Innovative kitchen designs showcased at Milan Design Week 2016

The latest in design from countries around the world was exhibited at Milan Design week which is a leading exhibition for the display of new products by designers of furniture, lighting and other home furnishings.

Milan Design Week 2016

Milan Design Week 2016

The show demonstrated that the demand for functionality in kitchens is on the rise with the emphasis being on bringing kitchen and living spaces together as well as the growing market of smart technology for the kitchen.

Here are a few themes and trends that we have picked up from this years show.

Colour schemes and finishes

Warmer tones have been evident throughout a range of finishes on display, including tiles, solid surfaces and flooring.  Bronze and Rose finishes on taps, sinks and lighting were also a trending theme whilst being mixed with other metals and stones.

Warm and copper tones on display at Milan Design Week 2016

Warm and copper tones on display at Milan Design Week 2016

Intelligent Appliances

There was a heavy focus on moden lifestyles and eco-friendly appiances.  Here in the UK we are seeing a popularity of steam ovens, one of the main benefits being healthy cooking and this was evident at this years exhibition.

Technology for the home

Control your kitchen appliances from your iPad or tablet.

The trend towards fully integrated appliances and workstations is popular and larger appliances are on the increase due to a growing demand within modern living – growing families and entertaining at home.  Induction hobs are a ever growing market due to their efficiency and practicality and some stunning models were also on display.

Overall, some key trends that we have come across from reviewing feedback include: –

  • More streamlined kitchens with strong focal points.
  • More efficient appliances, and some larger appliances.
  • ‘Smarter’ appliances integrated into the kitchen allowing them to interact with one another.


Let us know what you think

What do you think about the latest trends displayed at this years exhibition, or any trends you have seen elsewhere? We woud love to hear from you so feel free to drop a comment below.