AN EDITION OF HOMI THAT SHOWED THE NEW TRENDS IN HOME LIVING
The exhibition dedicated to home decor unveiled products, ideas and suggestions during an event dedicated to living in the home, with a number of talks and meetings on trends and the home experience.
March 2022. HOMI Special Edition, the trade fair for furnishings and home accessories for contemporary living, ended on a positive note, hosting 352 brands, 40% from 27 different foreign countries.
Alongside the variety of products offered throughout the exhibition, there was an events programme packed with in-depth discussions, workshops and talks focusing on the main themes of interest to the HOMI community, organised in collaboration with institutions and industry experts. The themes were diverse, ranging from the retail experience to living spaces and trade as well as materials for an all-round reflection on the home experience and new perspectives on stores. Ideas and insights that received excellent feedback, ensuring not only added value for the event but also an excellent opportunity for discussion among visitors and professionals.
In terms of trends for 2022, sharing the spotlight with creativity are craftsmanship, ‘Made-in’ and colour: from bright, happy tones evocative of summer vibes, to shades inspired by nature, characterised by the chromatic sobriety of the earth.
The focus on sustainability is clearer than ever before with intriguing uses of recycled materials and great commitment to solidarity, without losing sight of smart ideas.
A HOMI Special Edition centred on product customisation and the search for an exclusive, branded project, with spaces that are increasingly fluid and adaptable to demand.
Next edition: fieramilano (Rho) from 16 to 19 September 2022
LIFESTYLE TRADE FAIR HOMI IS READY FOR JANUARY 2022 EDITION
From the 27th to the 30th of January 2022, fieramilano will once again host the home décor exhibition, reaffirming its value in terms of artisanship, ‘Made In’ and sustainability
Milan, 9 December 2021. HOMI, The Lifestyle Trade Fair, an exhibition focused entirely on home living and décor, has announced its return in January 2022 with an in-person edition taking place at Fieramilano (Rho) from the 27th to the 30th of the month.
The exhibition once again focuses on artisanship, ‘Made In’ products and sustainability, cornerstones of the Milan-based event which, through its dynamic format, explores all home living trends. Furnishings and accessories, home fabrics and textiles, fragrances, kitchenware and tableware will narrate evolving living and design in our homes.
“For us, the January edition will be a great time to relaunch, an event for getting together again and presenting new products with innovative designs”, says Simona Greco, Exhibitions Director at Fiera Milano. “Our goal is to endorse start-ups and local production and promote artisanship and local areas and, not least, our definitive contemporary outlook. Never before have physical events proved to be so key to seeing unique, original ideas first-hand, and also as an opportunity for discussion and searching for new, exciting stimuli”.
Sustainability remains central to the exhibition’s strategy and design with many exhibitors featuring sustainable projects and products as well as ad hoc initiatives such as an ongoing collaboration with Kiki-Lab, thanks to which HOMI is hosting the first edition of the KI-LIFE Sustainable Award 2022, recognising Italian and international companies in key HOMI sectors that have conceived and created products or projects with all-round sustainable development in mind.
There will also be a focus on training, which HOMI continues to invest in aiming to involve the trade fair’s widespread community which, partly through digital integration, increasingly involves younger generations of consumers and visitors. That is why HOMI has created specific webinars that can be accessed online both before and during the exhibition and will also provide a series of talks and workshops during the event. Twelve major architectural firms from across Italy and Europe will feature projects and case histories centred on the evolution of the Retail Experience, from shopping to the emotional experience. Meanwhile, two events will be held in cooperation with the province of Milan’s association of architects, Ordine degli Architetti di Milano e Provincia, focusing on issues including spatial flow, material restoration and durability, and space domesticity. There will also be a series of workshops on the Retail industry in partnership with ART, an association brings key players from tableware, cooking, gifts and home décor together.
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