MDW REPORT 2018

CMF Trends

Minimalism, the most enduring global style, has trained our eye using elegance, essential shapes, balanced geometry, neutrality in all aspects, uniformity in textures, and absence of decoration. From time to time and with moderation, minimalism is the perfect base for displaying the color of the year or the retro inspiration having its moment. 

 

At Salone del Mobile, commercial brands employed this logic of minimalism, somewhat reconsidering its application, yet maintained its reassuring perfection.

 

While at Fuorisalone the design world responded with enthusiasm and new stimuli.

 

The themes of sustainability and environmental protection inspired new paths in production, triggering a search for alternative materia prima. Designers asked themselves: how can we transform the aesthetic landscape? Which trends will influence the materials of the future?

 

Awareness of the need to change brought about very explicit aesthetic choices, without hesitation.

 

We saw stylistic researches in various directions, in contrast with both current and past applications of uniformity and balance. These projects are still very experimental, part of a search for new styles.

Materials as Decoration

Primaeval Totemic

Color Highlights