I was thrilled to chat with Jenny Gill, Australian agent for the fabulous Gervasoni furniture, on her return from the Milan Furniture Fair. This is the word from Milan.
What were the trends and future direction in furniture seen in Milan ?
loose covers, lots of timber furniture, ‘big’ sofas, the new ‘big look’ for most furniture, shiny fabrics, flokati style rugs and long pile carpet in general, over sized/exaggerated pendant lighting
What were the colours shown for the new season ?
orange, purple, grey and soft grey/green
Which range proved to be particularly popular at the Fair for Gervasoni ?
inout range which is modular furniture for outdoor use and upholstered in waterproof removable covers
Apart from the Gervasoni range, which collection had an impact ?
Minotti’s large furniture range
What are your tips for a visit to Milan for the Furniture Fair ?
it is a distinct advantage to be as close to the centre as possible, near the Duomo and furniture showrooms
Can you recommend a hotel in Milan that you have stayed at ?
the NH President, Milan is where I stayed this trip and it is terrific (4 star)
Any fabulous cafe’s you can recommend ?
bar erri, via durine near hotel
Do you have a final tip for visitors to the Fair ?
a must …. visiting the area where the new designers not able to afford the Fair exhibit ….. Zona Tortona
Retail Showroom for Gervasoni : Anibou, Sydney