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Milan Design Week 2017: Brera District

The annual design event Salone del Mobile has closed its doors after another year’s instalment of exhibitions, talks, furniture and product fairs to engage and inspire the A&D community. A staple of the creative calendar, the event attracted over 300,000 visitors from all over the world.

During a sunshine-filled week, the Brera District – located close to the main Salone del Mobile event – was buzzing with showrooms filled to the brim with eye-catching designs and trends.

Pattern 

Once again geometrics and florals took centre stage across many different mediums, illustrating a graphical and illustrative style. Some designs mixed the two to create an interesting contrast between flowing, organic design and clean lines. 

Geometric pattern
Geometric mural
Design spotted in Brera District
Colourful weave pattern

Colour 

Deep rustic oranges and metallic tones were spotted throughout this area, following the trend displayed en masse at Salone del Mobile. 

Coloured fabrics
Coloured cushions

Installations 

Eye-catching installations were spotted throughout the Brera area, with a complete mix of subject matters and materials – from metallic tones to recycled clothes and flowers. 

Colourful installation spotted at Brera District, Milan
Metallic installation at Brera District

One installation that particularly stood out was a facade of flowers cascading down the side of a building at Piuarch Studio, in collaboration with Cornelius Gavril landscape architects. 

Floral installation

If you missed them, check out our trend round ups from Salone del Mobile and Milan’s Tortona District

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