Salone Del Mobile 2022 Guide: Get Ready For Milan Design Week – The biggest design event of the year is about to start and The Most Expensive Homes blog prepared a guide for you. Prepare for Salone Del Mobile 2022!
The Salone del Mobile is an annual event held in Milan, Italy. Milano returns to Rho Fiera with the numbers and dimensions we’ve come to expect: in June, all 20 pavilions of the exhibition centre will be occupied, totalling 200,000 square metres and 2,000 exhibitors (find them all here), 25% of whom will be from outside the country, in a record edition. It is, after all, number 60.
From the International Furniture Fair, International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, and Workplace3.0, to the biannual events, EuroCucina with the side event FTK: Technology For The Kitchen, and the International Bathroom Exhibition, all of the events will be available to view again at the fair. S.Project, the crosscutting area devoted to many sectors of design that debuted to great acclaim in 2019, is also returning. Last but not least, SaloneSatellite will be hosted in Pavilions 1/3 this year, with 600 brilliant designers under the age of 35.
Two ADI shows (Pavilions 9/11, 22/24) relating to the biennials, DESIGNin the Kitchen and DESIGNin the Bathroom, coordinated by architect Alessandro Colombo with Paola Garbuglio, and the installation “Design with Nature,” curated by Mario Cucinella in pavillion 15, will accompany the exhibitions.
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The Salone del Mobile will also feature a series of talks. From the 7th to the 12th of June, Milano and SaloneSatellite will host events in their respective venues – “Design with Nature” in S.Project’s Pavilion 15 and a display dedicated to exceptional young designers under the age of 35 in Pavilion 3. The Salone del Mobile.Milano digital platform will stream the Talks so that they may be followed digitally, creating an archive of stories and experiences that will be available for consultation online.
In Pavilion 15, Maria Cristina Didero, Curatorial Director of Design Miami/ 2022 and a consultant and writer, will moderate contributions from Victoria Siddall, non-executive Director of Frieze, Chair of the Trustees of Studio Voltaire, and a founding member and trustee of the Gallery Climate Coalition, Daan Roosegaarde, a creative thinker, artist, innovator, and designer, and Eva Feldkamp, founder and Director of All in Awa, for “Sustainability
Beatrice Leanza, who has led international organizations such as the Lisbon Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology and Beijing Design Week, will discuss “Radical Nature: The Design and Science of Worldbuilding” with designers and thinkers Marjan van Aubel, a solar designer, Anab Jain, a critical designer and co-founder of the Superflux studio, and Liam Young, a speculative architect and filmmaker.
In “The Real Imaginary Story of the Salone del Mobile,” essayist and curator Chiara Alessi will be joined by Marco Dambrosio, also known as Makkox, an illustrator and television writer, as they explore and re-imagine the trade fair’s sixty years. The programme held in the Arena of Pavilion 3, will feature a lecture by Yves Béhar, the Swiss designer and entrepreneur, entitled Designing for our future selves/Progettare per i nostri domani.
With the lecture “There Will Always Be A Design Emergency,” Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development at MoMA, and Alice Rawsthorn, journalist, critic, and design expert, will discuss the story behind the project Design Emergency (@design.emergency). A selection of previous interviews will be shown as real examples of how designers are handling tough challenges in every industry.
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