The second edition of Fuorisalone Award

News, Appointments, Milan — 03 March 2023

Building on the experience gained in the past with the Milano Design Award, produced by Elita until 2018, and from a first edition in 2022 (won by KOHLER x Arsham with the Divided Layers installation) that ended successfully, is preparing for the second edition of the Fuorisalone Award. A dynamic and innovative project that rewards Italian and international creative minds and companies.

From April 17th to April 23rd, the Fuorisalone Award returns, recognising the most memorable content and installations presented at the Milan Design Week. The first edition in 2022 saw a very high level of attention from brands and designers as well as the close-knit participation of the public, who were called - for the first time - to vote for their favorite installation.

Il progetto vincitore della Menzione Interazione 2022, Eni Plenitude & Interni - Design Re-Generation

The award honours the most memorable installation through online voting on website. The “Special Mentions”, assigned by a technical committee of professionals, promote the most outstanding projects and events of the Fuorisalone that meet certain criteria and design features.

The projects that will compete for the public's votes will be visible on a dedicated section of the website, and will be accessible through a system of event forms with content and photos of the installations. Voting will open starting from Tuesday April 18th, 2023. Users will be able to vote after registering on the platform.

Il progetto vincitore della Menzione Sostenibilità 2022, Refractory Studio - Holotype

By registering and uploading their event on (through free or paid membership) companies and designers can automatically apply for the special mentions in the Fuorisalone Award.

The Technical Committee will be composed of a number of leading figures in the sector, representing the various professional categories that revolve around the Design system. The Jury that will decide the winners of the special mentions will be composed of: Paolo Ferrarini (Curator, lecturer and journalist), Valentina Ventrelli (Expert in contemporary aesthetics), Luca Caizzi (Photographer and Creative Director C41), Alessandro Colombo (General Manager AD Education Italy), Nicola Ricciardi (Miart Artistic Director), Francesco Zurlo (Dean of the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano), Angela Rui (Curator of Design), Federica Sala (Curator), Cristiano Seganfreddo (Innovator and Entrepreneur), Vera Sacchetti (Critic and Curator of Design).

Il progetto vincitore della Menzione Tecnologia 2022, Huawei/Space Popular/MEET - Tomorrow Living

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.

Il progetto vincitore della Menzione Comunicazione 2022, Hermès - Alla ricerca della leggerezza

From this year, the award for the winner of the Fuorisalone Award and Special Mentions changes its image: it is entirely revised in design and realised as a stylisation of the traditional pin that has characterised activities for 20 years. A tribute to what has always represented the official map through which to orient oneself among installations, exhibitions, parties and discussion panels during the most important week for the design industry.


The award was designed by the Studiolabo team and produced by Pollodesign Factory, a Milan-based design and production company. 1 + 5 versions of the award: the most important one for the winner with the most votes and five others for special mentions.

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