Last month DMA interior designers Giada Gemignani & Jasmin Tregonning ventured to Milan for the Salone del Mobile to peruse the latest and greatest in the world of interiors and furnishings. They have reported back on this year’s offerings and shared with us the key trends that are inspiring hospitality interior design projects in 2015.
1 | Digital design – From rugs printed with pattern as if through a giant desktop printer to the laser cutting of details onto materials such as wood, Perspex & marble, the advancing levels of digital technology used in interiors is affording designers increased opportunity for customisation, with playful designs merging graphics and art, as well as faster turnaround times. Highlights include products from Moooi and Tideo.
2 | Inside out – A key focus this year is on the structure and detail of joints in furniture. Those elements which might typically be concealed within are now exposed as design features, celebrating quality craftsmanship. And on a larger scale, there is a blending of interior and exterior landscapes bringing the outside in and vice versa. Highlights include products from Phanto, Joint by Riccardo Giovanetti for Fast and RODA.
3 | Sensory experiences – There is a move away from interior design as a purely aesthetic endeavour with the consideration of the other primary senses. Touch, sound, taste and smell are all incorporated to create spaces which give users a truly 360 experience. Highlights include installations from Land Rover, Lexus, Campana Brothers, Jaime Hayon, Tord Boontje, Piero Lissoni, Front, Jean-Marie Massaud and Nendo.
4 | Beautiful bathrooms – Bathroom design is taking a more decorative turn. Elements including basins and cabinets are seen as key furniture pieces taking influence from the likes of Charles Eames. Similarly, tiles are showcasing a greater design focus with the addition of graphics and embellished elements. Highlights include products from Ornamenta and Ex.t including FELT by Norm.Architects and ROW by Oustudio.
5 | Making the old new – The introduction of vintage and traditional craft details such as bullion fringe, filigree patterns and wooden fretwork give a quirky edge to contemporary designs along with a play on proportions and sizes in graphic prints and wall coverings. Highlights include products from Lorenza Bozzoli and NLXL including “Addiction” by Paola Navone and “Obsession” by Daniel Rozensztroch.