“Design is a state unto itself. And Milan is its capital”
Milan changes clothes for a week, with the most important appointment for design in the world. In April, Milan Design Week opens and invades the city with events distributed in various areas of Milan in correspondence with the International Furniture Salon taking place in the pavilions of Rho Fiera. It’s the Fuorisalone, born spontaneously at the beginning of the 80s out of the desire of active businesses in the sector of interior and industrial design that currently sees an expansion in many related sectors, including automobiles, technology, telecommunications, art, fashion and food. The city provides the stage for installations, parties and events, all under the aegis of design, with more than a thousand appointments in seven days disseminated throughout the city. In this 360° panorama of creativity, design is interwoven with the urban fabric of Milan, creating an event without precedent. This is without forgetting the five manifestations that happen contemporaneously from Tuesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 9 in the Fiera Milano neighborhood in Rho: the International Furniture Salon, the International Salon of Furnishing Accessories, Euroluce, Workplace 3.0 and Salonesatellite. After the successful launch of the latest edition of xlux, the sector dedicated to timeless luxury in contemporary style, the International Furniture Salon continues its path of renovation with a new format for furniture and classic accessories, starting with an extension with the title “Classic: Tradition in the Future.” A central “promenade” accompanies the visitor in an environment that highlights the almost patriotic values of knowledge, artisanal workmanship, mastery in the art of creating furniture and objects in classical style. Accompanying the new Classic section will be the theater and a room of “Before Design: Classic,” a project presented with success during the last edition of the Furniture Salon, together with a short film from the multiple prize-winning director Matteo Garrone.