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Highlight products & trends 2023. Stylish sustainable furniture (1)

May 26 / 2023

The 2023 edition of the Salone del Mobile Milano, held at Rho Fiera Milano show pole, was a resounding success, showcasing the best of the design industry. With over 2,000 exhibiting brands, 37 countries represented, and 550 talented young designers from 31 countries, it truly represented a global celebration of creativity.


A testament to its international appeal, the event attracted a remarkable 307,418 registered visitors, a 15% increase from the previous year. Of these visitors, 65% were buyers and industry professionals from 181 different countries. Notably, China reclaimed its position as the top visiting country after Italy, followed closely by Germany, France, the United States, Spain, Brazil, and India.


This year, a significant number of Spanish leading brands joined forces to showcase new sustainable and highly innovative designs, creating in their stands cross-disciplinary experiences that merged the worlds of design and fashion.

It was a sensory feast of textures, colours, and forms that ignited senses and sparked creativity. From the gentle caress of meticulously handcrafted furniture to the charming avant-garde furnishing solutions, every design evoked a unique emotion, leaving us in a state of awe and wonder. Here we present to you a concise yet impactful report on the prevailing trends and standout products from Spain’s leading furniture brands exhibiting in Milan.


Sustainability above all: Spain at the forefront of Green Revolution

At the 61st edition of the Milan Salone, sustainability took centre stage, focusing on themes such as reuse, circularity, and virtuous practices. Designers showcased their commitment to environmental responsibility, incorporating sustainable materials and innovative production techniques.


LAMADERA outdoor lounge furniture | Francesco Meda & David Quincoces | GANDIABLASCO

Spanish brands have embraced the sustainability trend with fervour integrating sustainable materials, eco-friendly production processes, and innovative circularity practices into their offerings. A noteworthy example is GANDIABLASCO‘s latest collection,


LADEMADERA outdoor lounge furniture | Francesco Meda & David Quincoces | GANDIABLASCO, stand Salone Milano 2023

LADEMADERA, a new outdoor lounge collection designed by Francesco Meda & David Quincoces which is crafted exclusively from teak wood sourced from sustainable forests, showcasing the dedication of the firm to responsible sourcing and environmental preservation.


SUPRA chair family | Note Design Studio | ONDARRETA

Another remarkable example of sustainability in action is ONDARRETA‘s SUPRA chair. Designed by Stockholm-based Note Design Studio, it brings a fresh perspective to the market saturated with polypropylene chairs. While the chair’s construction is notable, it is Ondarreta’s innovative use of translucent polypropylene that sets it apart. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the SUPRA chair showcases the brand’s dedication to sustainability and environmental consciousness through its eco-design approach.

SUPRA chair | Note Design Studio | ONDARRETA

The new UDA table is fruit of the collaboration between jewel designer Helena Rohner and ONDARRETA. What makes it truly exceptional is the use of innovative and environmentally friendly finishes, including the option for a 100% recycled PET tabletop. This groundbreaking material, derived from post-consumer polymers and recycled materials, not only gives new life to single-use objects such as plastic bottle caps, but also imbues each table with a distinctive identity.


UDA tables | Helena Rohner | ONDARRETA

iSiMAR‘s commitment to sustainability is evident in their choice of materials, crafting furniture from galvanized, polyester powder-coated steel that is both durable and environmentally friendly. They further contribute to a circular economy by utilizing 100% recycled materials, ensuring their products can be fully recycled at the end of their lifespan.


MADE chair | ILMIODESIGN | iSiMAR, stand at the Milan Salone 2023

Inspired by ancient female corsets, the new MADAME chair, a creation by ILMIODESIGN, showcases their dedication to creating eco-friendly furniture without compromising on design or comfort.


The growing trend towards sustainability has influenced the design and production of plastic outdoor furniture, promoting eco-friendly materials and practices to create stylish and environmentally conscious outdoor living spaces.



BAKE WOOD, the new version of the BAKE chair by outdoor furniture manufacturer EZPELETA, represents the perfect combination of a vibrant seat and a sustainably sourced wooden backrest. The backrest features a veneer of FSC-certified beech on the inner side and high-quality oak on the outer side, bonded together using low-emission ULEF adhesives. This eco-friendly construction ensures that the BAKE WOOD model brings a natural and rustic touch to your terrace while staying true to the sustainability that defines EZPELETA’s products.


BAKE WOOD chair | EZPELETA, stand at the Milan Salone 2023

Under the new GREEN EDITION range, customers can discover some of RESOL‘s finest designs manufactured using post-consumer recycled material injection techniques. This allows customers to have access to a more sustainable range that preserves the same characteristics and properties as models made from new plastic. Some good examples are the GREEN EDITION versions of the successful TOLEDO AIRE and WOODY chair, designed respectively by Jorge Pensi and Josep Lluscá.

GREEN EDITION chairs | RESOL, stand at the Milan Salone 2023



WOODY chair Green Edition | Josep Lluscá | RESOL

By incorporating sustainable materials, responsible sourcing, and ethical manufacturing processes, the Spanish furniture industry is making significant strides towards a greener and more socially responsible future. Let us forge ahead, uniting design excellence with environmental consciousness to shape a more sustainable and prosperous future for the furniture sector and the world.


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