19 February 2017

Salone del Mobile Milano 2017: 56th edition

An international sectoral benchmark, theSalone del Mobile Milano is currently finessing the upcoming edition, which boasts a new format for the classic section and two events providing unprecedented visualisations of contemporary design and the workspace. The Salone’s close partnership with Milan is key, making the city and the event the capital of design, as the ADV campaign states.


With just under 60 days to go until the opening of its 56th edition, the Salone del Mobile Milano is the sector’s acknowledged showcase for excellence and quality and the international appointment for those who work in it. It also attracts more than 300,000 visitors from over 165 different countries with its comprehensive and extensive range of goods – from furnishings to lighting to the workspace – and is covered by more than 5,000 journalists worldwide.


5 exhibitions: the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Euroluce, Workplace3.0 and SaloneSatellite, will run concurrently at the Fiera Milano Rho from Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th April, open to professionals every day from 9.30 to 6.30, and to the public on the Saturday and Sunday.


The Salone del Mobile is reprising its role as a major resource for the Italian system, thanks to its ability to attract professionals, visitors, designers, buyers and journalists to Milan from all over the world, a strength that has helped Milan become the capital of furnishing and design, as has its with its powerful bond with the city and its institutions. The Italian communication campaign slogan Be the First to see the Latest is further affirmation of the Salone’s role.


The two biennial exhibitions will be running in full synergy with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Euroluce in Pavilions 9-11 and 13-15 and Workplace3.0 inside Pavilions 22-24 dedicated to the workspace, as well as the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and SaloneSatellite.


Back for a second edition,space&interiors, the only other event officially connected with the Salone del Mobile.Milano, puts the spotlight on architectural finishes. Curated by Migliore+Servetto Architects, the exhibit will showcase interior surfaces, floors, doors and finishes at The Mall – Porta Nuova, in Milan’s Brera Design District from Tuesday 4th April to Saturday 8th April 2017. A lounge area will be completely turned over to Archicocktails: various figures from the design and architectural world will discuss design and execution trends with visitors. The exhibition Absolute Lightness will round off the 2017 edition, harnessing an innovative interactive and digital display to underline the value of finishes in contemporary architecture.