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Design Inspiration from Salone del Mobile Milano

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

We travelled to Milan for the Salone del Mobile Milano exhibition and also to see exhibits from the Milan Design Week. It was exciting to see what's being designed and made in Europe and to expose ourselves to the latest trends and fashions in the 24 halls over 210,000 sqm. We worked the halls to find gems hidden in the 2,500 stands, stopping to recharge where complimentary drinks and snacks were being offered. While a lot of the interiors were for corporate clients, architects or interior designers and included outdoor living for properties that we could only dream of, we uncovered many inspiring designs and colour combinations. Some of our favourite items combined both quality materials with bright contrasting colours. These incorporated traditional manufacturing techniques. See what is currently in our workshop here.

We identified some standout pieces that looked back to past periods and clarify that good design lasts for generations and doesn't always have to be sold by the most expensive brands. The green chair below which we found on one of the stands is very similar in look to one sold by Ikea in 1962 for £9. The Art Deco inspired chairs we found reminded us of a chair we restored and sold last year in upholstered in new orange 1950s influenced fabric. We are sure you will see that good colour combinations are so important in design and some of this week's inspiration will feed its way back into mirrors and pulleys designed and made by Logs Studios.

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