Few days remain till the opening of the 57th edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the international furniture trade fair, running from the 17th to the 22nd of April, bringing with it more than 300.000 visitors to the Rho Fiera exposition in Milan.
Up to 2000 different companies will be presenting their new products themed around technology, flexibility and sustainability. Following tradition, these products will be categorized into three distinct styles: Classic, Modern and Contemporary Design. Be sure to keep an eye out for EuroCucina’s FTK (technology for the kitchen) exhibits along with the International Bathroom Exhibition, both presenting new catalogues further enhancing the latest in functional and aesthetical trends for these essential domestic environments.
This year will also bring with it the first edition of the new Salone del Mobile Manifesto, laying the foundations for new methods of thought and design systems. The Manifesto is intended to help devise new ways of experiencing the trade fair and the city of Milan, helping the exposition expand its international audience and remain intriguing to all designers. In the words of the fairs managers: “The invitation to innovate is, in fact, a plea not to rest on our laurels, but to look beyond what has already been achieved and aim for sustainable quality, collaboration, inclusion and sharing, valorizing young talent and the cultural heritage. This is how we can really give shape to the sort of design and architecture that is more conscious of the needs of a constantly evolving society that appreciates futuristic design but also needs to feel a variety of small emotions on an everyday basis”.
Level’s staff will be attending both the Salone del Mobile and the Fuorisalone, with an aim of researching and analyzing the latest Italian and international design trends. Design Week is indeed a precious moment to experience and gain inspiration from, helping enhance future Office Design scenarios and concepts. Thanks to the merging of both private and professional lives, the home and office are slowly becoming harder to distinguish.