Friday, April 05, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Milan Design Week 2019

The most awaited event in the world of design and architecture is just around the corner - Milan Design Week 2019 also known as the Salone del Mobile 2019. This gargantuan fair showcases the latest collection from renowned brands, innovative products in home, office, outdoor, commercial spaces, young designs, latest materials and trending colours. This year the fair is scheduled from April 9th to 14th marking the 58th Edition of the popular and powerful contemporary design showcase that has always mixed business with culture, shaping the history of design and furnishing yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

This time our special LIVE coverage will focus on - the latest interior design innovations, new materials in trend, design that is sustainable, furniture that is part science, part art, workspace advances, lighting breakthroughs and a whole lot more.

This year the Milan fair is split into three style categories: Classic: Tradition in the Future,  Design, and xLux. Classic - which draws on the values of tradition, craftsmanship and skill in the art of making furniture and objects in the classic style; Design - products that speak of functionality, innovation and boast a great sense of style and xLux - the section devoted to timeless luxury re-read in a contemporary key.

Also, make sure you don’t miss the special events at the fair:

  • Euroluce 2019
  • Workplace 3.0 2019
  • SaloneSatellite
  • International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition
  • Luxury Brands showcasing their latest collection

Euroluce: the biennial design fair also known as the International Lighting Exhibition is back this year. Since 2011, the fair has presented the most innovative solutions in the field of light for interiors and exteriors. With more than 480 of the best exhibitors in the sector, from around the world, the International Lighting Exhibition – at its 30th edition – is recognized as the global benchmark lighting exhibition, where technological innovation and design culture take centre stage.

 Workplace3.0: this year the biennial workspace exhibition is back with 52 exhibitors who will showcase their mission to promote experimentation in design. This new exhibition format is a genuine reflection of the social transformation of the workspace into a flexible, permeable and dynamic area, ripe for professional interaction and engagement with other day-to-day activities. Workplace3.0 will provide a 360° overview of the design of new working environments: stimulating, varied and creative areas that put the amalgamation of office, home interiors and public space into practice. The theme this year will be liquid space, privacy, smart office, work-centered design.

SaloneSatellite: Since 1998, this event has been the premier destination for young designers under 35 years and a place for manufacturers to scout the best up-and-coming talent. More than 550 exhibitors will have their work on view across Pavilions 22 to 24. This year the theme is FOOD as a DESIGN OBJECT. The event highlights the relationship between design and the culinary arts challenging the youngsters to find solutions to issues that can bring about a global food revolution.

The International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition will exhibit furnishing accessories, decorative accents, and textiles.

What’s new?

To mark the 500th death anniversary celebration of Leonardo da Vinci, the Salone del Mobile.Milano presents two installations “AQUA” and “DE-SIGNO”. “AQUA” will celebrate the originality and visionary depth of the artist’s scientific studies while “DE-SIGNO” presents the experience of Italian design and craftsmanship, from the time of the great Master to the present day. This is an immersive installation created by Davide Rampello and designed by the architect Alessandro Colombo—explores how the genius’s ideas link to contemporary Italian design.

This year Salone has introduced a new word into its Manifesto, the word 'ingenuity'. It means intelligence as the trigger of creativity, the meaning of talent, and the ingenious ability to create and think.

S.Project will be making its debut as part of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, in a new crosscutting exhibition format dedicated to design products and to decorative and technical interior design solutions. In complete synergy with all the other events, S.Project will collect and promote solutions from companies with a view to delivering a 360-degree overview of interior architecture and responding to the latest market demands. 66 participants will be ranged over 14,000 square meters in Pavilions 22-24.

 For LIVE coverage of the event, follow us on Instagram as we unveil the hottest new trends and launches straight from Milan, from April 9th to 14th. Follow #DesignSoGood and get all the latest interior design trends you need.

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