Trends Milan: Soft Texture

Trends at Milan Furniture Fair and Milan Design Week span many industries from homewares & living to industrial design & contract. I think that's why many are drawn to Milan to gather inspiration and why the show has grown to be a design mecca for more than just furniture junkies.

Soft texture is another trend that spans the genres - upholstery that resembles soft flowing silks, a loose snuggly doona or material [be it fabric or even paper] that is quilted, pleated or ruched to create volume or texture.
[p.s Doona is an Aussie term for Duvet]

[Image above Chris Kabel for Droog]

Molo Urchin lighting range, constructed with craft paper or waterproof tyvek. [Image via inhabitat]

Lazy Bastard chair by Bertjan Pot for Montis - a chair filled with polystyrene balls like a bean bag, with a quilted texture to the upholstery.

Soft wood by Front for Moroso - yes it's actually upholstery. Moroso featured the moment collection - each piece utilises photographic images to create the illusion of texture and movement.

Drape, Front for Moroso

Paper Cloud, Tokujin Yoshi for Moroso
[All images unless otherwise stated via designws]