Milan Design Week opened its doors in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, who pointed out the importance that this sector has gained over the years both in the Italian industrial production and in the worldwide imagination of beauty and quality.
The President’s words are easily justified by the impressive numbers concerning Milan Design Week – it brings together, on an area of 200 thousand square meters of exhibition space, 2,000 exhibitors from more than 165 countries and takes over much of the city untill April 9. The three main sections of Salone del Mobile are: Classic (283 exhibitors), Design (874 exhibitors) and xLux (239 exhibitors). xLux, which was launched last year, essentially corresponding with the increasingly important and sophisticated Home lines of the big names of the fashion.
An event that has grown in importance from edition to edition is Salone Satellite dedicated to 650 young designers from international design schools.
As for each edition – the current one is the 56th – the Milan Design Week presents two biennial exhibitions, this year they are Euroluce (485 exhibitors), dedicated to lighting, and Workplace (101 exhibitors).
The invasion of design people, however is not limited to Rho Fiera Milano, in fact many events take place all over the city in the FuoriSalone. Indeed, this year, expect innovative installations, new designer collections, and one-of-a-kind collaborations including marquee moments where fashion and design collide thanks to big names such as Marni, Louis Vuitton, Nendo at Jil Sander, and Cartier.
Ilona Catani Scarlett