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Surfaces, architecture, functions

Hettich's "Light and Airy Meets Opulent" trend report on Salone del Mobile 2017 portraits the trends shown at the world's biggest and most important furniture exhibition.

In terms of surface finishes, classy materials, such as marble, leather, velvet and precious metals, set the tone in Milan. The colour scheme embraces dark shades, and most of the timbers used are dark as well. Accent colours are applied in muted, matt tones. The use of glass doors conjures transparency. Organic shapes give upholstered furniture, tables and even cabinets the flair of the "swinging sixties". They provide a contrast with purist, filigree contours. The furniture on display also impresses in functionality: sliding and folding door systems provide access to storage spaces, and bar compartments are increasingly finding their way into the living room. Cabinets are demonstrating their talent as organisers on the inside too.

Hettich's "Light and Airy Meets Opulent" trend report provides a general picture of the new products presented. It shows a selection of impressions of diverse surfaces, vibrant architecture and intelligent functions – as information and inspiration. It can be ordered free of charge at home-info(at)de.hettich.comand is available as a web special: https://trendreport.hettich.com/

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