Shiny materials combined with opaque surfaces, pastel colors, especially antique pink for details and finishes, round and overlapping shapes. Here are the 3 furnishing trends seen at the Salone del Mobile that will influence the design of the coming seasons.

The furniture trends seen at the Salone del Mobile 2018 will inspire the choices of thousands of consumers across the country during 2018 and beyond. The Salone del Mobile is in fact a meeting point between creativity, innovation and tradition, where trends in color palettes, contrasts of materials and shapes are born.

The edition just passed highlighted three clear trends that are already spreading in the world of luxury design and interior design.

Materials – Glossy and matt

Secret desk in anthracite leather, natural oak veneered wood top and flap door in glossy arabicised SuperMarble.

It has now been decreed with certainty: the matt and shiny furnishing accessories in the living rooms are the elements on which to focus when creating trendy environments. The living area, after all, is the most vital environment of the house: so its style must be studied in detail to give a personality to the room, make it hospitable, but also cool.

Versus table, solid oak wood frame, SuperMarble Noir Desir polished top – Sveva chair

As we have seen at the Salone del Mobile 2018, many national and International designers have proposed matt and shiny living room furniture, a combination of optical and material effects that do not come unnoticed. In particular, if in recent years the minimal design has characterized many modern furnishings, this year will focus on the highly processed and studied material components, compositional freedom and shapes, volumes and surfaces different from one another, juxtaposed.

The Bontempi Casa proposals

We at Bontempi Casa have interpreted this trend and made it our own, trying to combine matt, rough and porous surfaces, like oak wood, to shiny, cold and metallic surfaces such as steel. The Matrix table, for example, is the perfect paradigm that unites these two contrasting materials, very different by view and touch. The result is an innovative product that satisfies traditionalists and avantgardists.

Matrix table, antique brass structure, charcoal oak wood top

Pastel colors – pink

Alfa chairs, oak frame, antique pink Premium leather cushions – Matrix table – Lexington bookcase – Ginger coffee table

The pastel shades give a lively but never exaggerated allure to the home environment. They can be used to color seats, details and finishes, or even entire surfaces of sideboards, containers and even small coffee tables. For some years now, the Milanese stands of the Salone have been tinged with a delicate mustard yellow, an airy sky-blue and many other colors that belong to pastel palettes. However, it has been confirmed that for 2018 the antique pink will be the best-selling color in the design world.

Long Island armchair in pink powder velvet and antique brass structure – Planet coffee table


How to match the pink to the furniture? Very simple: the designers advise to approach it with delicacy and parsimony and make it stand out in environments where more neutral materials and colors predominate, such as white, ocher, black or gray.

Bontempi’s proposals

Kelly chair, frame in natural oak with antique pink premium leather covering – Secret secretary desk


Malik chair in Antique Pink Premium leather – Millennium table – Cosmopolitan sideboard – Olimpia lamp


We at Bontempi Casa, for the 2018 furniture collection, have chosen to range between the different shades of pink: a matt and compact pink, shaded like a pastel. More than romantic and feminine, our pink comes in a unisex color that becomes a pantone for the walls, and a delicate shade on the premium leather of the Malik chair.

Shapes – the circle

Penelope Chair
Lazy Susan rotating tray

Riding the wave of the 80s influences, the circular shapes return, those of the disco ball from Studio54, but this time turned into surfaces. Marble disks stacked on larger disks of wood, steel and glass. The circle becomes the protagonist of the trends of the Salone del Mobile, and is used to furnish living rooms, halls, kitchens and even sleeping areas. Round tables, but also chairs with a roundness evident in the structural lines: so will be our trendy houses.

usion table in antique brass, top and base in pearl onyx SuperMarble – Penelope chair – Cosmopolitan sideboard – Strega chair 
Tondo mirrors



Bontempi’s proposals

Imperial Table

The Imperial table by Bontempi Casa has been presented at the Salone, as part of the #bontempideluxe collection: it has a supporting structure reminiscent of a jewel bracelet; the top is elliptical, made of transparent bronze glass (but also available in other variants).

Imperial table, antique-gold brass structure, bronze transparent glass top – Sveva chair




Planet, designed for Bontempi by the designer Davide Casaccia, is a coffee table equipped with autonomous lighting, and composed of three circles of different sizes, which seem to play in harmony in space. The circle, therefore, is the dominant shape element of the 2018 home decor, and will decorate all the rooms, large and small

Planet coffee table, antique brass structure, antique brass details,
SuperMarble Noir Desir top – Daya armchair




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