Another Trend from Supersalone

In addition to sustainability - a central theme in this year’s fair - a lot of colour everywhere was another distinctive interior design trend. After the gloomy almost two years without live events designers now respond with rich colour palettes:

Tote by Sebastian Herkner

Arper - Mixu collection

Cielo bathrooms ph. T.Zaharieva

ph. T.Zaharieva

MOM - photo T. Zaharieva
More about Supersalone at my blog Designcommentator: Supersalone shows what the international furniture fair should look like in the future


Commercial Lighting Design Trends

According to many specialists the difference between a good room and a perfect one is the lighting. Probably that is true for commercial spaces, too. Commercial building occupants and users - office employees, retail shoppers, hotel guests or patients at a hospital,  all need a more customized, comfortable, and smart building experience. And one of the most important elements for this is lighting

Clavel Arquitectos' makeover of the five-star Gran Hotel Casino Extremadura deploys lighting to accentuate the spatial opulence of the complex's entertainment venues. Photos: David Frutos (BISimages) source: architonic.com

A good interior designer should be able to offer the best solution for her customers. And we have to consider not just the visual elements of lighting design, target and ambient lighting, but also flexibility, efficiency, possibility to use different levels of lighting, its impact on people and environment, cost effectivenessStudies show that lighting makes up over 30% of electricity consumption in buildings. 

The main trend is growing use of LED lighting solutions - they provide not only energy savings but also costs savingsAlso, LED lighting technology has the ability to enrich experiences and complement architectural components and all that makes it a major element of commercial lighting.

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Power and control of LED lamps via Power-over-Ethernet network creates new opportunities for using this type of light source. PoE lighting systems are smart lighting. They improve control over light quality, lower energy bills, and substantially lengthen bulb life. Perhaps the biggest advantage of LED lighting in a PoE network is that it will be compatible with new technologies in the future, as data cables, power cables and lighting cables are already installed where needed. Adding a new sensor or module to the smart LED hub is a cheap way to increase the capabilities of the existing infrastructure without additional expensive lighting replacement. Zūm Wired lighting control provides all the same features you are looking for in a PoE lighting system, but for a lower cost and more reliability, serving as a true end-to-end solution.

I am very much impressed with another interesting trend in lighting, especially for commercial spaces - it has additional functions.  We can now have lighting which is designed not only to illuminate but is also able to absorb ambient noise and ensure a high level of acoustic comfort:

The Acustica suspension lamp by Fabbian at Life Source, a new hospitality centre in Bergamo

All these are part of a bigger trend Lighting for Enhanced Occupant Health and Wellness. Many studies prove that the correct amount and type of illumination provided to building occupants can enhance overall health and wellbeing. 
You can read more about Lighting and How to create a good mood in your living space by using great lighting in my blog Designcommentator.



Some of my favorites from Supersalone

 I like glass very much and for a good reason - it creates a feeling of lightness in the interiors I design. And especially coloured glass. Imagine how beautiful these side tables will be in front of your sofa or next to your comfortable armchair :)

Soda by Yiannis Ghikas for Miniforms

Boterina Armchair by Miniforms

- for their numerous possibilities.

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First Impressions from SUPERSALONE

I want to congratulate Stefano Boeri and his team for what they have achieved! Supersalone is not just a reborn Salone, it presents the essence of the old Salone in a modern sustainable way. 

It responds exactly to what has been announced - no excess of materials, good organization and a lot of information! Enjoy a part of the inspiring new designs and talks:

The welcome talks with Maria Porro and Marva Griffin - a great insight about the present and near future directions of design!


A view of the pavillions

Just a few of the numerous photos from the fair that I want to share :) There will be more soon. 

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