the maximalist mood that has been gaining momentum for the past few seasons reached new heights of lustre and embellishment during this year’s Milan Design Week. fringed velvet sofas (by Portuguese label Munna and Dutch brand Moooi), lights inspired by jewellery (by anglo-italian duo giopato & coombes) and colourful lacquered cabinets ( courtesy of fornasetti) harked back to more richly furnished eras. slovenian designer nika Zupanc’s pink, brass-inlaid drinks cabinet for luxury indian maker scarlet splendour, and Elena salmistraro’s exquisite Dornette tiles for ceramics specialist Bosa have an air of art-deco glamour. fabulous and fun: win, win.
1 Gioielli sconce by Giopato & Coombes. 2 88 Secrets cabinet by Nika Zupanc for Scarlet Splendour. 3 Cilindro furniture collection by Barnaba Fornasetti. 4 Dornette tiles by Elena Salmistraro for Bosa. 5 Fringes sofa by Munna