The kitchen trend report from Milan Design Week 2023

Stala visited several Milanese kitchen studios during Milan Design Week, here are the best parts and most visible trends. We are also highlighting the most interesting exhibitions and displays at Milan Design Week.

Clarity of design

Clarity of design is evident in Milanese kitchen studios, similar to Nordic design, where details are unparalleled.

20230419_105309.jpgMinotti Cucine's stunning showroom kitchen is like an architectural gem. Clear straight lines with stainless steel and stone surfaces make the kitchen look gorgeously luxurious.

20230419_114950.jpgClear lines and material choices are repeated in almost every kitchen. Often, the island is adorned with a wooden protruding worktop.



A lot of brushed stainless steel was on display in the kitchen studios. In this kitchen, stainless steel is combined with light wood. The details and the high-class finish give the kitchen a luxurious impression.



Wood and stainless steel can be combined in many ways. The protruding wooden dining table can be attached to the island, for example, as a continuation of the door material line.

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By combining stone, metal, wood and glass, you get an eye-catching island and a luxurious kitchen.

20230419_123536.jpgThe combination of stone and steel results in wonderful ensembles.



Milan is full of luxurious kitchens, including stone islands like these.

20230419_131102.jpgAn exception to the general luxurious kitchen look was a summer kitchen look-a-like island with black and gold legs.

Use of surface texture

The linear surface texture was very popular in Milan. Whether it was dishes, tabletops, kitchen fronts, cabinet doors or end plates, line-like surface structures of different sizes and densities were repeated from one material to another.

The line texture is popular in the cabin doors.

The texture was present in both light and dark wood.

The same surface texture was also noticeable in dishes and decorative items.

Stone is a popular material in kitchens, both on countertops and cabinet fronts.

At its widest, the line-surface texture was allowed to be seen on the countertops, where no attempt has been made to hide the seams.

A skill example of combining line texture surfaces.

The line texture also occurs in glass.


The blue-green color was repeated both in interior design and in the automotive industry. Both Lancia and Audi used the same color in their concept cars, either on the interior or exterior.


The green color had been used versatilely both in interior accessories and in fixed furniture.



Signature kitchen suite presented a sweet pink kitchen in its own showroom, which was accented with stainless steel.


Traditional colors such as brown, white, gray and light and dark wood also held their place in Milanese kitchen studios.





Stainless steel was seen in many kitchens. In this kitchen, the fronts and the cooker hood were made of stainless steel. Stone was chosen for the worktop and backsplash. The island in the same kitchen had wonderful details.



Stainless steel appeared in kitchens in many ways. In this luxury kitchen, the island is completely coated with stainless steel. Wooden drawer pulls give an additional look to the kitchen.

20230420_152700.jpgIn this wonderful kitchen, the island's stainless steel worktop was combined with the light wood fronts. The doors of the high cabinets are made of stainless steel.

Interesting novelties


In many kitchens, the hobs were integrated into the worktop so that only the operating panel was visible. The location of the hob may have been described with small markings on the surface, or they may not have been described at all.


Although Alcova is not one of the Milanese kitchen studios, this exhibition must definitely be highlighted in connection to Milan Design Week. Bursting with novelties, experiences and innovations, the exhibition gathered more than 90,000 visitors during the week, which is the record number of visitors in the history and the attraction of Milan Design Week.

The Alcova showcase, staged in various locations, activated for the first time never-before-seen spaces in the historical quarter of Ex Macello, near Porta Vittoria. Valentina Ciuffi (founder of Studio Vedèt) and Joseph Grima (founder of Space Caviar) are responsible for the curation. Princess Mary of Denmark also visited Alcova together with the founders of the exhibition.



The dilapidated former abattoir served as the platform for the Alcova exhibition. The environment brought an impressive contrast to the exhibition glowing with novelties and innovations.



Stala was present at the Alcova exhibition in the Habitarematerials department together with 13 other Finnish companies. The main theme of the Habitarematerials department was responsible materials. StalaTex was well represented both in the exhibition architecture and in the material models, not forgetting the unique pieces of art-like furniture.


Studio Kohler launched Artist Edition collection at Palazzo del Senato during Milan Design Week. This limited edition collection features artwork from four pioneering female artists from around the world. The exhibition architecture was attention-grabbing together with its splendid surroundings.

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> Stala at Milan Design Week

> StalaTex technology

> Alcova

> Studio Kohler – Highlights from Milan Design Week

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