and yarns, here are some of Love Happens favorite trends from Salone del Mobile 2019

Each April Milan Design Week brings thousands of visitors to Italy. For Fuorisalone and the 58th edition of Salone del Mobile 2019, the city of Milan radiated design from pretty much everywhere! Designers, architects, aficionados, retailers, brands and beyond staged and toured stunning installations and exhibitions during the week-long event. With so much to see some trends definitely prevailed—here were some of our favorites!

7 Trends to Note from Salone del Mobile 2019


fringe table lamps and pendants - fringe trend salone del mobile 2019
Fringed Table Lamps and Pendants by Contardi

Lh spotted the ornamental border composed of straight or twisted threads throughout Milan and Salone del Mobile 2019. Fun and sassy, the fringe trend is a great way to bring some luxurious pazazz to any interior!

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Fringed Heart Ottoman by Dolfi

paolo castelli stand - fringe trend at salone del mobile 2019
Fringe even took on the full stand design of Paolo Castelli!


While crochet may conjure up visions of grandma, this process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands of other materials using a crochet hook is definitely in trend!

missoni home sweet home - crochet trend salone del mobile 2019
Curated by Angela Missoni in collaboration with artist Alessandra Roveda, Missoni’s “Home Sweet Home” installation bloomed with happiness and a boho vintage vibe. The exhibition featured an enchanting house entirely covered with multi-color crochet.
Source: Missoni Home

From Missoni’s crocheted rainbow fantasy land “Home Sweet Home” to the exterior of cashmere and wool fashion brand Falconeri’s Milan boutique and other beautiful interpretations of the craft throughout Salone del Mobile 2019 Lh loves the crochet trend.

Milan Design Week decor at Falconeri’s Milan boutique.


new Versace Shirt by Andy Dixon at sasha bikoff x versace milan exhibit - Photo via @andy_dxn - neon trend at salone del mobile 2019
New Versace Shirt by Andy Dixon at Milan Design Week
Source: Photo via @andy_dxn

Bright and reminiscent of past eras, neon made quite a few bold and inspiring appearances at Salone del Mobile 2019! At the launch of Versace’s new furniture collection, exhibited in partnership with interior designer Sasha Bikoff and artist Andy Dixon, neon vibes set the tone! In the renowned Milan gallery of Rossana Orlandi, Umzikim displayed their new acrylic collection “Neon”. And Turkey-based interior and product designer April Key Design presented Ocean Drive, a collection of neon art deco-inspired architecture, lighting, and sculpture.

Ocean Drive Collection by April Key Design - neon trend at salone del mobile 2019
Ocean Drive Collection by April Key Design
Source: April Key Design

Inspired by Nature

The Orchidea Sculpture and Flora Nightstands by KOKET - nature trend at salone del mobile 2019
The Orchidea Sculpture and Flora Nightstands, new introductions at Salone del Mobile by KOKET, take inspiration from flora and fauna.

From rusty oranges and natural beiges to sky blues and just about every shade of greens, earth tones were definitely on trend at Salone del Mobile 2019. The colors of our natural environment were only part of the nature trend presenting itself around the city. In addition, plants, flowers, and animal-inspired details and full on attributions of these natural elements were everywhere.

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Emanuela Crotti at Rossana Orlandi

The Need for Sustainability

Well in hand with the nature-inspired trend was a trend that is of the utmost importance, the need for sustainability! Sustainable and recycled materials were trending across many brands and installations at Salone del Mobile 2019 showing resounding respect for our natural world. In conjunction and on display through August 2019, the city’s museum La Triennale de Milano’s exhibition, “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival”, showcased the urgent issues connected to the natural environment.

Bethan Gray - Nature Squared - sustainable trend salone del mobile 2019
Bethan Gray and Nature Squared Sustainability Collaboration at Rossana Orlandi

Rossana Orlandi presented the finalists from their 1st Ro Plastic Prize, part of their Guiltless Plastic project. Also in the Ro gallery, Bethan Gray presented a collection of furniture featuring Nature Squared’s sustainable surfaces created with wasted or otherwise underutilized by-products from other industries.

Handmade Lives On

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200 Brass Hands make up KOKET’s new Goddess Mirror

The trend for handmade design and beautiful works by talented artisans and craftsman was alive and flourishing during Salone del Mobile 2019. Seen within the crochet trend and throughout endless exhibitions and installations across the city, the design industry continues to honor the heritage of handmade and work to ensure it is maintained into the future.

Fashion x Furniture

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Roberto Cavalli Home at Salone del Mobile 2019

One of our favorite trends is that of the blurred boundary between fashion and furniture. And what better place than the fashion capital of the world, Milan, for this trend to be in full force! Missoni, Gucci, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi and so on. The list of fashion brands showcasing their home collections goes on and on!

Words by Anna Beck Bimba