The 55th Salone del Mobile exhibition in Milan, Italy has come to a close. In months leading to the show you can feel the buzz and the excitement building in anticipation of the event.
It’s hard to describe the sheer size and the significance of the show, the amount of design talent it attracts, the general excitement, all culminating in the unveiling the fruit of years of hard work. It sets the tone and the direction of the whole design industry for years to come. The expectations were fulfilled in abundance.
I want to break down my overview into few categories: style trends, kitchen innovations, and things need mentioning.
With economy in recovery, the frugal design of minimalism era gives way to more elaborate, more intricate, more lavish style. It reflects in choices of material. Natural wood and stone grains in combination with metallic lacquers are replacing unicolor designs. Flat panel doors are still dominant but handles are coming back. Shaker style doors are plenty but with modern twist. Industrial elements like vintage wire glass, integrated handles, clear glass, display cases are new norm in contemporary kitchen design.
Transitional style adopted by European makers.
Introduction of “Filo” model by Euromobil embraces the new direction of kitchen style and incorporating industrial elements. Framed panel door with modern interpretation, refined by metallic finish still bearing no handles. Vintage wire glass doors, blackened hardware, minimal molding are linked together in new “transitional” form.
Refined modern has a softer look.
“Arte” is continuation of Euromobil’s commitment to modern kitchen design. Heat treated wood veneer flat panel door blended with satin lacquer defines the future of modern kitchen cabinetry, storage and utilization.
Please stay tuned for exciting news in a kitchen innovations and probably “must haves” in near future.