iGuzzini and lighting at Fuorisalone 2021

At Fuorisalone 2021, iGuzzini presented the latest lighting products for private and public spaces

During Milan Design Week 2021, iGuzzini opened the doors of its Milanese space featuring a special installation. On that occasion, visitors were able to see a number of new products, including the Mya lamp, developed in collaboration with Lamborghini, and Light Shed, a furnishing accessory that illuminates.

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The installation also included a "Light Experience" that made it possible to see up close the latest lighting products by the Marche-based company, such as Robin, Superrail, Blade R, Laser Blade Space, Easy Space.

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Lamborghini and iGuzzini for lighting

Mya, developed by Centro Stile Automobili Lamborghini and iGuzzini, is a table lamp that encapsulates the features of Lamborghini cars. The shape of the lamp recalls some of Lamborghini's signature elements, the Countach Line and the Y. Mya represents the iconic "Y" with a structure that conveys solidity and strength. The "Y" is also incorporated in the on/off switch and in the dimmer of the lamp. Mya can be rotated 30°, directing light where it is needed. The lamp also includes a USB type C port for charging electronic devices.

Mya table lamp, a collaboration between iGuzzini and Lamborghini

iGuzzini’s other innovation for 2021 is Light Shed, an efficient and multi-functional furnishing accessory. Light Shed is formed by a LED source and can be managed with a control system that allows you to have light only where and when you need it. Thanks to its BLE-DALI interface, it is possible to control the system and manage each lighting device or scene through the iGuzzini Smart Light Control app on your smartphone, via the internet, or with voice commands.


Light Shed is available in three modular forms (single square, modular square and linear) and can be installed as a recessed, surface and suspension solution. It is possible to customize the modules and combine them with each other, creating ceilings matching the space, or to choose the same finish as the ceiling for perfectly smooth surfaces that radiate light.

The Light Shed in the ceiling version

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Save the date: Salone del Mobile.Milano, April 5-10, 2022

Very positive results for the Supersalone 2021, which anticipated the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, April 5-10, 2022

The Supersalone, the special event 2021 by Salone del Mobile.Milano, closed with a very positive result. The exhibiting brands were 425, 16% of which were foreign; in addition to these, there were 170 young students from 22 countries and 39 independent designers. It was attended by 60,000 visitors from 113 countries over six days; more than half were trade operators and buyers (47% from abroad). Almost 1,800 accredited journalists from all over the world attended the event.

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Left to right: Stefano Boeri, Maria Porro, Claudio Feltrin. Photo: Francesco Marinelli, Filippo Gobbato, courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano

The new Salone del Mobile.Milano digital platform also played a decisive role, amplifying the event during the “supersalone” by launching a new approach and seeing unprecedented uptake by visitors at the fair and remote users.

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“We are closing this edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano with great satisfaction and huge emotion,” commented Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano. It was important to take that first but decisive step, to make our presence felt and send a signal to the country as a whole. We did it. Thanks to all the hard work everyone put into it: the companies who hedged their bets on it, the curator Stefano Boeri and all the team of co-curators, and the organizers, the riggers, the designers and the cultural and communication professionals who all believed in this event, together.”

Supersalone 2021. Photo: Andrea Mariani, courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano

A successful Supersalone

“We invested and planned, with the focus on quality, sustainability and the digital dimension, and the upshot has been that our enthusiasm has been clear for all to see, our ability to create a system and look beyond business yet again in order to provide a global experience, albeit in a different form, at which what really counted was innovation, commitment and cohesion. We are now looking to the future, with a renewed appreciation of the value and the history of this collective heritage, keen to embrace the new challenges by getting straight to work on the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, which will be held from 5th to 10th April 2022.”

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Arper at Supersalone 2021

Mauro Mamoli, President of Federmobili, added: “A Salone del Mobile that for this edition has become ‘Super’. And it really was Super: for the new layout, for the exhibition formulas, for the spaces dedicated to exhibitions and food, and for the vitality boost it gave to the city of Milan. I expect to find many of the design ideas experimented over these days in April 2022; I hope to treasure the good and innovative things seen and experienced during this Supersalone. My utmost praise goes to those who believed in it, those who participated, those who invested in it. Thank you for allowing us, among other things, to rediscover human contact.”

See you next April at the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, April 5-10, 2022

A few more days for Fuorisalone 2021 events

Some Fuorisalone 2021 events are extended beyond September 10

Didn’t have time to go see the Fuorisalone events? Don’t worry, some events and exhibitions are extended beyond the date of September 10, 2021.

