Milan undisputed capital of design


Every year Milan Design Week turns the city into an exhibition structure hosting events, installations, shows and innovations in different areas of the city with Fuorisalone (in Tortona Design District, Brera District, Ventura-Lambrate and Triennale) and I Saloni inside the fair itself.

For one week the capital city of Lombardy changed its look and was animated from morning till night when it opened its doors to all-round creativity. This year the 54th edition of the Furniture Show had an attendance of 310,840 visitors and was a testing ground for the latest trends in the world of home furnishings. It was divided into three types of style (Classic, Modern and Designer) and coincided with the Euroluce and Workplace3.0/Office Show biennials and the Satellite Show.

18927_790274607709307_3640575926681152817_nEuroluce exhibitors were on the ground with the best proposals in the sector and special attention was given to lighting technology that is increasingly aware of environmental themes like energy saving and sustainability. For this International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies visitors were able to enjoy the installation-event by architect Attilio Stocchi – “Favilla. A voice for every light”. Spectators were guided along a path inside a large box where lights were associated with a particular sound.

SAM_4048Workplace3.0 brought together the best proposals in the world of furnishings for offices, banks and insurance companies, post offices and public places. Animating these areas were “The walk” by Michele De Lucchi, a large installation conceived to create an unending circular route through the twists and turns of the working environment and to emphasize that movement is essential for stimulating the creative process also in the office.

The 18th edition of the Satellite Show was dedicated to the theme connected to Expo “Life Planet”. The next appointment with I Saloni is scheduled for 2016 at the time of the Kitchen and Bathroom biennials.