Set beneath the famously dazzling Italian sun; the fresh takes on classicism, eclectic geometry and vibrant colours gave the 2022 series of Salone del Mobile much-enjoyed joie de vivre. Running fully for the first time since 2019, the six-day Milanese fair is where new trends launch and the biggest design houses in the world showcase their products which then filter out the wider world, setting interior design trends that can last for years.

Flag holders of the fair came all shapes and sizes, with labels such as Dolce & Gabbana debuting mood-lifting and vibrant collections, such as Casa – providing a special brand of Italian magic that came in the form of coloured glass and traditional prints, re-imagined. In similar fashion: USM, the Swiss modular furniture company trail-blazed with the curation of a new, limited-edition colourway. Created specifically with Milan in mind, the un-expectedly soothing shade of ‘True Pink” gave visitors a rosy place of respite amongst the exciting hustle & bustle of the fair. Whilst Bene saw the launch of their new casual collection, a range of furniture designed for the office allowing people to interact and invited guests to join them Aperitivo’s.

There were many collaborations with a stand out being the stunning Dior and Stark collaboration which featured a stunning chair installation which was flooded with a light show that danced to the music which accompanied.

The innovative and thought-provoking public instillations that could be found on the bright, clean streets bode well with not only the regular Salone del Mobile visitor, but also a new brand of Gen-Z consumer, tapping into the popular Instagram-able zone trend that can be seen at any design event worth its salt today – Milan style. Thousands of design-savvy guests tagged the event alongside striking and animated artistic scenes around the city.

Glowing as always, the 2022 Salone del Mobile was certainly one to watch to say the least, and the collections exhibited have claimed their individual places in the future works of those in attendance of the iconic event.