Salone del Mobile 2018 - Eurocucina returns with consistent emphasis on super matte, textured wood, stone and marble

Design week in Milan was in full force April 16-22 with 20 exhibit halls at Salone del Mobile, 1,841 exhibitors, 434,509 visitors and 500-plus installations and events stationed across the city. Salone del Mobile highlights the evolution of architecture, interior design, furniture and kitchen fabrication.

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A tale of two cabinet makers

Each issue of Surface & Panel emphasizes certain segments of homes, businesses, offices, stores and more and how they use modern composite panels, decorative surfaces and the accessories that go with them.

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Slow but steady growth expected in housing industry

Housing starts in the United States are expected to approach 1.25 million in 2018, an increase of 2.7 percent from 2017 but still short of the 1.5 million justified by population growth. That’s according to the National Association of Home Builders and its chief economist, Robert Dietz.

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Room to Run

An exciting decade lies ahead for manufacturers of composite panel-based residential and office furniture, kitchen cabinets, store fixtures and organizational units. This issue of Surface & Panel offers plenty of support for that view. In the Ahlstrom-Munksjö feature that begins on page 56, Executive Vice President of Décor Norbert Mix points out that while Europe and North America have similar populations...

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Going Contemporary

When it comes to styles of kitchen and bath design, transitional is still king.

That’s not surprising, as transitional designs blend traditional and contemporary styles that mend the two with aesthetics borrowed from each.

But it’s the growing popularity of contemporary kitchen and design that’s likely the biggest takeaway from a recent report on design trends.

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