Salone del Mobile Milano
Founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the international reference point for the furnishing and design sector.
In conjunction with the Salone del Mobile, other major trade shows are running in April such as the biennial events Euroluce (International Lighting Exhibition) and Workplace3.0 (International Workspace Exhibition) in odd years, EuroCucina (International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition) and International Bathroom Exhibition in even years, and the annual International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition. The commercial trade shows were joined in 1998 by the SaloneSatellite, an exhibition intended to provide a showcase for young designers from all over the world and to facilitate their encounter with the most important manufacturers exhibiting at the Salone.
Altogether, these exhibitions called the Salone del Mobile.Milano, cover a net display area of about 230,000 square meters in the Milan Fairgrounds, Rho. The events showcase products manufactured by more than 2,500 of the most dynamic and creative firms operating on the international market, and attract over 300,000 trade visitors, more than 60% of whom from 160 countries around the world. In addition to the commercial fair, the Salone have featured collateral events, curated by the most renowned international artists, designers and architects because the Salone is synonym of business and culture.