Design Week Milan 2008 is just around the corner; this sneak peek reveals that metallic colors are going to be just as popular for furniture as it has been for clothing.

Although they look like it, these chairs aren't inflatable, but they still look fantastic. Designer Arik Ben Simhon used full cushioned upholstery on they, but the chairs will be just a tiny portion of the dazzle in Milan.

Implications - Consumers are looking for inventive and imaginative products that perform everyday tasks. Rather than purchasing a basic, unoriginal item, audiences are spending more time searching for distinctive products that stand out from other products of a similar nature.