Highlights of Salone del Mobile. Milano 2015: furnishing, lighting and workspace excellence

The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile will fling open its doors from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April, at the Rho Milan Fairgrounds, Milan, Italy. Quality and innovation, along with major collateral events and a comprehensive, wide range of goods are the ingredients that make the Salone such an unmissable event.

  • Favilla: every light is a voice

To mark the International Year of Light 2015 proclaimed by UNESCO, architect Attilio Stocchi has conceived “FAVILLA. To every light a voice” – an installation/event telling the story of and exploring the essence of light.

Workplace3.0 is an exhibition with an innovative concept, devoted to design and technology for planning the workspace in the round. Workplace 3.0 will bring together the top proposals from the furnishing world for office, banks, insurance offices, post offices and other public spaces, seating for offices and public spaces, acoustics, flooring and coverings, lighting and office accessories as well as audio-video technologies and communication.

  • Michele De Lucchi’s Passeggiata

“The Walk”, a huge installation on exhibit inside the Workplace3 pavilions, was conceived by internationally renowned Italian architect Michele De Lucchi as an area for showcasing ideas and design triggers for planning workspaces in their many different contemporary interpretations. New activities and working modes generate new work spaces and new design requisites for “inhabiting them”, with offices increasingly becoming a hub for social interface, meetings and living side by side.


  • In Italy

Another event – IN ITALY– created by the architectural practice Four in the Morning to a design by architect Dario CuratoloDario Curatolo, will feature 64 Italian manufacturers and a select group of designers, planners and architects, who will tackle the theme of
products, design and planning. The firms involved will be presented innovatively through the medium of film, with the curator taking the audience through film a virtual exploration of Italian knowhow and uniqueness and the production processes behind each object.

The film will become an installation, which in turn will become an App used to explore five apartments – in Lecce, Milan, Rome, Venice and the Sienese hillside – done up in five completely different styles.

  • SaloneSatellite turns 18 in 2015

SaloneSatellite will be back in Pavilions 22 and 24 – the same as Workplace3.0. Now in its 18th edition, the exhibition is dedicated to the theme “ theme “Life Planet”, dovetailing with that of EXPO 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

SaloneSatellite is an unrivalled meeting point for 700 young designers selected from all over the world. The exhibition showcases the work of designers under 35, and offers them a chance to be selected for the 6th annual edition of the Salone Satellite Award for the 3 best prototypes on exhibit, relating to the product categories on show.

  • Salone del Mobile 2015 – Figures:

Place: Milan Fairgrounds, Rho
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April, open to the public.
Times: from 9.30am to 6.30pm.
SaloneSatellite: open to the public for the duration of the Salone del Mobile. Free
entry from Cargo 5.
Total exhibitors: 2,010 + 700 designers of SaloneSatellite;
Net exhibition area: 201,200 square metres
Overall Exhibition Area: 340,000 square metres.