The spiritual home of furniture and design, Milan plays host to the world’s largest and most influential design event every April. Spread over seven days and hundreds of venues across the city, it’s a jam-packed schedule of exhibitions, installations and product launches. This is where trends are made, talent is spotted and new ideas are brought to the fore.
Just as the catwalk inspires the looks that’ll end up in our wardrobes, Milan Design Week shapes how our homes will look in seasons to come. Here are the top five launches that you need to know about to stay ahead of the curve.
The east London-based designer transformed a row of disused shops in the city into his very own department store to showcase his new 20-strong collection. Using luxe materials such as brass, marble, and cut crystal, key pieces include the Hoop hanging chair and Ring lights. Get them on your wish list now.
Always a must-see during Milan Design Week, Dutch brand Moooi’s vast installation space in the town's Tortona district was given over to launch an innovative new carpet venture as well as new furniture for its core collection. Moooi Carpets use the latest printing technology to turn artwork into eye-catching rugs with a photo-realistic look – customers can even make their own designs.
New shapely wingback dining chairs and intergalactic-style lighting was on the agenda at Tom Dixon this year. A winning combination of rich blue upholstery and copper legs, this pairing of bright hues with metallics offers a fresh new take on the copper trend – coming soon to a room near you.
The heritage British ceramics brand have teamed up with acclaimed design duo BarberOsgerby in a new range of tableware comprised of 40 pieces called Olio (meaning miscellaneous). Bringing a fresh, contemporary edge to the brand, the collection features pleasingly tactile wooden platters, curvaceous vessels and cutlery, to be mixed and matched for effortless everyday style.
Dodie Thayer x Tory Burch
Fashion brand Tory Burch has collaborated with ceramicist Dodie Thayer in a new edition of her iconic Lettuce Ware range of tableware, originally created in the 1960s. It might be a Marmite look for some, but we love the range’s kitsch look and bright, vibrant green. That’s one of our five-a-day sorted.