In the run-up to the Salone 2023: furnishing the living room

ethimo, rotin, salone milano

Ethimo, Rotin, design Zanellato Bortotto, photo courtesy

For our home’s most representative space, in 2022 the trends were essential lines and breaking down the outdoor/indoor barrier 

With eager anticipation growing for 18 April, when this year’s Salone del Mobile.Milano opens its doors to reveal manufacturers’ and designers’ latest products for the future, it is worth looking back at some of last year’s trendsetting offerings, particularly sofas and sideboards, so vital to every living space for the customization options they open up. The home’s most representative area, the living room, not just reflects who we are, it is where we host, live, and spend time relaxing, alone and with others.

Last year’s offerings were characterized by two trends: in seating, extreme rigour in lines through increasingly advanced technical research, albeit without penalizing functionality or comfort; and a blending of style between outdoor and indoor furniture, breaking down what was once a black and white distinction between inside and outside, living space and garden. The resulting open spaces are filled with a harmonious continuity of designs, textures, colours and materials, broadening our perception of space and placing us squarely at the centre of how we live, relax, and experience the home.

visionnaire, aries, salone milano

Visionnaire, Aries, design Draga&Aurel, photo courtesy

molteni, living box, salone milano

Molteni&C, Living Box, design Vincent Van Duysen, photo courtesy

glas italia, rayures, salone milano

Glas Italia, Rayures, design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, photo courtesy

Miniforms, Caruso, salone milano

Miniforms, Caruso, design Paolo Cappello, photo courtesy

pedrali, nolita, salone milano

Pedrali, Nolita Sofa screen, design CMP Design, photo courtesy

dorian, bonaldo, salone milano

Bonaldo, Dorian, design Spazioameno, photo courtesy

ritzwell, leewise, salone milano

Ritzwell, Leewise Exclusive Sofa, design Junichiro Watanabe, photo courtesy

gebruder, mos console, salone milano

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, MOS Console, design GamFratesi, photo courtesy

lago, sofa, salone milano

Lago, Happening Sofa, design Mauro Lipparini, photo courtesy

rotin, ethimo, salone milano

Ethimo, Rotin, design Zanellato Bortotto, photo courtesy

15 March 2023