Salone del Mobile.Milano 2015: furnishing, lighting and workspace excellence

The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile will fling open its doors from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April, at the Rho Milan Fairgrounds.

Quality and innovation, along with major collateral events and a comprehensive, wide range of goods are the ingredients that make the Salone such an unmissable event.

With over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 200,000 m2 of exhibition space and thousands ofproducts making their market debut, the Salone del Mobile is the acknowledged sectoral international benchmark event year after year, attracting more than 300,000 visitors ,000 visitors ,000 visitors from over 160 countries countries countries.

The Salone is open to operators each day from 9.30am to 6.30, and also open to the general public on the Saturday and Sunday.

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile split into three style categories: Classic, Modern and Design, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition SaloneSatellite, will be flanked by the biennial Euroluce / International Lighting Exhibition in Pavilions 9-11 and 13-15 and Workplace3.0/SaloneUfficio, dedicated to the workspace, in Pavillions 22- 24.

Euroluce, the exhibition devoted to excellence in the lighting will showcase the very latest in outdoor, indoor, industrial, event/s very latest how, special use and hospital lighting solutions, lighting systems, light sources and illumination technology software and consulting. To mark the 2015 International Year of Light 2015 proclaimed by UNESCO, architect Attilio Stocchi has conceived “FAVILLA. To every light a voice light a voice light a voice” for the city of Milan – an installation/event telling the story of and exploring the essence of light.

Workplace3.0 is an exhibition with an innovative concept, devoted to design and technology for planning the workspace in the round. Workplace3.0 will bring together the top proposals from the furnishing world for office, top proposals from the furnishing world banks, insurance offices, post offices and other public spaces, seating for offices and public spaces, acoustics, flooring and coverings, lighting and office accessories as well as audio-video technologies and communication.

“The Walk”, a huge installation on exhibit inside the Workplace3.0 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 manufacturers and a selectgroup of designers, planners and architects, who will tackle the theme of products, designand planning. The firms involved will be presented innovatively through the medium offilm, with the curator taking the audience through film a virtual exploration of Italian knowhowand uniqueness and the production processes behind each object. The film willbecome an installation, which in turn will become an App used to explore five apartments apartments – in Lecce, Milan, Rome, Venice and the Sienese hillside – done up in five completely different styles.

SaloneSatellite will be back in Pavilions 22 and 24 – the same as Workplace3.0 – with free public entry from Cargo 5. Now in its 18th edition edition edition, the exhibition is dedicated to the theme “ 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 edition edition of the SaloneSatellite Award for the 3 best prototypes on exhibit, relating to the product categories on show.

The Salone del Mobile can be followed on the social networks social networks and networks through its website and the online magazine (www.salonemilano.it), its official Facebook and Twitter pages, a dedicated YouTube channel, Flickr gallery and profiles on LinkedIn and Pinterest. The official hashtags for the 2015 edition on Twitter @iSaloniofficial are:

#iSaloni |#Euroluce | #Workplace | #SaloneUfficio | #SaloneSatellite

For the second year running, the Salone is renewing its ties with the Municipality of Milan, Councillor for Employment, Economic Development, University and Research, Cristina Tajani, and the city’s design schools which led to the setting up of the Welcome Project at the 2014 edition. Salone del Mobile info Project rmation points at various focal points around the city will be manned by 100 students, on hand to provide provide provide visitors with information on how to negotiate the city, on the trade fair itself to negotiate the city, and the palimpsest of events in Milan organised by the Department.

The Salone del Mobile is also one of the supporters of the exhibition “LEONARDO 1452 - 1519” – the greatest Leonardo da Vinci exhibition ever held in Italy – which will launch on 15th April 2015 at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, just after the Salone opens. Promoted by the Municipality of Milan, the project was conceived and carried out within the framework of a partnership between Palazzo Reale and Skiragoing back over more than 15 years, and curated by Pietro C. Marani and Maria Teresa Fiorio – both prominent Renaissance art historians.

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