HOMI, the Lifestyle Fair of Fiera Milano, was held from 25 to 28 at Rho Fieramilano
Objects, fabrics, decoration, tableware and kitchenware: countless interpretations of fine craftsmanship in timeless creations and classics, at HOMI 2019.
Nature inspires the forms, taken from the grain of wood for sumptuous, original objects, transforming plates with the hues of the sea, imitating mountainous profiles in knives whose blades reproduce the steep, jagged forms of the Dolomites. Contamination of genres and customization are key factors in the rediscovery of the arts and crafts of the Italian tradition, alongside daring experimentation to predict the lifestyles of tomorrow.
Wood, terracotta, leather, but also artificial materials treated to resemble natural fibers: the home rediscovers the materials of the past, combined with the design of the present. This is one of the responses to the rise of “slim design” triggered by the spread of electronic devices, countered by a growing return to more traditional things: the natural and organic dimension becomes a stylistic signature for tableware, lamps, accessories and small furnishing complements. The colors are natural and earthy, and many designers are trying to make a break with rational schemes, seeking “wilder” and more casual forms.
Fabrics in the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom or the bedroom become canvases on which to depict your own taste and style. The colors and forms of accessories are increasingly joined by fragrances for the home.