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Alcova, until September 12

The project curated by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt, with project team Valentina Ciuffi, Joseph Grima, Martina Muzi, Marco De Amicis, Matilde Losi, Andrea Guarinoni, goes on until Sunday, September 12. The exhibition at the Inganni barracks occupies about 3,500 square meters, including indoor and outdoor spaces, hosting over 50 designers, innovative brands, institutions. Established figures from the international scene present innovative products and materials, installations, workshops, site-specific projects.

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One of the venues of Alcova, at the former Inganni barracks. Ph: Delfino Sisto Lignani

The exhibition at Triennale, Supersalone’s hub in Milan

Triennale has organized several exhibitions for Fuorisalone 2021. Il Salone/la Città, the exhibition on the events organized by Salone del Mobile.Milano in Milan, curated by Mario Piazza, runs until September 19. Also open through September 12 are the exhibitions dedicated to Enzo Mari and Vico Magistretti.
Curated by Marco Sammicheli, the exhibition dedicated to the furniture designed by Carlo Mollino for Casa Albonico in Turin, continues until November 7. Lastly, the artistic ceramics of Fittile. L’artigianato artistico italiano nella ceramica contemporanea are on show until October 31. The exhibition curated by Ugo La Pietra stems from a collaboration between Triennale di Milano and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte.

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Fittile. L’artigianato artistico italiano nella ceramica contemporanea, at Triennale until October 31

Among the Fuorisalone 2021 events, there is Cartoleria Gucci, until September 17

Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has created a temporary store for Gucci. On the occasion of Fuorisalone 2021, at via Manzoni 19, at the Gucci stationery store it will be possible to purchase stationery items, such as notebooks, pencils, pencil cases, as well as board games and small furnishing accessories. All items are decorated with patterns and designs created exclusively by Gucci. The Gucci stationery store is open until September 17.

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Cartoleria Gucci, a pop-up store for Fuorisalone 2021

Virgil Abloh and Ginori 1735 anticipate Fuorisalone 2022

Virgil Abloh’s fashion brand, Off-White, has designed a new limited-edition collection, the first step to a new collection to be presented in April 2022 at Milan’s Fuorisalone. This collection expresses the philosophy of the Off-White brand next to Richard Ginori’s Antico Doccia historic collection. The series includes the complete tableware set, including cups and saucers. The new collection is the focus of an open-air installation at Via Bigli 2, until September 12, 2021.

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Tom Dixon presents Luminosity at Fuorisalone 2021

Tom Dixon is in Milan for Fuorisalone 2021 with a new project revolving around LED lights

Tom Dixon is back in Milan for the Fuorisalone 2021; this is the first stop on a Grand Tour of eight European cities. The focus of the Grand Tour, inspired by the traditional Grand Tour of Italy, is represented by the new lighting collections by Tom Dixon, shown in the Luminosity exhibition and in the Black Light sculptures.

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Tom Dixon with the CODE column

For Milan’s Fuorisalone, Tom Dixon has organized a special exhibition at the Valextra store, next to The Manzoni restaurant, Tom Dixon’s hub in Milan. The Valextra store, the iconic Italian luxury leather goods brand, in the version interpreted by John Pawson in 2019, is the ideal setting for Tom Dixon’s works, sitting alongside the Chiaroscuro handbag collection.

CODE lights by Tom Dixon at the Valextra store for Fuorisalone 2021

The British designer and entrepreneur has designed the Black Light sculptures inspired by Italian designers Achille Castiglioni, Ettore Sottsass and Gio Ponti. This is Tom Dixon’s debut in LED lights with the CODE collection developed with Austrian firm Prolicht.


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CODE: LED lights according to Tom Dixon

“These sculptures are the result of two years of intensive research with our Austrian partner, Prolicht, aimed at rethinking track lighting,” explained Tom Dixon. “We decided to show the potential of this new system by creating 10 light sculptures with state-of-the-art diodes that emit a warm white light. On the largest sculpture, there are as many as 10,000 individual light points emitting a surprisingly soft light.”

CODE utilizes bare LEDs on circuit boards that can be used to create thin strips, delicate chains and continuous columns of light. Thanks to CODE, light can create atmosphere in various settings - from warm to cold - or simply work as a decorative element to complete an interior design idea. CODE’s light intensity is adjustable: run at full power, these arrays deliver raw, unfiltered light; dimmed down, the boards act as decorative elements and graphic patterns of light float against black backgrounds.


The versatility of the CODE system allows for a multitude of sculptural forms. In addition to the sculptures created by Tom Dixon, on display at Valextra for Fuorisalone 2021, it is possible to create other special projects. The sculptures currently on display are Screen, a portable light wall; Totem, a unique column of light; Beacon, formed by modules rotating 360°; Explosion, created for iconic wall installations.

