The 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is over

Positive results for the 60th edition Salone del Mobile.Milano

The Salone del Mobile.Milano, back in person and in its full version after a three-year absence, welcomed 262,608 visitors; 61% of them were international, from 173 countries. Although far from the record 434,000 visitors of 2018, the turnout of the 2022 edition, the first after the pandemic, confirms the vitality of the Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week. The Fuorisalone and Salone del Mobile together totaled about 400,000 attendees in the city of Milan. Decisive was the almost total absence of Chinese and Russians who, in 2019, were over 42,000.

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This important result confirms the state of health of the Salone del Mobile and shows how teamwork across a whole sector can produce excellence, achieving positive results even in the most complex moments on the international level,” comments Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano. We hope that this edition has given a new impetus to the sector and to Milan, but above all that everyone has perceived our enthusiasm, our urge to offer a global experience, in which what matters are ideas and cultural exchanges,” concludes the President.


An offline and online edition of the Salone del Mobile

The success of the Salone del Mobile.Milano and Milano Design Week has also been confirmed by the success of the communication platform. This includes website, newsletter, app, push and social networks (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube). As for social media, more than 50,000 contents generated by the community reached 13.5 million accounts; 600,000 video views, 120,000 interactions with content and 25 million impressions. In the last week alone, the site recorded 4.8 million page views with an average of 100,000 daily users (69.2% from Italy, 30.8% from abroad), and a 42% increase in new users registered on the platform. [Photo courtesy of Salone del Mobile.Milano]

This is a further confirmation of the success of the 2022 edition, followed even by those who could not attend. The Salone del Mobile.Milano will return from April 18 to 23, 2023.


Milan Design Week Journal / Day 3

Wednesday, June 8th, second day of Salone del Mobile.Milano

Electrolux is carrying out a research project to create home appliances that help us save food and resources. The GRO concept is based on a different way of storing food, encouraging us to eat more vegetables and less animal protein, while preserving all food better. The GRO kitchen has a modular pantry-refrigerator, a large induction cooktop and a small oven.

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From Colombia, Ames outdoor furniture, made with natural and technological materials.

The Ofuro bathtub, by Carlo Colombo for Antoniolupi, is perfect both indoors and outdoors.

At the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the Lago kitchen, between geometry and technology.

At the Maruni stand, designers Jasper Morrison (left) and Naoto Fukasawa (right)

The Maruni stand at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022

The 100% aluminum table by Opinion Ciatti

At Eurocucina 2022, Ornare. The kitchen with bronze gold finish has been designed by Ricardo Bello Dias for Brazilian brand Ornare.

The Salone del Mobile has become increasingly international. Verdi’s natural fabrics and carpets with a technological soul come from Colombia.

Lualdi transforms walls into decorative and structural elements at the same time.

Furniture proposals by Kryptonite

At Galleria Manzoni, Alessi 100-001, an exhibition explaining Alessi's values over 100 years. The 12 values are represented by different products, displayed in 12 rooms designed by Michele De Lucchi - AMDL studio.

Next to it, also at Galleria Manzoni, Alessi dedicates an installation, curated by Studio Temp, to the new cutlery set designed by Virgil Abloh and his London-based studio Alaska Alaska, which is 001, the first project of the next 100 years.

Milan Design Week Journal / Day 2

Tuesday, June 7th, first day of Salone del Mobile.Milano

Harria, by Viviana Maggiolini and Giorgio Bonaguro, is a new collection of vases and bookends designed for Giorgetti Atmosphere, the collection of objects that complements Giorgetti's furniture. The series is inspired by the works of Spanish sculptor Chillida, who studied architecture. The three single-flower vases can also become candleholders; thanks to their geometric shape, they can be placed side by side to build a small sculpture. With a simple gesture, the sculpture breaks down into three elements again. In addition to the single-flower vases, the Harria collection includes bookends, also in different marbles – Rosso Lepanto, Nero Marquina, and Calacatta.

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Harria vases by Viviana Maggioli and Giorgio Bonaguro for Giorgetti
Harria vases by Viviana Maggioli and Giorgio Bonaguro for Giorgetti

Clei, known for its transformable furniture, has presented several wall proposals to optimize space. A wall bookcase, for example, can also hold a desk. With a simple movement and almost no effort, the wall rotates and reveals a comfortable double bed. The bed can also be folded up with sheets and blankets, but without pillows.

