The award dedicated to the most memorable events
of the Milan Design Week.
- Vote from April 18, 2023 -

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Fuorisalone Award selects and promotes both the most memorable installations showcased in Milan and contents, projects, activities of relevance and interest for the international design community (Special Mentions). The novelty of this edition: the special mention "Light for the city" by Salone del Mobile.Milano.

The award aims to have a strongly democratic value, as it is decreed on the basis of direct public votes, made possible on a dedicated section. The audience, which is large and varied every year, is thus finally invited to vote on the most engaging and exciting installations and events.

The combined work of a technical committee, on the other hand, focuses on contents and projects of relevance to Design, qualitatively innovative and rich in meaning, which compete for special prizes. A section therefore of the Award that aims to raise the issue of Design Culture, which is not necessarily manifested in its physical and aesthetic expression, but in its deeper content, producing value and offering alternative and increasingly innovative visions.

Special Mentions

The work of the Technical Committee, made up of professionals from the sector and jurors, and the editorial staff of will focus on contents of relevance to the world of the project and design, qualitatively innovative and rich in meaning. The Special Mentions support the value of Design Culture, which is not necessarily manifested only in its physical and aesthetic expression, but also in its deeper content, producing value and offering alternative and increasingly avant-garde visions.
The selected projects will compete for the 4 Special Mentions in the categories:


Projects that create an immersive experience capable of stimulating the senses and actively involving the public.


Projects that give shape not only to virtuous processes and products with a low environmental impact: sustainability as a means for imagining new solutions for tomorrow.


Projects that innovate by restoring a balance between humans and their environment: the use of technology as a central factor in protecting the planet.


Projects that produce a clear and immediate communication design, adopting an inclusive language that embraces human diversity.

The special mentions cannot be voted for by the public, instead will be decided by the jury set up by

Salone del Mobile.Milano Mention: Light for the city

The novelty of this edition of the Fuorisalone Award is the special mention by Salone del Mobile.Milano, created to distinguish the lighting project with the best public impact. A mention in continuity with Euroluce, the biennial exhibition dedicated to the world of lighting now at its 31st edition. The “Menzione Salone del Mobile.Milano: luce per la città” has the objective of widening the view to the city also during the year: the project or installation with a virtuous impact on the public (lighting for exhibitions, public lighting, lighting art but also installations) will be awarded. Projects presented during the exhibition may be included in the shortlist.

The Jury

Discover the leading names in the sector who will be part of the jury voting for the Special Mentions collected by

Paolo Ferrarini

Design Advisor Paolo Ferrarini

Curator, Lecturer and Journalist    

Valentina Ventrelli

Design Advisor Valentina Ventrelli

Advisor on contemporary aesthetics

Luca Caizzi

Art Luca Caizzi

Photographer and Creative Director C41  

Alessandro Colombo

Academy & Research Alessandro Colombo

General Manager AD Education Italy    

Nicola Ricciardi

Art Nicola Ricciardi

Artistic Director of Miart

Francesco Zurlo

Academy & Research Francesco Zurlo

Dean of the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano  

Angela Rui

Design Advisor Angela Rui

Curator of Design  

Federica Sala

Design Advisor Federica Sala


Cristiano Seganfreddo

Academy & Research Cristiano Seganfreddo

Innovator and Entrepreneur

Vera Sacchetti

Design Advisor Vera Sacchetti

Critic and Curator of Design