Home Furnishing Trends from Italy

Design Italy, a trade show dedicated 100% to Made in Italy interior design, has predicted furnishing styles that promise to characterise home interiors in the coming months.

A 360° idea of ​​well-being emphasising respect for the environment, in reunification with nature and in the search for technological solutions to be integrated into everyday life, capable of improving the quality of life, is the trend in home interiors predicted by Design Italy on its e-commerce site. Dedicated to Italian design, since 2019 Design Italy has been recording market demands and the evolution of tastes of online buyers from all over the world. Its goal is to offer furnishings for a functional home, which creates well-being for people and is at the same time respectful of the environment.

Domestic spaces are lightened and appear brighter, thanks to a careful selection of colours based on neutral and soft tones. An example is the Roly Poly design armchair by Faye Toogood for Driade, which with its curved backrest and oversized cylindrical legs, recalls a funny pet. A complement that gives a touch of style and joy to the home.

An example of rigour and aesthetic cleanliness is the Leonardo table by Achille Castiglioni for Zanotta, a piece of timeless beauty with a trestle structure in evaporated beech and a white laminate top. These light colours go very well with enveloping and relaxing earthy colours such as ochre, cream, beige and grey. They are delicate nuances such as the Hexagonal plate in Palatina marble by Gabriele D’Angelo for Kimano, the perfect centrepiece, or the vase of 13Ricrea, which recalls a composition of dried flowers.

These light dominants also go very well with some “surprise” pieces with more decisive and bright tones, capable of characterising the rooms. Excellent ideas are the highly refined Duprè Mosaic Carpet by Sicis in glass and marble or the three-colour Mercury armchair by Daria Zinovatnaya for Adrenalina.

Poltrona ROLY POLY di Faye Toogood per Driade

Technological research is an excellent ally in the world of design. It not only equips designers with new work tools but allows the constant transformation of product development paradigms. At the last Salone del Mobile, many companies proudly presented the results of their research. Thanks to 3D printing, for example, Medaarch has designed a series of vases that are a tribute to Mediterranean culture. The furniture is equipped to become multi-functional. The Ficupala lamp by Cassina combines a classic and retro shape, that of an ancient lantern, with a technological LED soul, which allows it to be recharged and used even outdoors. Even the armchairs and sofas evolve: Bigala, designed by Roberto Giacomucci for Adrenalina, is a versatile element for the home and office that incorporates a small table and USB chargers on the sides.

In the living room, soft, welcoming shapes triumph, roundness capable of immediately evoking a feeling of comfort and enveloping relaxation. Many designs have lines without edges: upholstered furniture, tables, coffee tables and curved support surfaces. MyHome has created the Bordone armchair in velvet with thick stitching, enhancing its softness. O volcano by Roberto Semprini for Giovannetti is a purple circumference with a crater in the centre that houses a light source. The Sergio Giobbi Le Nuvole sofa for Giovannetti has a cheerful and retro design with non-deformable polyurethane padding. Che Pakko! designed by Marcantonio for Mogg is a pouffe that takes its inspiration from shipping boxes, where the fabric is tied with scenographic ropes that enhance the soft and rich padding.

Pouf Imbottito CHE PAKKO! di Marcantonio per Mogg

Designers and the public are increasingly attentive to ecological issues. The materials and their origin also dictate the choice of products, whether they are new or rediscovered components. Recycled and recyclable plastic, for example, is one of the great advances, particularly PLA, also known as polylactic acid, obtained from raw natural materials such as corn. The Sissi chairs, Green collection by Ludovica + Roberto Paloma for Driade, are made with waste plastic materials, incredibly resistant, and suitable for indoors and outdoors.


Cork is experiencing a remarkable comeback. This is the case of companies such as Suber or OTQ that use this material exclusively to make beds, sideboards, tables and chairs.

As for the finishes, the glossy and shiny surfaces give way to matt and natural effects. The materials, and especially the wood, show themselves in all their original beauty. The Notch Shelf bookcase by Neri&HU for Riva 1920 was made in briccole timber (the oak posts that mark waterways) with pressure-fitted shelves.

Balconies and terraces are now the great opportunities in domestic space. The outdoors is a sector that Made in Italy presides over with proposals of excellence. Any ideas to make your outdoor space unique? The Allure upholstered sunbed by Christophe Pillet for Talenti is perfect for gardens and terraces, or the Dolcevita armchair by Serralunga with a decidedly urban style made of recycled material with very high resistance to sunlight. For the lucky ones who also own a swimming pool, there is the unmissable Glouglou by Martinelli, a multipurpose lamp that can be placed on the ground or floated on the water, guaranteeing a magical light effect for over six hours.

Lampada Galleggiante GLOUGLOU POL di Emiliana Martinelli per Martinelli Luce

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