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To come to some sensible advise on furniture trends for the coming years, we always fall back the key trends found on the Milan furniture fair.
This Milan Furniture Fair reveals the biggest design trends for 2018.
If you follow any interior designers on Instagram, you’ll no doubt have noticed photos from Milan Furniture Fair (Salone del Mobile Milan) dominating your feed in recent weeks.
This annual event, now in its 56th year, lures the biggest industry names from around the globe for the largest trade event of its kind.
SofaSale designers attended this year’s fair to observe what’s next in the ever-changing world of home design.
We would like to give you’re a sneak preview of the latest trends for the coming year and see what we expect will hit the Hong Kong Furniture market in 2018.
An abundance of warm and earthy colours were on display at this year’s fair, replacing the more minimal palette of previous seasons.
Tones of sienna, tan, terracotta through to stronger rust and russet were used all over on walls in rooms, as well as furniture and accent decor objects.
Popular accent colours on show were black forest, emerald green and watermelon red.
A standout experience at this year’s event was The Visit – a truly immersive experience into an early 1800s Milanese apartment where the current colour trends were played out in the most sophisticated and tangible way.
Designed by Studiopepe, each room tells a story through the layers of furnishings, and shows how to mix terracotta, peach and pink with green in just the right amount.
The trend of concealing storage and tableware was reversed this season, with plenty of freestanding cabinets with glass doors and open shelf racks for showing off crockery.
The latest collection by Vincent Van Duysen for When Objects Work featured earthy colours in terracotta, glazed ceramic, glass and wood finishes. You would want to show them off.
Wallpaper in the living spaces is back and here to stay.
The key trends are either geometric or organic. Geometric designs take cues from the Memphis style with dashes and stripes like the Weft Collection at Texturae, (which are similar to Greg Natale for Porter’s Paints.
Organic styles were seen with soft and watercolour markings, or paint splotches, such as the handmade wallpapers by Martyn Thompson.
These tend to be easier to live with, as they form a softer backdrop than bold geometric designs. Stay away from floral or damask designs.
Milan showed a move towards comfort in couches, with many low, puffy, curved and plump shapes.
A favourite was an interesting sofa Isla designed by Note for Sancal. It is almost like a daybed platform, with a backrest which divides the seating into three parts.
Many designers took to showcasing fringing on furniture for a luxurious look with an edge.
The fair showed a move towards comfort in couches, with many curved and plump shapes.
Referencing 1950s glamour, long fringing was used as a skirt on marble coffee tables and also running along the bottom of a red velvet sofa at Editions.
Our suggestion to you: try introducing fringing with a few stand out cushions for a quick update.
Homewares and styling
On the topic of styling, it is ‘more is more’ at the moment, however an edited selection goes a long way.
Popular styles and materials displayed on homewares at Milan include terrazzo, velvet, ottomans and side tables, lamps, brass objects, handmade glazed ceramics, mouth-blown coloured vases, wooden vases.
Indoor plants have been in our homes for a while now, and there was no indication of this changing anytime soon.
Textile wall hangings are still a strong trend, especially with a modern take.
In terms of decorative art, think outside the box. Textile wall hangings are still a strong trend, especially with a modern take.
Studio Toogood designed wall quilts using a combination of sewed on fabric pieces and painted on colour to create organic shapes and markings.
The move towards colour is continuing in the bathroom, not only through tiles, but also basins and toilets.
We saw colours such as soft plum, dusty blue, dark green, beige, brown and charcoal by Cielo.
These colours let a basin blend into a dark and moody bathroom, without the contrast of the usual white.
If budget is no problem, then a bath cut entirely out of a slab of brown or black stone seen at Boffi and Agape is a knockout.
The final verdict
What’s in: Warm colours, natural stone, cacti, curved shaped furniture, wicker, cordless lamps, black kitchens, portable lighting
What’s out: Florals, damask, polished glossy stone, white kitchens and bathrooms, copper and rose gold finishes, minimalism, shiny high-gloss finishes
What’s next: Suede, more designers collaborating with mass-produced furniture brands, Asian-inspired design, red accents.
SofaSale furniture used by our Hong Kong interior design customer.
Everyday we work hard developing new furniture pieces, and since we offer a wide range of different furniture products, from Sofas to Beds, from dining chairs to Outdoor Lounges, it does give great satisfaction once interior designer specialists recognise our style, and use our products in their projects. Below project is unique, since for this project we supplied a wide range of furniture and in the end it all comes together in good harmony. Are interested to do the same, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always available to offer free interior design advise and help you mix and match our product into your design plans. We do offer a great level of flexibility in terms of size changes, fabric and leather options etc. Just to ensure you can build your dream interior in your Hong Kong home.Above:Lundana Sofa Cruzman Single Sofa Marble Coffee Table Glass Side Table Above: Reagan Glass Top Table Tiara Dining Chair Above: Burnham Cabinet Above: Bilbao Sofa Funky Metal Coffee Table Above: Tulip Table Master Chair
Hong Kong apartments require efficient storage furniture solutions. Whether your home is large or small, the opportunity for added storage is always welcome. When choosing a bed with hidden storage, think about how frequently you need to access your things, ottoman-style lifting beds give maximum storage and gentle finger lifting, the best solution for frequent use.
