Once again the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan was the launch pad for the most exciting designs of the season, both in and around the fair. But with so many new products and inspirational installations it can be hard to know where to start!
After his visit to Decoration + Design in 2011, we couldn’t wait to see what British designer Lee Broom had to offer in his first solo exhibition in Milan. Entitled Public House, the show presented a selection of Broom’s hero pieces as well as his new product release for 2012, Crystal Bulb.
Public House by Lee Broom. Image via Lee Broom
Spazio Rossana Orlandi was once again the home of style and sophistication with the release of some delightful designs including the 38 series chandelier designed by Omer Arbel for Bocci, the Colour Porcelain collection by Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings with 1616 Arita Japan and the Growing Vases collection by Nendo.
38 Series Chandelier by Omer Arbel for Bocci. Images via Bocci
Colour Porcelain collection by Scholten & Baijings. Image via Dezeen
Growing Vases collection by Nendo. Image via Nendo
In other zones, the Mutation Series by Maarten De Ceulaer and Molo’s Paper Music installation at MOST gave visitors a glimpse of the vibrant designs that we’ll be seeing here in the seasons to come.
Mutation Series by Maarten De Ceulaer. Images via Maarten De Ceulaer
Paper Music by Molo at MOST. Image via Molo
Genty Marshall represents a new generation in design trend analysis and forecasting. Within this age of trend-watchers the editing of information to provide a basis for action is a specialised skill. The careful selection of relevant and actionable trends for a diverse range of clients was the guiding principle for Genty to start her own international consultancy, New Black Global Trends.
Design Futures at Decoration + Design has provided an inspirational jumping point for many interior designers and architects, providing an inspired look at the future; how that future influences the way we live, interact, socialise and work; and how that in turn affects design.
Design Futures returns to Melbourne at Decoration + Design from 19 – 22 July 2012 – registrations are now open so you can register to visit and witness Genty’s fourth installment of this inspiring trend platform.