Milan 2015

The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile will open its doors from 14th to 19th April. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile, split into three style categories: Modern and Design, the International Furnishing Accessories, SaloneSatellite. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile will be flanked by the biennial Euroluce - International Lighting Exhibition and Workplace3.0 - dedicated to the workspace.

To mark the 2015 International Year of Light proclaimed by UNESCO, architect Attilio Stocchi has conceived “FAVILLA. To every light a voice” for the city of Milan – an installation/event telling the story of and exploring the essence of light. (Piazza San Fedele, Milano)

"The Walk" a huge installation on exhibit inside the Workplace 3.0 pavilions, was conceived by internationally renowned Italian architect Michele De Lucchi as an area for showcasing ideas and design triggers for planning workspaces in their many different contemporary interpretations. New activities and working modes generate new workspaces and new design requisites for "inhabiting them", with offices increasingly becoming a hub for social interface, meetings and living side by side.

Another event “IN ITALY” created by the architectural practice Four in the Morning to a design by architect Dario Curatolo, will feature 64 Italian manufacturer manufacturer s and a select group of designers, planners and architects, who will tackle the theme of products, design and planning. The firms involved will be presented innovatively through the medium of film , with the curator taking the audience through a virtual exploration of Italian knowhow and uniqueness and the production processes behind each object. The film will become an installation, which in turn will become an App used to explore five apartments – in Lecce, Milan, Rome, Venice and the Sienese hillside – done up in five completely different styles.

SaloneSatellite will be back with free public entry from Cargo 5. Now in its 18th edition, the exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Life Planet”, dovetailing with that of EXPO 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. SaloneSatellite is an unrivalled meeting point for 700 young designers selected from all over the world, businessmen, architects, interior designers and the press. The exhibition showcases the work of designers under 35, and offers them a chance to be selected for the 6th annual edition of the SaloneSatellite Award for the 3 best prototypes on exhibit, relating to the product categories on show.

The Salone is also making the real-time Salone del Mobile. Milano 2015 App available for free download on iOS and Android devices, enabling people to plan their visits and orientate themselves at the fairgrounds.

Detailed information can be found on the website www.salonemilano.it