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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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Milan Design Week 2024 is back in Milan from April 14 to 21. This year, Milano Design Week promises to be full of events, exhibitions, and installations, and the global design community will meet in Milan for a week.

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Fuorisalone.it, for Milan Design Week 2024, suggests a theme: Materia Natura (Matter Nature). Design practices are fundamental to developing a conscious design culture,  emphasizing sustainability as a guiding principle and core value in the creative process. The Fuorisalone will take place as usual in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile.Milano. It focuses on the themes of circular economy, reuse, and sustainability of methods and materials. 

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People at Superdesign Show

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Inspirational Impulses: Light + Building Trends 2024/25

Light is an essential component in architecture. Innovative technology and design create visual effects in space and influence function in architecture. At Light + Building, in Frankfurt, March 3-8, 2024, trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano offers a perspective on trends for 2024/25.

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Light + Building Frankfurt 2024, photo courtesy Light + Building

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The 2024 edition of CIFF Guangzhou, held in two phases, March 18-21 and March 28-31, is on the starting blocks. The two phases differ in the product sectors they involve: home furnishings, the first, and office and contract, the second.

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The CIFF Guangzhou 2024 map

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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
FTK Technology for the Kitchen
International Bathroom Exhibition
Furniture Complements
S. Project
Workplace 3.0

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

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The 2024 edition of MIFF promises to be a successful event. The exhibition spaces at the two venues, the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL), are fully booked. MIFF 2024 will include 17 pavilions, with a total exhibition area of 100,000 square meters, divided between the two exhibition venues. This year’s 673 exhibitors expect more than 20,000 visitors from 140 countries and regions.

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The 2024 edition’s highlights are several. First, MIFF is turning 30; the first edition took place in 1995. Evolution over time has made it increasingly international, and today exhibitors, in addition to Malaysia, come from China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, and Vietnam.

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Funbies booth at MIFF 2023

The MIFF Furniverse app, developed further after the pandemic, is an essential tool for visitors. The all-in-one app provides detailed information on exhibitors’ products, booth locations, special events, and more. Even before the trade show opens, the app allows visitors to see the products on display and make appointments, to plan their visit better.

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Kinheng booth at MIFF 2023

Highlights of MIFF 2024 in Kuala Lumpur

Once again, for the 2024 edition, MIFF – Malaysian International Furniture Fair will give free hotel accommodation to buyers visiting MIFF for the first time. The Valued Visitor Privilege (VVP) program provides that buyers going to MIFF for the first time can stay for free in a hotel of the Fair’s choice. To further facilitate the attendance of buyers from abroad, Malaysian Customs has activated a special lane for trade events to speed up entry through immigration.

As part of the celebration, exhibitors and buyers will join in a virtual tree-planting initiative to raise awareness of the sustainability of the furniture industry, which relies on wood as a raw material.
Industry seminars are exciting side events that allow retailers and entrepreneurs to update their furniture production and sales knowledge.

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Inter Sofa booth at MIFF 2023

Exhibitors at MIFF 2024

As anticipated, about 50 percent of the exhibitors at MIFF 2024 come from Malaysia. The remaining 50 percent come from China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, and Vietnam. Wood furniture represents the most extensive product sector, followed by upholstered and office furniture.

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Malaysian wooden furniture

Malaysia is among the top 20 wood exporters in the world. Among Malaysia’s most popular wood for furniture is undoubtedly rubberwood, or Hevea, a particularly sustainable wood. It is a cultivated wood suitable for furniture, both for stability and grain; 80 percent of Malaysian furniture is made from rubberwood.
In addition, Malaysia has patented a high-temperature drying (HTD) treatment for rubberwood. HTD is a process that eliminates the use of borate, improves wood stability, and reduces processing time from about two weeks to one or two days. The overall operation involves one step, in which green rubberwood is converted into dried lumber for subsequent downstream production (including furniture).

HTD is a process that reduces processing time from about two weeks to one or two days. The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has obtained patents for HTD technology from the United States (March 2013) and Malaysia (October 2013). It has also applied for patents in six other countries: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, and India.

Young designers at MIFF 2024

Since 2010, MIFF has offered the Furniture Design Competition (FDC) at each edition. This is a competition for young designers, rewarding the most innovative furniture ideas. The theme for the 2024 edition is “Chair-volution.” The xOrdinary platform also hosts projects by young designers and start-ups. Here, we can find new materials, new products, and new manufacturing processes.

Let’s meet in Kuala Lumpur at MIFF 2024 from March 1 to 4.

Despite those who declared the end of fairs and meetings with the Covid pandemic, four years after the severe emergency, people are back to traveling and seeing each other live. And the trade fairs are gradually catching their breath, though in some cases certainly scaled back. What had already emerged in the pre-Covid period is that today fairs are losing progressively their commercial function, becoming more and more platforms for exchange, cultural as well as commercial.

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Maison&Objet 2024 – Future On stage. Photo Anne-Emmanuelle Thion, courtesy Maison&Objet

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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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Maison&Objet 2024 celebrates 30 years of French inspiration in furniture, design and lifestyle. To celebrate this anniversary, the show will take visitors on a journey into an enchanted future, where technology and nature coexist in harmony. The underlying theme of Maison&Objet 2024 is TECH EDEN: the fair, Maison & Objet in the City, and the virtual platform M.O.M. will develop around this thread.

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Outonomy – installation by Mathieu Lehanneur

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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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Ambiente Fair 2024 Designer Community

From January 26 to 30, 2024, Ambiente is the place where the international design community meets. The 2024 claim is “The Lifestyle Movement”, with a focus on design and trends.
The Designer Community at Ambiente 2024 dedicates a whole day to design and designers.
On Saturday, January 27, Designer Day offers inspiration to those who are looking for the latest trends. From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be talks by well-known international designers. Elena Salmistraro will give her special presentation “The Lounge – A Serious Game”; then, presentations by Christoph Brach of Raw Colour, Laura Straßer of Matter of Course, Alison Mears and Jonsara Ruth of Parsons Healthy Materials Lab, and T.A. Wu of Spring Pool will follow.

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The next edition of Milano HOME, 2024, hosts products that stand out for uniqueness and sustainability. The more than 430 exhibitors, in fact, are well-known brands, but also start-ups or small companies made in Italy. They have in common that they display unique, original and sustainable products.

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Milano Home 2024, Winetage

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In 2024, DOMOTEX Home of Flooring focuses on a country for the first time. Insight Italy provides excellent insight into the trends, designs and innovations of the Italian carpet and flooring industry.

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The unique display ‘Insight Italy’ answers the question ‘What’s inside Italy.’ It shows Italy’s contribution to developing materials linked to interior design.

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