Writer ARIADNA FERNÁNDEZ UJJA
On April 14th the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan opened its 54th edition, a showcase of decorative arts and innovative designs. This fair is one of the leaders in the industry in which participate and debut the most promising designers. This Salone was inaugurated in 1961 to promote and support the design, Italian furniture and furnishing accessories in the export market. After an overflowing success in this industry, today is renowned around the world and artists from all continents participate in this fair.
Over six days the show has had more than 2,000 exhibitors in 200,000 m2 of exhibition with designers, architects, interior designers and, of course, lots of press in search of the next imminences of design. This year the fair has introduced two new categories, Euroluce or International Lighting Fair (for lighting articles) and Workplace3.0 or SaloneUfficio (for the office furniture), to the existing Classic, Modern and Design, Accessories and SaloneSatellite of young designers. This year have participated international designers Henrik Vibskov, Yohno, Philippe Malouin, Neri Zhu, Mario Ruiz and Jaime Hayon, among others.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile has much force thanks to the events that have taken place in Milan during the last weeks, where was also celebrated the Milan Design Week and the Salone Internazionale del Complemento d’agredo. Capital of innovation and trends, Milan always goes a step ahead in fashion trends and design.