Last week we dashed by Milan to get a quick fix on the design trends being reflected in the work at Italy's global design fair Salone Del Milano. In 24 hours we visited i Fuori, the Zona Tortana and many more show spaces. Here are some of the observations we made from our in-out trip:

Last week we dashed by Milan to get a quick fix on the design trends being reflected in the work at Italy's global design fair Salone Del Milano. In 24 hours we visited i Fuori, the Zona Tortana and many more show spaces. Here are some of the observations we made from our in-out trip:

Playfulness – There seemed to be a lot of playfulness and this was led by Marcel Wanders with his show of flooring tile prints, oversize bells and delicate packaging. We saw it at the amazing wall of straws at the Moroso show, in the cutlery from Maarten Van Severen, the cushions from Fatboy and the little and very sweet Elephant from Vitra. A special mention must be made to Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto for their work on show at the Satellite – especially their see-saw bookcase. All photos tagged ‘playful'

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