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Milan 2013: Color + Pattern

This year in Milan, designers showed us a full spectrum of color, often in the same piece. Though bright monochromatic pieces are ever popular, the fair was alive with bold combinations of pattern and poppy colors:

Marbellous Wood, refraction, Snedker Studio, color trend, Milan 2013

Marbellous Wood - Refraction by Snedker Studio: Both the form of these floorboards and the pattern painted on them are inspired by the refraction of light through a prism. Each pattern is unique and formed with a marbleizing process based on a technique used to produce early book covers. www.snedkerstudio.dk

Neverland Rug, Reuber Henning, Ventura Lambrate, Milan 2013, trend, color

Neverland Rug by Reuber Henning: Shown in the DMY Trails exhibition of Berlin designers, the new rug series is a departure from previous neutral and monochromatic rugs. The striped wool rug series includes various “lands”—Hopeland, Ghostland, Heartland—all handmade in Nepal and available in several sizes. www.reuberhenning.de

Studio Roso, Circus Sideboard,

Circus Sideboard by Studio Roso: Designed by Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen, the sideboard has dual layers that flip when doors are moved, resulting in a change of color and pattern. Watch a video of the piece in action here. www.studio-roso.com

Isla Rug, Kogi Lamp, Joa Herrenknecht , Milan 2013, trend, color

kogi lamp milan 2013

Isla rug and Kogi lamps by Studio Joa Herrenknecht: The Berlin-based designer made a bold showing in Milan with his Isla rug, a brightly colored surface of triangles and squares. Created out of light Tyvek modules, the geometric Kogi lamps add another pop to the collection with a selection of ombre-neon colors. www.joa-herrenknecht.com

Frances Norris, neocraft

Neocraft by Frances Norris: Shown at Milan’s MOST exhibit, the print designer’s work investigates themes of “Humanizing the Machine”—using machines to create products that look handmade—with a series of brightly etched glass tiles. www.francesnorris.com

Posted April 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Krichels


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