The Salone del Mobile.Milano is the world’s most important furniture fair and, over the years, has transformed into a lifestyle event of global resonance. It shares excellent success with Fuorisalone, the complex of side events with which it generates the Milan Design Week. Fuorisalone, in fact, goes much further and also involves consumer electronics, watchmaking, fashion, and now AI, as well as furniture, of course.

It is always little talked about, but in fact, much of the fame of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is owed to the care exhibiting companies devote to the displays, which internationally renowned architects often design. The architecture of the stands and fittings in the city thus adds up to the creativity of the exhibitions and products to generate the phenomenon called Milano Design Week, or Fuorisalone, if we speak only of the collateral events in the city.

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The 2024 edition of CIFF Guangzhou took place on March 18 to 21 and March 28 to 31. This was the first truly international edition since the pandemic boomed with the highest number of visitors ever. In the eight days of the exhibition (four for home and outdoor furniture, four for contemporary office design and contract furniture), 363,449 trade professionals visited CIFF Guangzhou, an increase of 22.06 percent over 2019. CIFF is thus confirmed as the world’s largest trade fair for the furniture industry. It also has a great international resonance, thanks to 51,025 visitors from 178 countries.

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The Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 is back from April 16 to 21, in Rho-Fieramilano halls, like every year. But what are the new features of the next edition, the 62nd? Let’s see what we can expect from this event, which promises to be as interesting as ever.

Highlights of the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024

Salone del Mobile Milano Dates: April 16-21, 2024
Salone del Mobile Milano Location: Rho-Fiera Milano
Opening hours: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Press hours: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Co-located shows
Salone del Mobile.Milano
Eurocucina
FTK Technology for the Kitchen
International Bathroom Exhibition
Furniture Complements
S. Project
Workplace 3.0
SaloneSatellite

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Salone del Mobile.Milano, entrance. Photo Alessandro Russotti, courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano

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Guest of Honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2024 is Formafantasma, the Italian design duo. In today’s design scene, the Formafantasma studio stands out as one of the most prolific. In fact, the studio has exhibited his works in galleries and museums worldwide. The research-intensive studio uses design as an agent of social and environmental transformation. Its mission is to demonstrate that design is much more than a tool for conceiving objects; it can change entire systems.

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Formafantasma, photo by Gregorio Gonella, courtesy of Stockholm Furniture Fair

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Elena Salmistraro, a designer from Milan, is the Designer of the Year at Ambiente 2024.
Product designer and artist born and based in Italy, Elena Salmistraro has been permanently on the list of the 100 most important design personalities of AD Italy, Germany, and France, and Marie Claire Maison for years.
In 2022, she won the Frame Design Award as “Best Designer,” and in 2023, Forbes magazine included Elena Salmistraro in its list of 100 successful Italian women.

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Elena Salmistraro (photo from Elena Salmistraro website)

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Mathieu Lehanneur is “Designer of the Year” at Maison & Objet 2024. This award honors a prominent personality in the international design scene at each January edition. During Maison & Objet, January 18-22, 2024, Mathieu Lehanneur will create a setting dedicated to his work, Outonomy.

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The Mathieu Lehanneur headquarter. Photo Felipe Ribon, courtesy Maison & Objet

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After the virtuous growth during the Covid emergency, the home decor market is settling. According to market forecasts, from 2024 to 2027, it will grow by more than 4% in value.

Discover Milano HOME, the new trade fair dedicated to the home decor

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