Tipping the Design Balance in Milan

Tipping the Design Balance in Milan

Janel Laban
Apr 28, 2008

Karen Klages reports from the annual Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan that the shift toward "soft glam" has occurred. She reports that the curves, texture, pattern and color that have been moving to the forefront for the past few years got more glamorous as finishes went glossy and and shiny and pleats and folds were everywhere. Jump below for the show coverage and more from the Sunday paper:

Above the jump: Tipping the Design Balance to Soft Glam

The other trend from the show? Primitive Poetic - a spare look, "tapping into ancient cultures and creating pieces of furniture with a soulful quality". Shown: Nanook by Phillippe Bestenheider for Moroso.

The Big List: H & G's annual roundup of ALL of the season's house walks from April through October.

Baking Soda for Spring Cleaning - a few tips from Michael de Jong's book, "Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing".

Privacy and Sunlight: ideas for window treatments that create privacy without sacrificing all the light.

Photo: Top, Frilly - Patricia Urquiola by Gimena on Design Beans

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