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2024 Milan Design Week Trends


Milan Design Week is the design industry’s premier event of the year. Over the course of a week, the latest trends, innovations, and creations in furniture, lighting, and interior design from renowned brands and emerging talents are on show. This year, one of our Design Directors, Brigitte Coleman, and Senior Decorator, Maria Zavala, attended the event for inspiration and experienced cutting-edge designs, emerging trends and new technologies. We’re sharing their insights on the top 3 trends at Milan Design Week.


Form Trend: Soft Pillowy Forms

Soft, pillowy forms were all over Milan as a trending design for furniture, lighting, and accessories. These shapes are rounded and puffy, regardless of the materiality, to evoke a sense of luxury and indulgence. Many designs played with the juxtaposition of utilizing heavy materials such as stone or ceramic with forms that give an illusion of softness. The pieces create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that encourage lounging with a fresh take.

"I use Salone del Mobile to reset my creativity. Being exposed to so many amazing concepts, ideas and talent fueled my soul and empowered me to keep exploring my creative DNA. I came back to New York refreshed, renewed, and full of inspiration to create fabulous spaces for our clients."
— Maria Zavala, Senior Designer at Pembrooke & Ives

Color Trend: Candy Colors

Candy colors made a prominent appearance in Milan. The mouthwatering hues hold an undeniable charm and become playful focal points in a space. These vibrant and lighthearted tones evoke a sense of nostalgia and whimsy, infusing spaces with joy. Whether used in accent pieces, lighting fixtures, or furniture, candy colored objects brought a striking personality to Milan Design Week.



Organic texture took center stage in various forms, enhancing the sensory experience across different design elements. Walls adorned with plaster finishes or tactile wall coverings offered a natural warmth. Cast glass in light fixtures create intricate organic patterns highlighted further by the addition of light and shadow. Fabrics and furniture upholstery featured soft, tactile textures while carved wood and marble furniture display the craftsmanship of artisans to celebrate materiality. Ceramic art pieces embraced texture and handcrafted details to find a harmonious balance between nature and design.

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