All the news about Salone del Mobile 2023

News, Appointments, Milan — 15 February 2023

The 61st edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is being held at Fiera Milano Rho from 18th to 23rd April, bringing its “good looking” and “well made” products back onto what is an internationally important stage.

After postponements due to the pandemic, this year Salone del Mobile.Milano returns as traditionally in April. During the press release, the projects that will shape the most important international design fair from April 18th to April 23rd at Fiera Milano Rho were revealed.

The 61st edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano continues the transformation and evolution of the trade fair event started in the past few years, innovating the exhibition format with the aim of responding to the challenges with which the design sector must measure itself today. Overall, the 2023 events will bring together 1962 exhibitors, including more than 550 young talents under 35 and 27 design schools. The Salone will create different worlds − the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace3.0, S.Project, Euroluce, and SaloneSatellite.

L'abbecedario del design realizzato da Leftloft e Gio Pastori per il Salone del Mobile

Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, had this to say: "One of the characteristics of the Salone del Mobile is its ability to evolve in order to respond to the most urgent challenges of contemporary life. We did so in 2021, when we invented Supersalone, the first global event after the really tough years of the pandemic, and with last June’s edition, when we went back to the traditional format, getting to grips with sustainability, and this we have continued to do for the 2023 edition. The idea of simply reverting to April, our traditional spot in the calendar, after three years, as if nothing had happened, was unthinkable." 

This positive and constructive energy has fuelled three major new departures at this edition: the single exhibition level, with the exhibitors from the upper pavilions (8-12, 16-20) moving into the lower ones, thus simplifying, improving and enhancing accessibility and the visitor experience; the new Euroluce layout, which rather than being stand-centric is now focused on people and their fruition of the event, with a smart, hyper-accessible and better connected loop-shaped path; and the cultural component will be integrated into the spaces of the lighting biennial, with interdisciplinary and experiential content ranging from architecture to art, with exhibitions, talks, workshops and site-specific installations.

Euroluce 2023: the new layout curated by Lombardini 22

This April edition sees the return of the lighting biennial (Euroluce, Pavilions 9-11 and 13- 15), now in its 31st edition, its exhibition layout rethought by the Lombardini22 studio, so as to guarantee better connections between the four pavilions, simplify the visitor path into an irregular loop, inspired by the street plans of traditional Italian towns. Euroluce 2023 will present itself as "the new city of light, with an irregular, free-forming, fluid ring-shaped path."

"The city of Lights": the schedule of events, exhibitions, installations

The City of Lights will be the concept and the common thread running through the exhibition. Power of imagination and concrete vision will characterise the interdisciplinary cultural content curated by Beppe Finessi, turning Euroluce into a positive hub of emotions and knowledge. Thanks to Formafantasma’s precise and intelligent intervention, the heart of the biennial will be Aurore, a large plaza and arena for immersive and reflective experiences and the venue for a number of talks. The studio was also responsible for the project for twelve Constellations, architectural ‘intermezzos’ that will host exhibitions within the exhibition curated by Finessi, lining the entire exhibition path. Another important space, and a veritable “cultural garrison” will consist of the specialist design, art and illustration bookshop, which will also stock literary tomes that explore the theme of light in different ways. The space will be curated by Corraini Editori.

Il progetto Costellazioni, a cura di Formafantasma

Massimo Curzi will curate and install the solo show of one of the most important contemporary photographers, Hélène Binet, featuring an original selection of images that will show how her work explores the relationship between natural light and architecture. Martina Sanzarello will curate and install an exhibition that pays homage to the classic incandescent light bulb, a contemporary story built on art and design, in the form of a sequence of light bulbs that are transformed from their primary and pragmatic function into unsettling objects and small experimental installations. Matteo Pirola has created a display of “artificial stars” the luminous devices that the “astronomer-designers” are examining, coming up with objects that show luminous happenings, orbiting spheres, reflective surfaces, blinding eclipses and coloured auroras, set up by the From outer Space studio. Michele Cazavara will be curating a collection of architectural images of interiors in which artificial light is the protagonist: a layout populated with accents and light points, in which a light source can be discerned, which inhabits and transforms the space in a speical way.

A fresh programme of Talks, curated by Annalisa Rosso, with some of the most brilliant figures on the contemporary lighting project scene. Shigeru Ban, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Marius Myking of Snøhetta, Nao Tamura and Andrea D’Antrassi of MAD will be questioned by an equal number of international journalists on how innovation in the lighting field can improve our future lives.

image-1676474044Uno scatto tratto dal SaloneSatelli 2022

How the 24th SaloneSatellite will be like

More than 550 aspiring designers will be taking part in the 24th SaloneSatellite, in its new but entirely natural location inside the Euroluce pavilions (Pavs. 13-15), given that it represents the future of design par excellence. The 2023 edition will devote a particular focus to design schools and universities with the theme "Design Schools – Universities / BUILDING THE (IM)POSSIBLE. Process, Progress, Practice". By putting the spotlight on them, SaloneSatellite wants to underscore the deep-rooted contribution they have made and continue to make to the training of young designers and to the advancement of design. Accordingly, the arrangement of exhibition spaces has been rethought, with the 27 participating schools and universities arranged in an outer ring encompassing the individual designers. The SaloneSatellite Award will not be missed, now in its 12th year.

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