“A feast for the senses” is how I would describe this year’s international kitchen fair, EuroCucina. Held every two years in Milan, Salone del Mobile - which incorporates EuroCucina - is the greatest international showcase for furniture and interior design.
EuroCucina is the go to event for kitchen designers from all over the world. It showcases some of the world’s biggest and best designers and manufacturers, with emerging trends brought to the forefront on a grand scale.
This year’s fair attracted over 357,000 visitors from over 160 countries. So being able to be one of the first to bring fresh innovations in products, materials and design back to Australia is a really exciting prospect.
The biggest trend at this year’s fair was texture with botanical elements that made you want to touch every drawer, cupboard and bench top. Raw and rustic with an industrial look really sums up what kitchen designers and manufactures will be looking to produce in kitchen and living spaces over the next two years.
Unprocessed materials such as raw stone, grainy timber and steel were used everywhere which is something new compared to the traditional white liked by homeowners in Australia. Also, in keeping with the current sleek minimalist look, designers and manufactures have continued to exclude the use of handles on drawers and doors. This then allows the textures and materials being used to be the focal point in the space.
Open shelving has also returned and was being used to create a strong connection between kitchen, dining and living spaces. Again the industrial look was prominent with the use of metal brackets and supports with glass and timber shelves.
We are really looking forward to incorporating the ideas and trends we have seen at this year’s EuroCucina in our kitchens at Sublime Architectural Interiors very soon. So stay tuned!
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