Milano '19 | Spotted at Milan Design Week

- Apr 11, 2019

We're in Milan this week taking in all that Salone del Mobile has to offer.

From new furniture launches to emerging designers - we're bringing you the best in show from the most prestigious design festival in the world.

1. New in metal framed furniture

From galvanised brass to A-frame black metal chair legs providing more than ample strength and the desired unique look, metal framed chairs are still firmly on-trend for the furniture industry.

Brass metal is still kicking about the stands of Milan whilst the Copper frames that were popular from last year's fair, look to be replaced by black, paired with black plywood or muted tone fabrics and leather.

More often than not, metal tubular frames were incorporated into new plywood chair designs.

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-13.jpg#asset:187518
Carapacho-collection-metal-furniture-collection-gold-metal-frame-at-milan-design-fair.jpg#asset:187314

Furniture-from-inside-out-contracts-visit-to-milan-design-week-2019-1.jpg#asset:187491

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-9.jpg#asset:187514

milan-blog-IMG-J-6094720_n.jpg#asset:190061

blog-milan-metal-A5DSC_0237.jpg#asset:190073

blog-milan-metal-130.jpg#asset:190074

blog-milan-IMG-J-Z3072_n.jpg#asset:190086

blog-milan-IMG-J-818304_n.jpg#asset:190089

blog-milan-IMG-J-10032384_n.jpg#asset:190088

blog-milan-IMG_20190409_154345.jpg#asset:190091

blog-milan-DSC_0175.jpg#asset:190110

blog-milan-DSC_0035.jpg#asset:190111

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-18.jpg#asset:187523

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-24.jpg#asset:187529

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-32.jpg#asset:187537

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-36.jpg#asset:187541

Highlights-from-Salone-del-Mobile-2019-3.jpg#asset:187496

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-25.jpg#asset:187530

Boogie-collection-at-milan-design-week-006.jpg#asset:188215

Boogie-collection-at-milan-design-week-009.jpg#asset:188218

Boogie-collection-at-milan-design-week-008.jpg#asset:188217

Highlights-from-Salone-del-Mobile-2019-10.jpg#asset:187503

blog-milan-metal-IMG-J-232_n.jpg#asset:190072

blog-milan-IMG-J57056256.jpg#asset:190085

blog-milan-IMG-J-79960832_n.jpg#asset:190087

blog-milan-IMG_4156.jpg#asset:190094

blog-milan-IMG_4153.jpg#asset:190095

blog-milan-DSC_0304.jpg#asset:190104

blog-milan-DSC_0248.jpg#asset:190105

2. contemporary cane chairs

The resurgence of plantation and colonial style tea rooms, brasseries and hotel lounges has increased the availability and popularity of cane furniture.

Not least, in Milan, famous design-houses and contemporary designers released their new furniture designs for 2019, including at least one signature cane-style chair, or bringing back to the stage some of their classical cane collections - recognising the demand and trend.

Folk-cane-chair-at-milan-design-week-2019.jpg#asset:187490


Cane-seating-on-new-furniture-from-Milan-2019.jpg#asset:186917


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-5.jpg#asset:187510


blo-milan-salone-2019-2.jpg#asset:190129

log-milan-cane-63.jpg#asset:190063


blog-milan-cane-52.jpg#asset:190116


blog-mial-cane-IMG_20190409_152045.jpg#asset:190126

3. outdoor furniture launches

Woven chord and innovative new upholstered cushioning for outdoors were in full swing.

milan-blog-DSC_0061.jpg#asset:190062


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-4.jpg#asset:187509


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-2.jpg#asset:187507


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-14.jpg#asset:187519


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-27.jpg#asset:187532


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-31.jpg#asset:187536


blog-milan-outdoor-IMG_20190410_100931.jpg#asset:190068


blog-milan-IMG-K-24.jpg#asset:190083


blog-milan-IMG-K38.jpg#asset:190082


blog-milan-IMG-K-10.jpg#asset:190084


blog-milan-IMG_20190409_171059.jpg#asset:190124


27.jpg#asset:190136

112.jpg#asset:190138

71_190522_124132.jpg#asset:190137

IMG_20190409_163548.jpg#asset:190139

IMG_20190409_163633.jpg#asset:190140

IMG-K-9.jpg#asset:190141


4. new in lounge chairs

Statement lounges taking on the metal frame trends and curvy proportions, from American club style lounges to modernised high back chairs.

Our pick is the Halle metal lounge chair pictured below in fabric by London Artist Emma J Shipley for Clarke & Clarke. Furniture sample available to view in our London showroom from June, 2019.

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-28.jpg#asset:187533


blog-milan-IMG_3578.jpg#asset:190142


blog-milan-IMG_3718.jpg#asset:190100


blog-milan-IMG_20190410_150215.jpg#asset:190090

blog-milan-146.jpg#asset:190118


blog-milan-lounge-131.jpg#asset:190078


blog-milan-lounge-110.jpg#asset:190081


blog-milan-lounge-113.jpg#asset:190080


blog-milan-quad-armchair-01.jpg#asset:190065


blog-milan-metal-IMG-J-232_n.jpg#asset:190072


blog-milan-lounge-134.jpg#asset:190077


blog-milan-lounge-148.jpg#asset:190076


blog-milan-IMG_4101.jpg#asset:190097


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-21.jpg#asset:187526


Pink is all around, at least where furniture concerned.

From light pink velvet, rich magenta and pinky-maroon leathers it was hard not see all pink.


Inside-Out-Contracts-top-furniture-pics-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-098.jpg#asset:186972


blog-milan-office-arper-salone-08.jpg#asset:190069


blog-milan-demilo-a1.jpg#asset:190113


blog-milan-pink-IMG_4206.jpg#asset:190066


blog-milan-pink-IMG_4223.jpg#asset:190145

blog-milan-IMG_3690.jpg#asset:190101


138.jpg#asset:190144

74.jpg#asset:190143


blog-milan-IMG-J-79960832_n.jpg#asset:190087

IMG-K-23778934706012160_n.jpg#asset:190146

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-8.jpg#asset:187513

Inside-Out-Contracts-top-picks-from-Milan-Design-Week-2019-32.jpg#asset:187537

Boogie-collection-at-milan-design-week-006.jpg#asset:188215