Explosion, CODE by Tom Dixon

The new Antolini Stoneroom in Milan

Natural stone has a new home in Milan: Antolini Stoneroom

On the occasion of the Fuorisalone 2021, Antolini has inaugurated its new showroom in Milan: a large space dedicated to natural stone, the favorite material of many architects and interior designers.


Antolini Stoneroom is located in the heart of Milan, between Piazza Fontana and Via San Clemente. There, eight large windows open onto the world of natural stone and marble, right in front of one of the most important marble works in the world: the Duomo of Milan. The space is made even more spectacular thanks to the sunlight that changes throughout the day.

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The space covers an area of 600 square meters on two floors. In this project by Alessandro La Spada, materials are interpreted in different ways. On the upper floor, visitors can admire the expressions of natural stone in interior architecture, starting from the reception counter. The floors deserve a special mention: the architect has taken advantage of the natural veining of marble to design the paths on the floor. Finally, the large wall facing outwards offers a nice surprise effect.

Each design, just like the stairs leading to the lower floor, follows the veining of the slabs, which, in this way, naturally completes the project.

Antolini natural stone for interior design

The lower floor hosts the infinite possibilities in terms of colors and finishes that Antolini is able to offer thanks to constant research. There, it is possible to touch and see all the possible surface finishes, either soft or textural, for different architectural, residential, contract and hospitality projects.

Thanks to technology, at Antolini's showroom in Milan it is possible to select the veining and see the life-size slab to preview the final result during the design phase. But Antolini takes special care also of the samples, which are available in different sizes and can be easily compared. In total, a selection of more than 1.300 natural materials, represented by over 5.000 samples, is there to satisfy even the most demanding interior designers.

Antolini's showroom is the new reference point for marble and natural stones in Milan, a magic place where even the most complex projects can find their ideal material.

Artemide participates in Fuorisalone 2021 with many new projects

At Fuorisalone 2021, Artemide has presented the new exhibition center and confirmed its commitment to improving the quality of lighting

On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, Artemide has inaugurated its new exhibition center, in Pregnana Milanese. Designed by Mario Cucinella Architects, the new showroom is directly connected to the Innovation Centre at the company's headquarters just outside Milan.

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Directly connected to the testing and certification laboratories and to the research and development department, the new showroom is a direct expression of Artemide's know-how. Training and research will be the heart of this center, where it is possible to experiment the Integralis technology of sanitizing light.

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An architectural ribbon runs through the 1,000 sqm space, marking the different environments. The curved lines of the walls break and overlap to create passages and divide the space without closures, by using cuts of light.

The new Artemide showroom, designed by Mario Cucinella Architects

The open and permeable structure between inside and outside lets you see the industrial building through the openings in the false ceilings. Moreover, the alternation of indoor and outdoor lights creates a changing atmosphere, which changes depending on the room.


Artemide and sanitizing light: Integralis

Confirming its continuous commitment to spreading a culture of "good lighting," Artemide keeps developing Integralis, the lighting system that sanitizes environments. Integralis adapts the sanitizing intensity to the rhythm of presence and absence of people in spaces and to the type of action required.

Integralis, the light by Artemide that acts as a room sanitizer

Spaces such as offices, stores, schools, museums, where people are present only during the day, for example, can be sanitized at night with the maximum intensity of radiation for a long time. In the same environments, during the day, you can use a light that maintains the sanitization implemented during the night. This mode offers a perfectly functional white light, which is also active against bacteria.

The light spectrum of Integralis for room sanitization

In service areas, elevators, toilets, dressing rooms, lobbies and waiting rooms, where people are staying temporarily, it is possible to opt for punctual "intermittent" sanitization. The discontinuous mode is activated and deactivated by presence sensors, working at a higher intensity and in a shorter time when there are no people, to ensure the safety and sanitization of the space for each user.

The light spectrum of Integralis for room sanitization

Isola Design District is physically back at the Fuorisalone

After two years, Isola Design Festival takes place from 5 to 10 September as an in-person event

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After a few months of Isola Design Festival, almost 700 projects from over 50 countries are on isola.design to date, and many of them have been presented in the first 4 months of the event. The Fuorisalone is an opportunity to discover some of these in person. More than 100 designers, design studios and companies are exhibiting their work in the Isola district, and, after a long time, visitors can experience again the most anticipated design event of the year.