Review our Milton Storage Beds in below video.
Another way of creating more floor space in your tight Hong Kong apartment is using the double function of your furniture think about, a stylish living-room sofa, which build-in foldable double bed. Enabling you to transform your living-room into a cosy bedroom in seconds. Your wall mounted TV will serve you well from a sitting-lounge postion to your lay down bed position. Below on of our best selling Sofa Beds, the G611 SofaBed.
A more traditional way to create storage, is off course and wall storage cabinet. At SofaSale we custom-make them for you. So you can utilise your full wall to create the maximum amount of storage space, from floor to ceiling. Good to know we use recycled wood, which gives full character to your furniture.
Above the tailor made solid wooden Burnham Bookcase with storage solution in American Ash wood.
What can we learn from the Ibiza lifestyle?
In Ibiza of course, the lifestyle is being outside most of the time, but in winter or evening it’s also nice to be able to enjoy it inside. It’s really nice to have an outdoor living room or a indoor garden, a green interior. The relation between in- and outside can be used freely! In a way similar to the Hong Kong climate..
An easy and effective way is to incorporate plants. They have a way of adding some dimensions into a room, bring colour and texture, but most important making any space feel lively and bright.
A large plant can sit in their pot, and be the statement piece whilst other plants can be hoisted up slightly on a small pedestal to add height to a room. They can also create contrast and are great when you have a white canvas, it adds a pop that draws the eye. It’s easy to create your own unique little greenhouse with mixing some of your favourite ones.
Want to learn more about furniture which can be used both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong, like these Ibiza style furniture, please visit our SofaSale website.
A Hong Kong bachelor pad gets a bold, bright and blue updateHigh-end hotels provide the inspiration for a Sheung Wan bolthole for a student studying overseas. BY OLIVER GILES Interior designers may dream of having a free rein on projects. But as Wesley Liu recently discovered when creating a bachelor pad in Sheung Wan, working without a brief can also be a burden. “There weren’t really any processes of approval,” says Liu, founder of PplusP Designers. “The client just passed the whole project on to me. I didn’t know what he’d think of it.” But the designer need not have worried. “When it was all done,” Liu remembers, laughing, “he came in and was like, ‘Wow!’ It was just like a TV show.” One of the first things Liu did was to knock down a wall between the living room and the kitchen, creating a sleek, open-plan space for entertaining. One request from the client, who likes to cook, was that he wanted to be able to serve his friends food and drink easily. “So an open-bar concept was best,” says Liu. Parties can also spill outdoors because the room opens to a balcony with sweeping city views of Poho (the area around Po Hing Fong) and Sai Ying Pun. Living room The sofa (HK$11,000) and single-leg coffee table (HK$1,200) came from SofaSale. The rug and the stool-like coffee table were gifts from designer Wesley Liu. The dining table (HK$9,000), dining chairs (HK$1,200 each) and bench (HK$5,800) The full story you find on the SCMP Post Magazine website
At SofaSale we are sincerely concerned about the lack of alternative solutions brought forward for reduction of the annual waste production of its local residents in combination by the limited waste disposal or treatment facilities. With our Recycle your Blues campaign we would like to create awareness of the waste problem we are facing in Hong Kong. We would like to educate Hong Kong residents, that some items in our daily waste stream can be valuable and deserve a second life. In many countries Denim jeans are being recycled, shredded and re-used for home isolation, this kind of initiatives do not exist in Hong Kong.
We think, this needs to change, with your help we can make a difference.
On a daily basis we are working on furniture designs and furniture production. We see creative opportunities using recycled jeans in our furniture designs. We started by creating unique Sofa furniture pieces from recycled jeans, and we are quite excited about using recycled materials in our designs. We hope by bringing this Blue furniture products to the Hong Kong market we can make a statement towards different government organisations and hope to start up a constructive and open dialogue on how to the solve the Waste Crisis in Hong Kong. We believe we need to do this together to ensure both the recycling rate is going up and the waste treatment will become green and sustainable.
We would like to encourage all readers to share their ideas and if you like our idea of recycling jeans furniture, do check your wardrobe and see what jeans are worn down and no longer useful. Please do not throw them away, instead please send them to SofaSale. We will use your jeans and hopefully transfer them into unique Blue furniture!
Summer is hot and temperatures are well above 30 degrees Celsius in Hong Kong. Lot's people preparing for summer holidays and flying over the world to visit family and friends. Celebrating the good life..
We are busy and planning our product portfolio for after summer and we are delighted to be able to share some for our wonderful dining room furniture pieces of the 2017 collection. SofaSale is proud and honored to be the preferred furniture retailer to launch and introduce these furniture products to the Hong Kong consumers.
In below video you will find a reach of dining chair and dining tables, study desks.
All chairs can be upholstered in your preferred fabric, so you will be able to create a unique styled dining room. These chairs will be commercially grade quality, so a perfect choice for clubhouse, restaurants, congress centre etc.
More information on our SofaSale website.