Our favourite home collections from Milan Design Week ’22

Schenelle Dsouza 
One of the biggest design fairs, Milan Design Week took place from June 7-12. As always, the collections showcased left us awestruck, with multiple collections from home decor and fashion to impressive installations and designed spaces. One of the most extensive sections this year was the home decor collection exhibited by a multitude of brands. These covered everything including lighting, furniture, wallpaper, cushions, rugs, vases, decor pieces and more.
With over 20+ home decor collections, it was hard to pick the ones that stand out. Nonetheless we have our favourites. Take a look at some of the most stylish and eccentric home decor pieces from this year’s Milan Design Week.
Colville
Colville
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Milanese fashion brand Colville is best recognised for its eccentric fashion pieces that are a burst of colours, prints and patterns. While the idea of such an elaborate mix may sound jarring, rest assured it is anything but that. For this year’s Milan Design Week, the brand forayed into home decor, stretching their eccentricity into design with a range of colour blocked poufs, colourful cushions, shaggy rugs and coloured coffee tables. While we certainly enjoy every bit of their collection, it is their selection of shaggy rugs that are a real eye grabber. These shaggy rugs made in Turkey borrow from the brand’s fashion eccentrics, blending mix and mactch colours in a series of linear patterns, which are a great pop of colour for a netural toned space.
Colville
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D&G Casa
D&G Casa
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You cannot talk about eccentric home decor without looking at D&G Casa. Designer fashion label Dolce & Gabbana like many other brands launched its own selection of home decor last yet. Since then D&G Casa has unveiled a vast number of products all of which follow the maximalist aesthetic. Their collections displayed at Milan Design Week followed four specific themes, Carretto, Majolica, Leopardo and Zebra. Within each theme was a collection of couches, cusions, carpets, poufs, tablecloths, serveware and more. Our favourite among these had to be the Majolica collection. Resplendant of Southern Italy, the collection revisits the Blu Mediterraneo through shades of pure white and intense light blues.
D&G Casa
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La DoubleJ
La DoubleJ
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Colour was a huge part of Milan Design Week 2022. It is no longer about the neutrals and the pastels, but rather the brightest colours of bliss. This was not limited to wallpapers and furniture, but home decor as well. La DoubleJ, another fashion brand that is well known for its colourful collections, showcased its selection of colourful tableware, beacause who want plain white ceramics anymore? The brand has since come to known as one of the few maximalist tableware brands with an appealing selection. Look out for their colourful glass vases, printed cermaics, intricate patternered plates and more.
La DoubleJ
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Louis Vuitton 
 Louis Vuitton
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Louis Vuitton’s “Objets Nomades” is a Milan Design Week must-see. For this year’s presentation, the brand decided to reconnect with some of its old collaborators like the Campana Brothers and Raw Edges, to create updated versions of their previous designs. These include the Bulbo chair by the Campano Brothers,which is inspired by nature and food, the colourful cocoon chairs also by the Campano Brothers, the Raw Edges cosmetic table redesigned with an enameled base, Atelier Oi’s Belt Chair spawned lounge chair, stool, and side stool, among others.
 Louis Vuitton
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Nilaufer x Khaled El Mays

 

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An iteration of the “Flora Seating Series”, Nilaufer Gallery presented a new collection at the Milan Design Week which had a psychadelic approach. Creating a dreamy state of mind, the set up of the collection was enhanced by elements like the Medusa lamp, the Flora Modular Sofas, or the flora modular bench. The collection is designed with a customised fabric, reminiscent of psychedelic illustrations.
Ralph Lauren Home

 

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While maximalism was the (secret) theme at the Milan Design Week, not all adhered to eccentricity. We’re talking about Ralph Luaren Home. The brand has been known from the beginning for its sombre collections that are less about mix and matching and more about complemeting. For the Milan Design Week, the brand was a cear break from the popping colours and prints with its signature selection of classical home decor. Titled “Palazzo”, the collection was a representation of Milanian lifestyle. From  mahogany furniture and antique collections to layered textures, fine furnishings and signature tartans and tweeds, everything about their collection screamed sophistication and elegance.
Stella McCartney x B&B Italia
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For her exhibition at the Milan Design Week, Stella McCartney collaborated with B&B Italia to recreate a very iconic Le Babole chair. The original piece which designed by Mario Bellini in 1972 was reimagined with conscious materials and upholstery featuring the Stella Summer 2022 hand-drawn Fungi Forest print. Keeping sustainability in mind, the chair can be fully disassembled for potential recycling and repurposing at the end of its life. This special edition ‘Le Bambole’ will be available to purchase later this year, marking the beginning of an ongoing collaboration. Another collaboration for the intricate Fungi Forest print was with heritage British luxury interiors house Cole & Son, who reimagined the print as a wallpaper. It is crafted with a substrate derived from 79% renewable fibres and a manufacturing process using 30% less greenhouse gases than traditional non-woven wallcoverings.
Swarovski x Rosenthal
Swarovski
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One of the most fun collections at the Milan Design Week has to be Swarovski’s Signum Collection. Created in collaboration with German porcelain artisan Rosenthal, the collection includes a series of colour coordinated tableware selections that are a fusion of porcelain and crystal. The main motif in the collection which is the octagonal frame, is said to be inspired by 19th century Austrian art. Adding an oomph of luxury, the collection features delicate, exquisite details like cut-crystal lids, golden Swarovski swans, golden details, delicate hand paintings etc which showcases both brands’ signature styles and craftsmanship.
Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon
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British designer Tom Dixon who completed twenty years in the industry exhibited a special collection called “Twenty” at the Milan Design Week. The collection as the name suggests shocased twenty different of the designer’s best collections like the S Chair, he Bird Chair and the MELT Chandelier, along with new additions that focused on sustainable innovation in terms of materials. Like many designers in the industry, Tom Dixon has taken on a sustainable approach to his designs. One example is the MELT chandeliers which use a dichroic filter to filter the light. But its not all about sustainability, Dixon also plays around with design creating some unique pieces like the Etch Puff Lamp, vertical mirror ball chandelier, paper lanterns and more.
Tom Dixon
Photo Courtesy: Tom Dixon / Instagram
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