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Top 5 Black Founds On Milan Design Week 2019


Milan Design Week or ‘Salone del Mobile Milano’, which was launched in 1961 is an annual international affair for promoting the best creations in the furnishing and design sector. Each April during 2 weeks the capital of fashion transforms in an art space, where every corner, gallery public or private zones are exposing the most innovative, fresh and exploding interior designs. It’s been only two weeks since the last Design Week 2019 showcased (8-14th of April) and we decided to gather 5 of the most eye-catching projects of this year show! You guessed it, totally focusing on the black color… of course.

1. Perfect Darkness by design studio H+O

H+O design studio is a collaboration of Italian architect and designer Elisa Ossino and Danish creative director Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer. They have presented an entire apartment for Milan Design Week, which they were working on for 7 months. H+O has also cooperated with 9 other studios and brands for the whole installation called “Perfect Darkness”. The main material used in the current design is the tiles. It is surprisingly astonishing how designers managed to prove, that tiles are not only the material for bathrooms but creating bold contemporary interiors. They are using a hypnotizing combination of black, grey shades, ground colors and red for brighter accents. It’s a perfect blend of Mediterranean culture, which focuses on lines and clean Danish lines in furniture. By the way, Perfect Darkness will remain in place for the next 10 months, so check it out, if you’ll be in Milan.


2. Tom Dixon Restaurant/Showroom The Manzoni

Photography by Peer Lindgreen

Another place in Milan, which you can actually visit, even if you didn’t attend the fair. This year restless innovator Tom Dixon decided to make his contribution more permanent. His Design Research studio opened The Manzoni restaurant, which on the same time works as a showroom. In the main room of Dining Hall, you can observe and literally experience his Fat dining chairs from the last collection, available in black and grey color. The hall features a vast “monastic Italian” dining table lit by a string of Opal globes and floor lamps from the same collection. Black massive art pieces on the wall are looking outstanding against the background of neutral textures.

3. Juko Studio: The Warriors’ collection

Photography by Monica Khemsurov

“Rotary motion-module system-interaction” is the phrase, that can fully express the collection, as the authors say. It includes three pieces of furniture: a chest of drawers, a clothing rack, and a coffee table, which are all ideally combined in one concept. The independent rotary motion of each element allows choosing one of many possible layouts, so anyone can easily transform it to its needs and visual preferences. The Warrior’s collection combines black with blue, white and a bit golden color, all framed in semi-matte black solid structures to attract the attention.

4. Bold forms in Iroko wood and Belgian Oak

Photo from Instagram @studioarnodeclercq and @houseofgreylondon

Arno Declercq is a Belgian designer and art dealer who amazes with his hand-crafted total black objects. His art works are inspired by static vases and candlesticks that the people had in big houses over 100 years ago. Arno rethought these home accessories with the influence of war buildings and tribal arts. Each sculpture is unique and made with tropical hardwood called Iroko, combined with Belgian oak, that dried for more than 30 years.

5.  ANDlight: spotlight volumes

These modern lamps by Canadian decorative luminaire design and manufacturer company ANDlight are inspired by spotlights. Looking very classy, although simple and a bit industrial like. Not much to say, just a good and basic design element, which doesn’t require too many efforts for a good combination with. Additionally, a pendant version of the lamp offers a multidirectional illumination.


Although the craziest mixes of colors, textures, shapes, and patterns are becoming more and more popular in the design world, there will also be a stable community for black lovers. Black doesn’t mean refusing from experiments and inventions, but we believe it’s a guarantee of style and a good taste.

Inspired yet? Don’t miss the next Milan Design Week 2020, which will occur from 21 to 26 April.

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