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Milan Design Week 2016 Trend Spotting – Cacti

Our roving reporter Charlie Cosby has been relentless searching the halls of Milan Design Week 2016 to find the most interesting trends…

I hate to admit it but I am one of the many who has fallen prey to the lure of the succulent and cactus trend. I can’t help it. I really love them. For fellow enthusiasts here are my top 5 from Milan Design Week:

1. Cactus on Wheels.

Found this beauty in Lambrate in the ‘Reset’ exhibition.

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2. Cardboard cut out cactus

I think this is a succulent but cactus sounded better. This little chap can be found in the designers block exhibit on via Tortona.

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3. Hairy cactus in cork.

Hairy Cactus and friends can be found on the De Corchos stand in Lambrate.

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4. Neon acrylic Cactus.

These two are tiny but giant versions are also available

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5. In a saucepan Cactus.

Not part of an exhibit but just happened to spot on the window sill next to the Marcel Wanders ‘Cybex’ collection.

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More trends and observations to come!



Charlie Cosby

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Charlotte Cosby has 8 years experience working in the interiors industry and is currently Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball where she experiments with colour on a daily basis. Inspired by the unusual, her love of design and extreme curiosity for both form and substance take her all over the world.


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