Salone del Mobile was founded in 1961 as a vehicle to promote Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture.
Last year’s edition was a huge success and the 58th Edition of iSaloni is ready to step up to the expectations and surpass the success of the previous edition, that gathered a total of 434,509 visitors. 1841 exhibitors showcased their products in Fiera Milano Rho last year.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is one of the world’s most pretigious trade shows in the world with more than 330,000 attendees on average, every year, from 165 different nations.
The trade show will take place from the 9th until the 14th of April and it’s split into three style categories:
Classic: a way to continue tradition in the Future, which draws on the values of craftsmanship and skill in the art of making furniture;
Design: products that speak of functionality, innovation and boast a great sense of style
xLux, the section devoted to timeless luxury re-read in a contemporary key. A range of goods that combines quality and technology, shaped by the creativity of the leading companies.
SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivaled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts, and the most promising young designers, and since 1998 runs concurrently with the Salone del Mobile. Milano. Its creation was essentially a declaration of faith in the creative potential of designers under 35. This emphasizes Milan Design Week’s strength in giving new designers new opportunities.
Euroluce: the International Lighting Exhibition
Euroluce: the International Lighting Exhibition, happens every two years since 2011 . The intend is to presentsthe most innovative solutions in the field of light for interiors and exteriors. Ir showcases more than 480 of the best exhibitors in the sector, in which more than 50% are foreign. The International Lighting Exhibition will celebrate its 30th edition this year. The fantastic assemble of products includes the latest devices for outdoor, indoor and industrial lighting to lighting for shows and events, hospital lighting and special use lighting, home automation and lighting systems, light sources and lighting application software.
International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition
Launched in 1989, in response to the growing demand for decorative goods, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition has become the sector’s leading event, showcasing an increasingly varied and comprehensive selection of excellent pieces year by year, encompassing the entire home furnishing system, ranging from decorative objects, furnishing accessories and textiles for the home. With more than 200 exhibitors, the over 330,000 visitors who flock to it each year will find the exhibition packed with everything that helps to bring character and originality to the domestic spaces. Innovative design, style and trends are the buzzwords for this particular event.
Honoring Leonardo Da Vinci
This year those who will be attending Salone del Mobile can expect o find a range of displays that will pay tribute to Renaissance ideas and incorporate them into modern design. There’s also some buzz around “S Project”, a new display format expected to bring together multiple brands and products (both newcomers and usual guests) into one single space.
Fuorisalone is a set of events that are distributed throughout Milan at the same time of Salone Internazionale del Mobile. These two events, you could say, are the main definers of Milan Design Week. However, in the case of the Fuoriosalone, this is not a fair event nor is it controlled by any institution, but it’s an initiative that expands to many other areas such as art, fashion, food, technology and telecommunications. You can find many of the exhibitors of Fuoriosalone at many Milanese districts, mainly in Brera, Tortona and Ventura.
XXII Triennale di Milano
The XXII Triennale di Milano starts in the 1st of March and ends at th 12th of June, however, it’s also a potential event to be seen during Milan Design Week. This year’s theme is “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” and the main goal is to, in their words “promote the importance of creative practices in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world” and discuss and analyze potential solutions in that regard. The event is currently curated by Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and also the Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art, New York).
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