The Milan furniture show, Salone del Moblies, is always a highlight of the design world calendar and this year was no exception. With a strong focus on wellness and nature-inspired designs, there was a nurturing and positive tone to the exhibits and product presentations. According to the show’s producers, this year’s event shows that “design is capable of engendering conditions and spaces for wellness, refuge and inclusion.”
DEL MAR, Calif., July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Milan furniture show, Salone del Moblies, is always the highlight of the design world calendar and this year is no exception. With a strong focus on wellness and nature-inspired designs, there was a nurturing and positive tone to the exhibits and product displays. According to the show’s producers, this years event shows that “design is capable of engendering conditions and spaces for wellness, refuge and inclusion.”
Much of the discussion at the show was about how design and architecture can support social and ecological needs going forward. Sustainability and wellness were at the forefront.
The centerpiece of the show this year was undoubtedly the immersive “Design with Nature” exhibit created by Italian architect Mario Cucinella. Visitors could personally experience how design can support physical and mental well-being. The 1400 square foot curvilinear ecosystem installation ‘represented the future of homes and cities. Surrounded by trees and plants, the space was transformed into an urban landscape for gathering, resting and reflecting.
Cucinella created it as an example of a modern nature inspired piazza common in Italian towns and cities. He included a bar,, places to sit, conference and library areas. The focus was on the nurturing aspects of nature and featured carpet made from recycled fishing nets, leather made from mango skins and textiles made from orange skins. One of the architect’s themes is the idea of “the city as mine” which means that cities can become sources of re-usable materials such as steel, aluminum, concrete etc which then can be processed as new building material rather than stripping the earth of costly industrial material for new construction.
A myriad of trending wellness products made their debut at the show which promised to rebalance, calm and energize the human body and psyche. Effe presented a new line of Italian designed sensory showers and relaxation pods. Dornbacht launched personalized water therapy treatments which are multi sensory and bring one into the present moment. Giorgetti presented “Amazonia” a floor standing ceramic sculpture “designed to create an indoor forest”. Their “Hug” chair is made of softly upholstered and promises to cuddle you with a comfy hug. The company Starpool is serious about scientific backup and has established an internal research department to conduct studies to better serve their mission of understanding connections between their products and prevention, relaxation, wellness and stress reduction. They showed a wide variety of wellness products and modular environments.
If you missed the show, be sure to see the Salone del Mobiles website for more information on all of the designers and products featured at this year’s event.
Stephanie Parisi, Stephanie Parisi Studio, 1 858-449-7813, [email protected]
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