The fully closed Clei wall system
The Clei wall in the open desk version
The Clei wall in the double bed version

Desalto has enriched the Strong collection with a two-seater sofa and an armchair. Designed by Eugeni Quitllet, Strong Special is also suitable for outdoor use.

Strong Special, by Eugeni Quitllet for Desalto

The Fiocco sofa, designed by Pinuccio Borgonovo for Flou, is a simple modular sofa. It consists of seven basic elements, including two chaise-longue modules and a five-sided module. The modularity allows for different configurations. The very large cushions serve as both backrests and armrests, are available in two heights, and attached to the bases by means of curved U-shaped metal supports.

A 2022 trend is the return of the writing desk in residential settings. This one, with interchangeable leather desk pad and bench with seat covered in woven leather, is by Ritzwell, a Japanese company. Made of solid wood and hand-woven, it fits easily into any interior design style.

Installations, lights and kitchens at the Fuorisalone

Hypernova installation, at Superstudio Più, a project by designer Sara Ricciardi for glo (registered trademark).

Divine Inspiration is the new light collection designed by Lee Broom for his brand, Lee Broom. Also on display at Blindarte, via Palermo 11, is the carved oak Altar light.

Louis Poulsen is presenting new products at Pasticceria Taveggia, a historic pastry shop in Milan that has just reopened after renovation.

The theme of the new LG Signature series, presented at the Signature Kitchen Suite showroom, is undercounter appliances. Here, the wine cellar, which, despite its small size, can perfectly store up to 41 bottles.

Milan Design Week Journal / Day 1

Monday, June 6th, Day 1

Throughout the week, starting today, is launching a special series dedicated to Milan Design Week: every day we will post images of products and events visited during the day. Here you will find some products and events from via Durini, downtown, and Brera showrooms. Follow us every day and have a great Milan Design Week!

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Acerbis, the restart

At the Salvioni showroom, on Via Durini, Acerbis presents Mirror Reflections, an installation featuring products from the Remasters collection and a tribute to the great masters who are part of Acerbis' heritage. The installation, designed by creative directors Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces, is a tribute to Nanda Vigo, who started collaborating with Acerbis in the 1970s. The installation is a play of mirrors that transform the space into an intersection of fragments and distortions, featuring the graphic geometry of Roberto Monsani's Life system and Lodovico Acerbis and Giotto Stoppino's Med chair.

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Via Durini and surroundings, Milano Design District

B&B Italia presents the new Pochette armchair, by Piero Lissoni.

Porro has redesigned the architecture of the home, thanks to furnishing systems that integrate all the necessary technology, where lights and wires disappear inside the furniture. Moreover, the Glide system by Piero Lissoni makes the space fluid, flexible, easily transformable.

The Materic table, designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro, is made of reclaimed wood, with a totally natural finish, requiring extremely sophisticated, robotic technology.

Design is at home at the Salvioni showroom, a design landmark for the Via Durini district in Milan. The terraces house Talenti collections; pictured here, the Salinas sofa, inspired by Mediterranean salt pans.

Cassina presents the collection of objects created with Ginori 1735, designed by Formafantasma.

The Soriana armchair, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina in 1969, is now available with a new limited-edition faded denim upholstery. As an element of novelty, pumice stone is not used to sandblast the fabric, replaced by more environmentally friendly walnut shells.

The new Louis Poulsen collection, presented in the historic Taveggia pastry shop, which has just opened after renovation.

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Fabio Novembre has designed a new showroom for Natuzzi, inspired by Mediterranean culture and Apulian illuminations.

Brera Design District

Japanese brand Time & Style opens a permanent showroom in Milan, between Via San Marco and Largo Treves, on Via Eugenio Balzan, and presents the first collection by Peter Zumthor. The collection also includes loungers from the famous Therme Vals spa in Vals, Switzerland, designed by Peter Zumthor, which are now available to the public.

Marsotto presents the Caro Marco collection by Niko Koronis.

Boffi is also presenting new collections, in its showroom at Via Solferino 11.

Fuorisalone previews

At Alcova, an installation inspired by field hospitals, curated by The House of Lyria, a Prato-based textile mill.

