Milano will, in a few hours, become the global design capital and the main location for the wider creative industry associated with it. When we say “Milan”, we are talking about the entire city and not just the pavilions of Fieramilano Rho from April 18th to 23rd, where the new edition of Salone del Mobile will be held. The entire city, because between streets and neighborhoods there will also be Fuorisalone (17-23 April). This time, Italian leather will also take on a central role with a setup named Nabucco inside Spazio Lineapelle (piazza Tomasi di Lampedusa).
Nabucco at Spazio Lineapelle
“Created to accompany the unmistakable Italian style to design projects – reads an official press release -, the wall modules’ collection Nabucco puts under the spotlight the development applications of made in Italy leather for the interiors’ industry. Innovative, compared to the traditional boiserie, which takes shape from an idea of Maurizio Molini and a set of 25 colors inspired by renaissance and baroque Venetian painting techniques. A chromatic alphabet in service of architects and interior designers as part of the relation between fashion and architecture”.
The long nidification wave
Leather and design “represent a partnership of enormous international success story for high-end Italian manufacturing. The upholstery category has always been one of the main industries when it came to using Italian leather. The boom started in 2000, when over 50 million square meters of leather were used every year by the segment. After a period of slowdown, sales found rhythm once more during the pandemic, on the shoulders of the nidification trend. The reference international markets are USA and northern Europe, with the Middle and Far East regions also showing promising signs”. It goes without saying then that “it’s time for leather to face the challenge of the interiors’ segment. Forecasts are very interesting, especially given the high interest shown by luxury hotellerie”.