The 2019 edition of the world’s premier event for furnishings and home decor trends —
Salone del Mobile — gave the world a good look at the latest trends in furniture and lighting. This year’s focus area was Euroluce, highlighting new and exciting lighting designs and Workplace3.0, which presented the latest design innovations for the office. An enormous cadre of 2,418 exhibitors presented their designs to more than 386,236 visitors from 181 countries, up 12 percent over 2017, the last time Euroluce was the featured segment.
Here are some of the awesome designs highlights from Salone del Mobile that Homedit wants to make sure you see!
Table from Innovative Material
New materials allow for different shapes and looks.
The elegance of the
Elica table by Zanotta belies the advanced technology that was required to create it. The base is made from Cristalplant®, which is a polyester-resin composite material that incorporates lots of minerals. The new material allows designers to create sinuous shapes that have sculptural strength. The solid colored base is topped by an acidated crystal top painted in Sahara Noir and topped with a stain-resistant clear matt polyester protective varnish. Elica is a very artful contemporary dining table, which draws attention thanks to its elegantly twisted base. Modern Writing Desk
The asymmetrical design is very interesting.
A sleek glass-topped desk, also from Zanotti, features a modern off-set compartment. The asymmetrical design is just as functional as a traditional desk with a center drawer, but it has a great deal more flair. At the other end, the plate glass top of the
Cavour writing desk is supported by a column of modern drawers. Available in a natural tone or in this black vanished oak frame, the desk is almost like pared-back frame, exposing the inner structure of a piece, whose artistry exceeds that of any enclosed desk design. The bonus of this modern desk is that it includes storage, which many types do not. A Favorite, Remixed
This chair can be made safe for outdoor use.
A little like a musical remix, designer Jean Marie Massaud has revamped MDF Italia’s favorite chair on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. The
Flow Filo features a metal silhouette that is crafted from steel, in either a nickel or black chrome finish. The base features a single sled, completing the versatile piece that is both classic and contemporary at the same time. Although it is designed without a pad, an optional leather cushion for the seat as well as the chair back is available. Even better, the wire-like structure of the Flow Filo is a great outdoor design so it makes sense that it is also available with an epoxy powder coating, making it suitable for outdoor use too. Decorative Wall Shelving
Artfully arranged wall strips create am interesting design.
Even the most compact spaces can take be transformed by decorative wall shelving like this from
Pacini & Cappellini. Shelves of varied lengths rendered in a variety of wood veneers are anchored on artfully arranged modular strips of titanium painted metal. Designed by architect Norberto Delfinetti, the shelving unit is ideal for an entryway because custom additions can include mirrors and clothes hooks in addition to the shelves. Sculptural Bar Cabinet
The jagged silhouette is unusual.
It’s a piece that can significantly upgrade a room: The
Meridiano Bar Cabinet from Ginger and Jagger is equal parts art and function because of the offset shape, meticulously arranged wood grain marquetry and stylishly placed brass handles. Intended to play on the concepts of polarities in nature, the cabinet has a substantial and magnetic vibe. Both the interior and exterior of the bar cabinet shown here are made from American Walnut veneer along with interior components that are lacquered, however other wood finishes are also available. A standout bar cabinet is a grand option compared to a simple bar cart and can be a viable alternative to the average credenza that is often purposed as a bar. Uber Elegant Coffee Table
This elegant coffee table shape is on-trend.
Ginger and Jagger also presented their
Lily Coffee Table, which channels the floating elegance of the namesake water plant. Set atop a base created from fig tree branches cast in brass, the coffee table has a number of layered tops surfaces, each made with masterful marquetry that lends each one the look of a petal. The version shown here is done in American Walnut veneer, but it is also available in Ebony, Amara Ebony or Olive Ash wood veneer. The stunning multi-part piece bridges the gap between the traditional coffee table and the current trend of using multiple smaller tables. A Whole New Room
The large sofa is the focal point of the modern living room collection.
Wewood of Portugal presented an entire living room equipped with everything necessary to create a new, stylish environment that embraces quality and elegance at the same time. The dominant piece in the room is the Bowie sofa, which has a slim but substantial profile. The long design of the gorgeous sofa provides ample seating and its use of memory foam will preserve the deep and well-padded seat cushions. Behind the velvet-upholstered sofa is the Float Bookshelf, which uses a light frame design on which the smoked glass shelves seem to float. The design is also ideal for delineating the living room space, as it does here. Last but certainly not least, the Luna Mirrors on the wall provide a stunning wall decor element while reflecting back the vibrant color of the sofa. A Chair of Your Own
These chairs pay homage to the tradition winged style.
Dooq’s Egoísta Chair is literally named for the design that envelops and ensconces a single person in his or her own seating environment. Translated from the Portuguese as “selfish” the name of this chair really does fit its profile, which rises above the head and shoulder of the person sitting in it. A modern twist on the concept of wings on the chair encloses the seating space, here done in a light-colored rattan. The chair’s design was said to be inspired by the narrow streets of Naples and is intended to feel like a throne. The solid wood frame of this modern armchair is available in Natural Walnut, Australia, Natural Oak, Beech Camel, and Beech Chocolat and the seat can be upholstered in a textile or leather. Innovative Illumination
LEDs inside the wood strips make a very intriguing lighting profile.
Both on its own and in conjunction with new furniture pieces,
Natevo’s new offerings for 2019 include lighting that changes the way it is used in a room. Starting with the Ashaa Lamp, designed by Stefana Bigi, the fixture makes a big statement, whether used alone or in multiples. Standing tall, this modern floor lamp features eight slim slats of curved wood that enclose a clear crystal ball as they soar upward. LED strips inside the slats and in the metal top play off of the glass globe to create a magical lighting environment. The Ashaa is perfect for highlighting an entryway or for adding some mood lighting to a living space. Central lighting makes the whole shelf seem to glow.
In the same way, Natevo’s Babele Bookcase uses light in an unexpected way. While underlighting is nothing new for shelving and bookcases, this design by Matteo Nunziati places the light at the center of the round bookcase, allowing the glow to spill out of the middle. The tall metal bookcase (it swivels!) has dividers set at a variety of widths which means that whatever is displayed in each section is highlighted by the central lighting element. Besides being a modern and distinctive piece, the Babele is an ideal solution for a space that doesn’t much
room for shelving on the walls because this can be placed anywhere.
Space-saving furniture can be very stylish as well as functional.
Sometimes, no matter how spacious a home is, a
room needs to do double duty as far as function is concerned. For these occasions, there’s nothing more amazing for saving space than a room system from Clei. The company is known for its transformable furniture that quickly and easily changes a space from a living area to a bedroom set-up. This particular example shows how the sofa, complete with a full cushion seat and one lounge element can be converted into a double bed with a real mattress and bedframe. It’s a much more modern and useful take on the old Murphy bed concept. Convert a space with ease.
Velvet and an ample shape create a welcoming lounge sofa.
Vuelta Lounge Sofa is just that — part sofa and part chaise longue. Designed by the well-known Jamie Hayon, this piece of furniture will make anyone stop to say “ooh” and “ahh.” Wide tufts combined with the generous and sinuous shape and a deep, rich color create a sofa that is like a siren song to come and sink in. The chaise section of the sofa can be incorporated at either the left or the right end and is perfect for solo lounging or for cozying up with family or friends for a great conversation.