How the 2023 edition of Fuorisalone went

News, Appointments, Milan — 24 April 2023

Milan and the challenges of tomorrow: Fuorisalone was a moment of confrontation. See you again from 15 to 21 April 2024.

It was the return to the usual calendar, with design as the protagonist in April. Milano Design Week has once again become a real landmark, reflecting the central role of the Milanese city for the design industry and the event as a unique development model.

Fuorisalone was an opportunity to discover a city in ferment and in constant evolution, animated by the will to question and improve. Milano Design Week is all this: a time when today's big questions, from the climate issue to the sustainability of metropolises and production processes, come to the surface and enter the debate. 

As the title of the edition suggests, “Laboratorio Futuro”, Fuorisalone was a great space for experimentation where brands, designers, universities, curators and artists met to try to imagine new visions and languages to innovate.

Fuorisalone was an opportunity to discover the beauty of the city's historical buildings such as Palazzo Broggi, Palazzo Serbelloni, Palazzina Appiani, Palazzo Treves, Palazzo Orsini, Palazzo Bovara, Palazzo Citterio, Palazzo Litta, Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Isimbardi, Palazzo Turati, Palazzo Senato, Palazzo Visconti and the Circolo Filologico Milanese.

But also to explore places that are usually inaccessible, as in the case of Palazzo Treves, in the heart of the Brera Design District, the former Slaughterhouse of Porta Vittoria, an immense abandoned complex of about 15 hectares in the southern part of the city populated by the creativity of Alcova. And again, Convey, which has opened the doors of a former factory recently redeveloped in front of the Farini station, and Morel Milano, 7 thousand square metres converted into an event space. In the end, Istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi, a Brutalist masterpiece by architect Vittoriano Viganò, and Dropcity, the new home of Architecture and Design in Milan, a stone's throw from Milano Centrale.

image-1682321437The award was conceived by Studiolabo and realised by Pollodesign Factory, a Milan-based design and production company.

All the winners of the Fuorisalone Award 2023

The 2023 edition of the Fuorisalone Award, which honoured the contents and installations unveiled during the Milan Design Week from 17 to 23 April, has come to an end.

Among the 12 selected events, the most voted by the community is SolidNature - Beyond the Surface, a project by Ellen van Loon and Giulio Margheri of studio OMA: 500 square metres of an underground car park in Via Cernaia 1, in the heart of the Brera Design District.

In addition to this, there were five special mentions that emphasised content of relevance to the world of project and design, which was qualitatively innovative and rich in meaning. New in this edition: the special mention 'Light for the City' by the Salone del Mobile.Milano.

- INTERACTION Mention:  
“Expériences Immobiles” by Les Eaux Primordiales


Opposites United Artwork Exhibition by KIA

Enlightenment | Ron Gilad + NEMO

- Special mention 'LIGHT FOR THE CITY' by the Salone del Mobile.Milano: to be announced in mid-May.

See you again from 15-21 April 2024! In the meantime, you can relive the 2023 edition thanks to the 11,000 images uploaded online by our 100 e.Reporters and get inspired through INSPIRE.

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