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Product Design
Published: 26 Apr 2016

This annual design industry meet-up remains an essential for the calendar. Milan Design Week offers a rich platform for raising brand awareness, profiling upcoming talent and engaging tastemakers. From key product launches to event highlights, colour and material trends to branded spaces, we bring you the key takeaways of 2016.

Milan Design Week 2016 reports
Milan 2016: Lifestyle Trends
Milan 2016: Lifestyle Trends
Milan 2016: Lifestyle Trends
Milan Design Week plays host to a roster of fresh design and curated exhibitions across the full range of product categories. Savvy brands realise the benefit of pairing with, and acting as a platform for young design talent – bringing contemporary solutions to urban dwellers and reviving the craft sector.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Colour
Milan 2016: Colour
Milan 2016: Colour
We highlight the key colour, material and finish trends that dominated Milan Design Week this year – from sweet pastel hues and tonal combinations, to multi-hued metallic finishes.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Colour Application
Milan 2016: Colour Application
Milan 2016: Colour Application
Brands embraced colour application this year at Milan, from imaginative colour-composed spatial designs to experimental adaptations of pattern and finish. We round up the most memorable and inspirational projects.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Materials
Milan 2016: Materials
Milan 2016: Materials
Always a hotbed for material innovation, Milan did not disappoint this year. From wood to glass, we spotlight the inspiring concept fabrications being reinvented through skill and technical know-how.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Furniture & Lighting
Milan 2016: Furniture & Lighting
Milan 2016: Furniture & Lighting
Milan Design Week remains the premier event to discover new furniture and lighting design, both at the dedicated iSaloni and at exhibitions throughout the city. Designs take a refined path, with soft feminine forms enriched by tactile fabrics, and darker woods bringing sophistication to the home office. Glass continues to push the creative boundaries of lighting scale, form and colour application.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Kitchen & Bathroom
Milan 2016: Kitchen & Bathroom
Milan 2016: Kitchen & Bathroom
Smart appliances and sophisticated designs are affirming the kitchen as the social and connected centre of the home. Bathrooms are increasingly versatile, with compact solutions and self-contained consoles reimagining bathing spaces.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Home Accessories & Textiles
Milan 2016: Home Accessories & Textiles
Milan 2016: Accessories & Textiles
Once again, Milan Design Week provides a showcase for the latest and most innovative contemporary designs in home accessories – with several collaborations between established brands and international designers piquing our interest this year. We highlight the trends and standout products across textiles, tableware and accessories from the event.
Product Design
Milan Design Week 2016
26 Apr 2016
Milan 2016: Brand Experiences
Milan 2016: Brand Experiences
Milan 2016: Brand Experiences
Milan Design Week is now as valuable for raising brand profiles as launching products, with daring physical experiences increasingly key. From innovation posturing to tech-tastic nature odysseys, 2016 was also the year the megabrands came out to play. Straddling sports, furniture, automotive and electronics, we dissect the major crowd pleasers. 
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