Milan Design Week: More from Eurocucina 2016

Last week I kicked off my Eurocucina highlights from my Milan Design Week trip here. Today I’m going to take you through some of the other trends I spotted while walking the halls of kitchen design and kitchen technology. As I mentioned last week Eurocucina is the trend leading bi-annual kitchen design show held during Milan Design Week. It’s here that the buyers and the trend hunters look for innovation, design detailing and technological advancements.

In contrast to the hidden kitchen trend there was another consistent trend of open shelving. Throughout the show kitchen spaces with open shelves were literally on display everywhere. These impeccably styled shelves often came festooned with greenery – another trend spot see below.

There was the industrial open shelving of Diesel for Scavolini with faux reinforced glass elements, the multifunctional slim Poliform wall units seen styled with jars of spices and wine glasses.

It’s a trend for the neat and the style conscious I feel, as these open shelves are not to be overloaded or they will easily become messy. Open shelving isn’t revolutionary in itself but the sheer volume of exhibitors showing this option means that they certainly feel confident that the consumer wants the perfect Instagram ready kitchen. 

Greenery was everywhere in the styling of kitchens, so many plants at times it almost seemed like a garden show. The indoor herb garden was a strong healthy living component at Lottocento, Antonio Citterio for Arclinea and Rossana. A kitchen garden resolution seems to be on the horizon and I think just a little influenced by the fantastic Urban Jungle Bloggers community. It wasn’t just at Wurocucina that I spotted this trend but throughout Milan Design Week it popped up at every installation!

The end result was a fabulous explosion of nature indoors and I think this greenery trend will find its way into our homes in more and more ways in the future.

Have you noticed how moody the palette seems to be with the kitchens? This is why the green is looking so very lovely. To read more about Eurocucina and Milan Design Week visit my posts here.

Images Mary Middleton for hello peagreen and Scavolini 


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