5 minutes with Bradford Interiors

Mark Pheloung, managing director of Bradford Interiors, can’t speak highly enough of his experience at the recent Salone fair. “It [is] a constant source of inspiration [and] a perfect opportunity to meet with our suppliers and develop the relationships we have made.”

Trend-wise, he notes a softening of accent colours like blue and green, as well as a “continued strong use of timber and natural materials and textures.” Looking ahead, Pheloung says he is most excited for new leather finishes and the development of ceramics for table-tops.



Head over to to have a look at Bradford Interiors’ stunning furniture.

A Word with ECC’s Mike Thorburn

ECC have just returned from their 35th year at the Milan Furniture Fair, otherwise known as Salone. The businesses’ managing director Mike Thorburn says there was a natural trend at this year’s fair: “there was an overall feeling of softness in the collections with a colour palette that included pastel shades. Organic shapes were evident [and] plush velvets were favoured.” On the lighting side of things, Thorburn notes that there was a variety of size, styles and materials.

As for what we can expect to see instore, Thorburn says there will be satin and bronze seating, woven textures and handblown glass effects.

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