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.
The most engaging and exciting installations and events compete for the Fuorisalone Award every year.
Starting with a selection of the 20 most memorable installations of the current edition, when voting is active, users can select their favourite by clicking on the voting icon, and that's it.
The audience can cast their vote directly online. At the end of Design Week, voting closes and the winner is announced.
Voting is only possible during the days of Milano Design Week.
A combined work carried out by a technical committee, formed by industry insiders and the editorial staff of Fuorisalone.it, instead focuses on contents of relevance for the project and design sector, qualitatively innovative and rich in meaning.
Special Mentions support the value of Design Culture, which is not necessarily only expressed in its physical and aesthetic appearance.
The selected projects compete for four Special Mentions in the categories:
Projects that show a particular ability to 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.
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 Fuorisalone award
The 2022 edition saw the involvement of Mauro Martino, digital artist and Artificial Intelligence expert who in the award, created using the 3D printing technique, summarized the complexity of the data extrapolated from the Fuorisalone.it platform during the pandemic.
From this year, the recognition for the winner of the Fuorisalone Award and of the Special Mentions changes its image: its design is completely revised and created as a stylization of the traditional pin that has characterized our activity for 20 years.
A tribute to what has always been the official map for navigating between installations, exhibitions, parties and discussion panels during the most important week for the design industry. Conceived by the Studiolabo team and created by Pollodesign Factory, a Milanese company active in the field of design and production. 1+5 versions of the award, the most important addressed to the winner and another five designed for special mentions.
Kohler x Arsham:
- Eni Plenitude & Interni - Design Re-Generation
- Refractory Studio - Holotype
- Huawei/Space Popular/MEET - Tomorrow Living
- Hermès - Alla ricerca della leggerezza