The New European Sofa: Go Bold & Unique

I Saloni 2014

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If you had been shopping for a sofa at I Saloni in Milan this spring, you'd have to forget about going neutral and safe. Colors were bold, styles were even bolder and just as it sometimes happens in fashion, there was no one look that defined the current direction - it's much more of a show-your-true-colors, freewheeling embrace of personal style type of moment, which was fun to see...

Shown above, a curvy, super long yellow-mustard velvet sofa from Arper.

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New for Knoll from Barber Osgerby - a deep teal velvet sofa with neon red wooden feet.

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Acid yellow velvet "Mariposa" sofa by Barber Osgerby for Vitra has adjustable side and back wings to customize your comfort.

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Bright red Tender sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso features rounded cushions and wooden post legs with built in side table trays.

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Super slim arms, curvy cushions and a low profile combined with menswear fabrics at Arflex.

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Another buttoned up menswear fabric, this time on a super-skinny low profile frame at Arper.

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Missoni takes pillow-seating over the top with a bold new patchwork upholstery pattern...

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...and a woodgrain-y take on a super sleek soft-sculptural design.

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Handcrafted goodness from Patricia Urquiola for Gan. Pillow seating with rough rustic textural patterned woven and stitched fabrics. Like a giant needlepoint project.

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Living Divani went somewhat neutral with the mushroom velvet upholstery, but the scale and sleek yet overstuffed design was pure 70s luxe.

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(Image credits: Janel Laban)