Materialized @Gamma

Among the various research materials on display at Spazio Gamma, at the Materialized exhibition, Turkish Stones Library displays an incredible selection of marble, travertine, limestone, dolomite, basalt, onyx and other natural stones, bringing the rich history of these raw materials from Turkey into contemporary design. The goal is to show new possibilities for the innovative application of timeless materials in architecture and design. Turkish Stones is a promoter of the Istanbul Mineral Exporters' Association (IMIB), a non-profit association that has been overseeing export activities in the Turkish mining sector since 1976.

Design to buy

At Fabbrica Sassetti, one of the venues of the Isola Design Festival, it is also possible to purchase some of the products on display. Some of the products available at the Gallery’s Temporary Store: Square Up by Andrea Meneghelli; LA MORPHE by Encru; Bi Biip by Mateja Panter; Slinky by Andreea Cornila; Oru and Sinapsi by Bruno Carletti; Amai by Duplex Studio; Enne by Alessandra Galli; B-Fora by IAMMI; Lady Afrodite Candle and Modern Venus Candle by Hot and Vintage; Wasteless Wonders | Looking Out Art by Valentina Lachner; Pok¡ by IDITA, Mappe by Wearchmaps; 7 Diaframma Lamp 1.6 by Angie Uesseler Cala, Farah Perez and Juan Torres; the KANTU sculptural table by Derin Canturk; The Slank Occasional Chair by George Gibbens; Senzaquadro’s unique pieces belonging to different lines and in different formats, Marmo Clock, Base L and Circolare by MemoryTag, MASCHERE H/ORMA by Debora Mirabelli and IN DISGUISE Vases by Jule Cats.

How to sell one’s designs

Finally, for those who want to investigate certain topics there are Isola Design Classes micro-courses, aimed at helping young designers promote their projects. The courses are divided into Lectures and Workshops and are held by experts in Business Development Marketing, Communication, Photography, Graphics, PR, Video Making, and much more.

They take place from 6 to 10 September and each day is dedicated to a specific theme. Registration either on the Isola Design Festival platform or via classes@isola.design is mandatory.

Supersalone 2021 to debut under a lucky star

A strong growth in exports and the recovery of the domestic market, with some uncertainty

An atmosphere of optimism pervades the eve of Supersalone 2021, the special event by Salone del Mobile.Milano. As a matter of fact, the furniture market experienced a strong growth of exports in the first five months of 2021.

The Italian furnishing macrosystem is currently worth 21 billion euros, of which 11 billion are destined for export and 10 billion for the national market.

If we consider the first five months of 2021, we see that the exports in the furnishing and lighting macrosystem experienced a strong growth (5.4 billion euros, +43.2%) compared with the same period of 2020, and there was also a moderate increase compared to the data of 2019, when exports accounted for 5.1 billion euros (+5.7% over 2019), despite the uncertainties that still characterize this period.

The curators of the Supersalone

France (988.5 billion euros, +53.7% over January-May 2020; +15.3% over January-May 2019), United States (573.5 billion euros; +73.7%; +35.2%), Germany (555.5 billion euros; +32.8%; +8.6%), the United Kingdom and Switzerland were the top five commercial outlets. At the same time, the top 25 destination markets for Italian furniture exports show positive trends, testifying to the healthy state of exports.

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The Italian furnishing market is recovering

The sales situation is also positive, according to data from FederlegnoArredo Study Center. In particular, in the first half of 2021, the Italian market experienced a recovery. Sales, compared to the same period in 2020, rose by 51.7%, with +67.3% on the Italian market. Where it is possible to make comparisons with the first half of 2019, a 14.3% increase in overall sales and a 21.4% increase in Italy can be seen. The segments related to the domestic environment closed 2020 with a smaller drop than the -9.1% experienced by the supply chain as a whole; the heaviest price was paid by segments such as office (-20%) and professional and commercial furniture.

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However, companies' forecasts are still affected by the uncertain situation determined by various causes. In addition to the pandemic situation, which is still unclear, there are factors that are subject to fluctuations, such as the availability of raw materials. Moreover, if the pandemic were to be definitively overcome, families may once again spend their money on travel and leisure.

Currently, the overall trend seems to be positive, especially for the Italian market, which, also thanks to tax incentives, is playing a more important role than in recent years. For most companies, 2021 should therefore close better than 2020.

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Supersalone and the future of furniture

In this optimistic atmosphere, Supersalone opens on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Overall, Supersalone will occupy 68,520 square meters, with 425 exhibitors and 1,900 projects. The packed program of talks and lectures includes over 40 famous speakers (architects, innovators, visionaries, entrepreneurs, artists and politicians). There will also be a films festival in partnership with the Milano Design Film Festival, four Food Courts conceived by Identità Golose and starring nine of the greatest interpreters of Italian cuisine.

