Llama Group attend Milan Design Week 2018 and explore the bustling city

Last month Llama Group & Janey Butler Interiors visited Milan to attend the world's biggest design fair, Salone del Mobile 2018, otherwise known as Milan Design Week. During our visit we were able to view beautiful rooms and installations showcasing up-and-coming talent within the design world.

The team were very excited to attend the 57th edition of the Milan furniture fair and explore the city; Italy's cultural metropolis of fashion and design. In 1961, the original focus of the fair was to promote Italian furniture, the annual event is now the largest trade fair of its kind in which those within the design industry gather together in Milan to view the world's latest furniture and design. The global event is described as being a "forum for ideas, creativity, technology, innovation and culture, illustrating the new modes of home living.” It is a central hub for those in the design community to connect and celebrate creativity and innovation.

It was a great opportunity for the team to discover emerging designers and acquire a better understanding for our existing supplier's brand and creation process. The fair featured a stunning selection of lavish furniture, which incorporated rich colours with luxurious textures. In addition innovative lighting and home accessories that were truly inspiring were amongst some of the quality pieces we know will look great in our Llama Group home and commercial projects. Here is a selection of our favourite finds.

Interior at Milan Design Week
Lighting at Milan Design Week
Home decoration at Milan Design Week
A photograph from Milan Design Week, Salone Del Mobile

Throughout the fair each interior design concept and piece of furniture combined quality and creativity perfectly. We loved the use of soft tactile materials, from elegant sumptuous velvet sofas, to effortlessly cool statement leather armchairs in bold hues. The lighting and ceramic collection was also exceptional and combined organic shapes and the experimentation of colour with cutting-edge design. We're excited to introduce new pieces into our current and future Llama Group projects.

Ceramics at Milan Design Week, Salone Del Mobile
A photograph from Milan Design Week, Salone Del Mobile
Velvet chair at the Milan Design Week, Salone Del Mobile.
Interior at the Milan Design Week, Salone Del Mobile.

Throughout the week, installations, exhibitions and fairs were distributed across the city, so as you can imagine it was any design enthusiasts dream. The design team were in their element as they swooned over the beautifully crafted furniture and decorative pieces for the home and garden.

We were also delighted to be invited as VIP guests to one of our supplier’s Milan showroom. Our Cheshire showroom and architectural design studio features many of their stunning leather pieces, so Janey and her designers were very keen to view their latest collection.

Outside the busy event we took to the bustling streets of Milan to soak up the Milanese culture. We travelled to the heart of the city to visit the cathedral and explored it's glorious architecture as well as enjoyed the finest Italian cuisine and all Milan had to offer.

Fabrics at the Milan Design Week, Salone Del Mobile.
Milan Cathedral, Italy


Have you got a project for Llama Group? We are unique in the market place to offer a true, design to turn-key service. We are not ‘just’ Architects, Interior Designers or a Construction Company, and we only offer the ‘Complete’ turn-key service with all elements brought together from our design studio / RIBA Architects practice.

This way we can guarantee not only a stress free, and cost effective journey for our clients, but also the level of finish which we as a group of companies working together have become renowned for.

If you are interested in a project or booking an appointment at our showroom, please email info@llamagroup.co.uk.