1- Salon del Mobile Milano
The Salon del Mobile Milano is the design fair that attracts the most attention in the world, making it a great center of creativity, innovation and connection among all. Launched in Milan in 1961 as a way to promote Italian exports of furniture and accessories, Salone del Mobile is the global reference event for the decoration and design industry.
Curiosities about the fair
1- In 1998, the fair joins SaloneSatellite, a launching platform for young designers and a point of reference for companies that are looking for new talent.
2- With a size of 210,000 square meters, the fair groups together more than 2,300 quality companies along with around 370,000 professional visitors.
3- The Salone del Mobile Milano is also a reference because of the date related to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci
4- Visit the two quality facilities (in the city and in the fairgrounds) will surely be a cultural experience that will remain in our memories.
All useful information
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2019 will be held from Tuesday, 9th to Sunday, April 14th at the Fiera Milano in Rho. The events will be held from 9:30 to 18:30.
Visitors will be divided into different categories at the entrance. Buying online will be a more direct way to get tickets.
1- Professionals of the sector
The event is entirely dedicated to professionals in the industry, who can register directly online.
Professionals already registered online can also avail the pre-sale service online, at low prices.
It is always possible to buy integrated tickets online, which cover the entrance to the fair and the public transport system.
2- General public
The Salone del Mobile will be open to the public only on the following days:
Saturday, April 13 / Sunday, April 14
To enter the premises, it is mandatory to register at the time of purchase of the card and the pre-sale service will be active from mid-March.
Students may visit the fair on Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, and may purchase a reduced entry pass with a valid university ID or equivalent document.
The Salone del Mobile is easily accessible by the red line of the subway, direction Rho-Fiera Milano. For more information on rates and other connections, visit the event's website.
2- Design Week
However, it is important to mention that during the week there will also be several exhibitions that promote the design in the country:
• Brera Design District (location: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy)
This district has several strengths, among them the detail involved, the craft tradition and the art of creativity. With all of this, companies have the opportunity to connect faster and grow more productively. The "armchair" will certainly be a work of art that will attract the attention of all visitors. You will also be interested in:
I. Pinacoteca (the Brera Picture Gallery): Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano
II. Mercatino di antiquariato e brocantage: Via Fiori Chiari, Milano
III. Diego dalla Palma Make Up Studio: Via Madonnina, 15, 20121 Milano
IV. Parma & Co: Via D. Tessa, 2 angolo Corso Garibaldi, 20121 Milano
V. La Briciola: Via Marsala, 1, 20121 Milano
• Tortona Design Week (local: Opicio 31 Via Tortona, 31, 20144)
Here Portugal will be represented by about 100 companies from different sectors. The exhibition will focus on the national design, with pieces of furniture, lighting and objects of art, promoting the exchange of ideas among the agents of the countries involved. The participation in Fuorisalone will give more prominence to Portugal's presence in this design week in Milan, with his inauguration in April 9 at 7:00 p.m. Some recommended transit locations:
I. OCA - Officine Creative Ansaldo: Via Bergognone 34, Milano
II. Temporary Museum for New Design: Via Tortona, 27 Milano Lombardy
III. Theater alla Scala Ansaldo Workshops: Via Bergognone, 34, 20144 Milano
IV. LEGO Architecture: Piazza San Babila, Milano
V. Miele: Visconti Pavilion Via Tortona, 58, Milano
• Isola Design District (location: Via Pastrengo, 14, 20159 Milano)
This will be his third edition, not ceasing to be a major protagonist in the important Design Week. With the aim in bringing together all the ideas of Italian and international designers, it will be a great opportunity for people and companies that focus on crafts and the creation of new innovative materials. This whole area will be transformed into a design and inspiration platform for all of the public, breaking all barriers with 4 facilities and 2 exhibits throughout the area. Places you can not miss:
I. Madras: Via Farini 69, Milano
II. Luca Lanzetta Studio: Via Borsieri 30, Milano
III. Alessandro Zambelli: Via Lambertenghi 6, Milano
IV. DesignByThem: Via Farini 35, Milano
V. DMK di Daniela Mola: Via Medardo Rosso 6, Milano
3- More recommended visits
• Ambrosiana Library
The Ambrosiana Library was one of the first to be opened to the public in 1609. It currently has more than 750,000 volumes and more than 35,000 manuscripts. Among the most valuable assets of the library are more than 1,000 pages of Codex Atlánticus by Leonardo da Vinci. You will have the opportunity to see the pages in which he exposed his inventions, accompanied by some explanations.
• La Trienalle
This Design Museum is situated in a building southwest of Sempione Park and was erected in 1933 as the headquarters of the International Fair of Decorative Arts. In relation to the place, it is an ample space where we observe permanent collections and temporary collections, which makes it difficult to know what´s the exhibition of the moment.
• Museum Poldi Pezzoli
The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is housed in an elegant aristocratic residence from the end of the 19th century, which displays the beautiful private collection of its former resident. During World War II, the museum suffered irreparable damage. Some works were saved from the bombs, but others were destroyed. The exhibits of the Museum are filled with numerous objects which makes the visit very practical and captivates the visitor to continue exploring the place.