Read also Supersalone and the iconic chairs: an exhibition in collaboration with ADI Design Museum

Delta Light at Fuorisalone 2021

Human-centered lighting by Delta Light at the Fuorisalone 2021

Delta Light takes part in the Fuorisalone 2021 with a program full of events, special installations and presentations.

Want You Close, a multisensory installation

Delta Light showroom on via Bugatti will host the #wantyouclose Fuorisalone 2021 Edition multisensory installation.

The exhibition redesigns the spaces of the Delta Light Studio with a path made of scents, colors and emotions: an indoor urban garden, illuminated by the new Delta Light products, guides the visitor on a multisensory experience. It will be an opportunity to see new products such as Soliscape, by UNStudio, or Nime, by Dean Skira. The #wantyouclose Fuorisalone 2021 installation can be visited from 4 to 9 September, from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and on 10 September from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In compliance with anti-Covid regulations, pre-registration at this link is required.

Delta Light Studio Milano

Ben Van Berkel from UNStudio presents the Soliscape system

On Monday, 6 September, at 4:00 pm, Ben Van Berkel, founder of UNStudio, will present the Soliscape lighting and acoustic system. The press conference will also be attended by Jan Ameloot, CEO of Delta Light, Danilo Mandelli, Director of Project Management Division Delta Light HQ. Also this presentation will be held at Delta Light Studio, via Bugatti 15.

Soliscape, lighting and acoustic system designed by UNStudio for Delta Light

Delta Light partners in special events

Delta Light will be the lighting partner in several events at the Fuorisalone 2021. From 5 to 10 September, Nime, by Dean Skira, will be the protagonist of "A flame for research", a charity initiative in favor of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research. This recessed lamp, so small as to be invisible, illuminates the ten designer candelabra on sale at the Offstage studio in Piazza Bertarelli.

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Nime recessed lamp, by Dean Skira for Delta Light

Delta Light lamps will also be present at the Vietato l'ingresso exhibition, at the Arcimboldi Theater. From 6 to 10 September, the special dressing room set-up will offer the opportunity to see Delta Light lighting systems in operation. The iconic Superloop lamps, on the other hand, will light up the exhibition areas of Spazio Gessi, the 1,500 square meter showroom obtained from an old cinema in the center of the Fashion District.

Finally, we must mention the presence of Delta Light at Starbucks Roastery, in Piazza Cordusio. There, the lighting fixtures are designed to resemble the scoop used to collect coffee beans.

Caccaro participates in the Supersalone 2021

Caccaro participates in the Supersalone 2021, with its architectural elements that dress the walls in a sartorial manner

From 5 to 10 September, Caccaro takes part in the Supersalone 2021. On that occasion, it will present a new version of the Wallover system, with a setup by art director Monica Graffeo. Caccaro will showcase its total living concept both in the pavilions of Rho-Fieramilano and, in a more detailed and articulated way, in the new flagship store in Milan.

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The Wallover system by Caccaro

The totally renovated exhibition space is the point of reference for new trends in furniture. It welcomes both architects and private customers, meeting different needs. It is an emotional path that allows the Wallover System to express its architectural strength and its innovative interplay of solids and voids. In that space, light becomes a strongly characterizing element and is perfectly integrated with the new collection of beds and the Freedhome system, which allows you to always have everything in perfect order.

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The Wallover system by Caccaro

An immersive experience, in which the products narrate the various areas of the house and interact with each other to create a timeless elegance. The elements dialogue and complement each other while maintaining their uniqueness, in different moods. Among the various finishes, there are Kera and Oxid with their interesting materiality, as well as the new fabrics.

The Wallover system by Caccaro and the cupboard with the Kera finish

Milan Design Week: Caccaro is back with an in-person event

The six days of the Supersalone 2021 will be the long-awaited opportunity to meet again in person for all Caccaro partners and retailers, after months of virtual meetings. The soft and silent closing of a drawer, the tactile sensation of the new materials, the volumes of the furnishings, the mood boards chosen for each room will once again be the protagonists of the visit experience.

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Discover the Freedhome system by Caccaro 

The Wallover system by Caccaro

Sensoriality, rhythm, light and self-expression are the principles that Caccaro wants to explore to develop innovative design systems. Caccaro’s systems, not linked to temporary fads, allow you to “dress” your home like a tailor-made suit, without sacrificing practicality and functionality.

See you in Milan from 5 to 10 September 2021

Supersalone, Rho-Fieramilano, Hall 3, stand C16

Caccaro Flagship Store, via Larga 23, Milan

Other photographs of Caccaro’s Wallover and Freedhome systems