Apr 19, 2019

News from Salone del Mobile

The numbers of the Salone del Mobile 2019

With over 380,000 visitors from 181 different countries, the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano was a real success, both in terms of attendance and quality of business relations.

The numbers recorded by Design Week and all its events confirm the attractiveness and the great ability of the showcase to involve people, a quality that helped to catapult Milan on the international scene of furniture and design, and reinforcing the city as the world capital of the sector.

The presence of high governmental and institutional authorities during the Design Week testifies to the fact that the Salone del Mobile is one of the main drivers of the Italian economy, thanks to the close relationship between business, city and territory that it manages to create every year. Emanuele Orsini, president of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, stressed in recent days: “Investments, creativity, enthusiasm are the watchwords of an event that has seen entrepreneurs get involved in contributing to the success of an edition that, once again, has demonstrated the value of a supply chain able to move together to overcome the challenges of international markets. A global success also achieved thanks to the strong support of institutions – including ICE, which has recognised Salone del Mobile Milano as a fundamental player for the development of Made in Italy in the world – and Confindustria, which, for the first time in its history, has organized the General Council within the event, underlining the need to conduct a real dialogue with politics to support and strengthen companies that, in addition to contributing to the success of the exhibition, are one of the flagships of the national economy.

The trends of the Salone del Mobile 2019


The central theme of the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile is sustainability, an element that marks not only a new way of understanding spaces but also the mentality of citizens. The symbol of this unique ecological era is the Nebula lamp by the Italian studio Studiomirei.

Studio Mirei lampada Nebula Lamp


In the design of the next few years, there will be references to pop culture that will be manifested mainly with saturated and bright colours. Altreforme’s proposals are iconic.

Revival ’80

the eighties style is ready to make its comeback. At home, it will be presented with ethnic nuances, paisley motifs and warm, natural colours, as described in the new proposals of Etro Home Interiors.


Say goodbye to the typical painted walls, in the coming months the wallpapers will be back in the limelight! The trendiest? Those with geometric patterns, textures in relief, artistic designs and bright colours, as shown by Wall&decò, which also offers them for the bathroom.


The protagonist of design and furnishing in the coming years is the neoclassical style. The furnishing elements created according to this style presented during the Salone del Mobile are of significant effect, as demonstrated by the lamp Idea Wall by Marcantonio by Slamp.

Geometric patterns

In the coming years, there will be geometric patterns that already in recent months have decorated furnishings, cushions, tableware and wallpapers. Radici Pietro Industries & Brands are very popular at the Salone del Mobile.


The trendiest material of the year? Marble, which will be used for the coverings and finishes of the entire house. The most popular variant is certainly Carrara marble, integrated by Désirée Divani into the TOMO collection.


Another material that is a protagonist in the field of cladding is ceramic, which is used to add interesting details to furnishing accessories as well. An example? The extendible Riflessi console, with ash structure and tops in white statuary ceramic, grey Savoia stone, anthracite Savoia stone, polished noir Desir and shiny gold Calacatta.

Dusty Blue

Blue will be the most widely used shade in the coming years. Fabrics, furnishings and even furnishings will be coloured with the dustiest, romantic and delicate shades of blue, as anticipated by the collection Il Viaggio di Nettuno by Luke Edward Hall for Richard Ginori.

Suspended lights

During this edition of the Salone del Mobile, light and lighting were the main protagonists, thanks also to the biennial Euroluce. In 2020, we will not be able to do without pendant lights. Emanuele Magini has created for Seletti Multilamp, a product inspired by the traditional stage lighting made more homely by the pleated cotton diffusers.


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