Last April Blues Simon Group visited Milan International Furniture Fair with the aim of getting to know the trends first-hand, as well as to establish contacts with new suppliers in order to maintain the quality seal within our works.
Milan’s Design Week, as known in the sector, has become one of the most selected interior design shows in Europe. For a whole week, visitors can enjoy among the best designers from around the world, to see their latest designs.
More than 1,300 exhibitors, and more than 430,000 visitors from 188 countries, make this “must attend” event of furniture, interior design and decoration much more than a fair: it is a cultural proposal that takes the visitor from the most practical to an emotional level, marking the way on new trends during the next year.
This 57th edition has once again shown the turn is been taking place in recent years towards a more respectful outlines within environment. Thus, the original Living Nature initiative, in collaboration with the international design and innovation studio Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), has been a success. It is a kind of laboratory that combines design, engineering and botany, offering visitors the splendid four season greenery to the city of Milan
Wood was on the focus in collections such as Riva, combining the robustness of its pieces with very refined finishes. Following the outlines of sustainable products, Quadri Foglio-Thibaul Van Renne tandem has paid off in high-fashion rugs, whose most exquisite details are made by masters manufactures of Rajasthan. In addition, Loewe’s new line of tapestries ‘Blankets’ also looks at masters craftsmen from India, Japan or Senegal.
Milan Design Week offers the opportunity to immerse in specialized pavilions, as bathroom has gained relevance (International Bathroom Exhibition), combining with ease the most innovative aesthetics with efficiency and energy saving.
In the same way, in EuroCucina/FKT was possible to take a complete overview on what is necessary to make from our kitchen a unique space, taking care of details both for the coverings and countertops and, of course, for the latest generation in furniture and domestic appliances.
We cannot forget the Spanish presence in the show, gaining prominence on its own right, since has become the second country of the fair, represented with 58 national companies. In this sense, we have been able to admire the most innovative aesthetics of collections such as Soher, Mariner, Amboan, Guadarte or Colección Alexandra, in Classic and xLux styles; or the most avant-garde proposals for interior and exterior of Arlex, Viccarbe, Gandía Blasco or Kettal, among others.
Blues Simon Group tour in Milan Design Week, did not want to miss the young creators and emerging trends from other continents. In the first case, we visited the works of 650 young creators, under 35, exhibition at Salone Satellite. The spirit of renewal brings the balance between project, functionality and beauty.
Furthermore, the Southern Hemisphere had its own space, conceived by Marva Griffin, with 18 designers from Africa, among which the Moroccan Hicham Lahlou stood out; and another 18 from Latin America, with the Brazilian renovators Fernando and Humberto Campana, founders of the Campana Institute.
In short, an intense week of contacts, achieving new ideas and inspiration in order to develop projects where Blues Simon Group brand is guaranteed.