Lexus Design Award installation with Aqua Creations at Superstudio Più.

At Superdesign Show, installation by Adriana Lohmann, at the exhibition Women & Design.

De Castelli showroom, Tracing Venice exhibition, originally presented at Homo Faber in Venice. Luce Solida lamp by Gumdesign.

Guide to Milan Design Week 2022

Milan Design Week 2022: Salone del Mobile.Milano and Fuorisalone together to restart

After a three-year absence, Milan Design Week is finally back, June 6-12, 2022. This year there will be the Salone del Mobile.Milano, with its side shows Salone del Bagno, Eurocucina, Workplace 3.0, and SaloneSatellite, in Rho-Fieramilano pavilions. And in the city, Fuorisalone is back, with the usual large number of events, scattered throughout the different areas. Not only that: some events definitely go outside Milan's city limits. The Belgian designers from Belgium is Design, in fact, bring the spirit of the Zaventem Ateliers to Baranzate. Here, in the former Necchi factory, Baranzate Ateliers will host a group show of designers and artists from different areas of Belgium. And Paola Lenti will exhibit a collection by Fratelli Campana at its headquarters at Via Po 100A, Meda. In Milan, on the other hand, the many events will be spread across the various areas, as usual.

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60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano

After the pandemic setback, and the special Supersalone edition in 2021, the Salone del Mobile celebrates its 60th edition from June 7 to 12, 2022. This year's is the 60th edition, although the first edition was in 1961. That's because in 1991 it was not held, due to the realignment of Milan Fair calendars; and then, of course, it was cancelled in 2020. Along with the Salone del Mobile, the Salone Internazionale del Bagno, Eurocucina, Workplace 3.0, and SaloneSatellite will be held. 

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Milan Design Week 2022: bathroom furniture and sanitary ware previews

Salone del Mobile.Milano this year will also host the Salone Internazionale del Bagno, with all the latest in bathroom furniture, faucets, sanitary ware, and wall coverings. In the city, there will be many exhibitions of products to furnish and set up the bathroom area at its best, a room that increasingly resembles a spa, even in private homes.

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Anima Liquida stone washbasin, by Antoniolupi

Milan Design Week 2022: kitchen and appliances previews

Eurocucina returns in 2022 after a three-year absence. It will be an opportunity to take a closer look at how the kitchen has evolved in recent years, a process that has become even more considerable after the pandemic has forced us to spend much more time at home. In the city, too, there will be many showcases of new trends in kitchen furniture and appliances.

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Higlights at Milan Design Week 2022

Lapitec Chef, sintered stone top that becomes an induction cooktop

Guide to Fuorisalone 2022: Brera Design District

The appointment with the Brera area and Brera Design District is always welcome. Brera, one of the areas that has always been central to the Fuorisalone since the first events in the early 1980s, has become increasingly large and rich in events of various kinds over the years. The 2022 edition of Brera Design District will host over 160 events, many of which will take place in permanent showrooms. Alongside the spaces used all year round, there will be numerous installations involving internationally renowned companies and brands and just as many world-renowned designers.

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Brera Design District. Photo Chiara Venegoni, courtesy Brera Design District

Milan Design Week 2022: Superdesign Show

The Superdesign Showthe event organized by Superstudio in the spaces of Superstudio Più, is ready to enliven Milan’s Tortona district also this year, on the occasion of the long-awaited Fuorisalone 2022. The new edition, under the creative direction of Gisella Borioli and the artistic direction of Giulio Cappellini, is entitled Looking Ahead.

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Fuorisalone 2022 Superdesign show
Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Aibelle, Installation

Fuorisalone 2022: the fourth edition of Alcova

The fourth edition of Alcova, once again in the abandoned spaces of the Military Hospital in Baggio, returns from 5 to 12 June 2022. The Military Hospital in Baggio, surrounded by a large urban park dotted with abandoned buildings, is the perfect setting for Alcova’s installations.

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Guide to Milan Design Week 2022: Isola Design Festival

Isola Design Festival returns with the sixth edition from 7 to 12 June 2022, as part of the Milan Design Week. The theme of the 2022 edition is “Together As One”, which stimulates the exchange of designers and projects, ideas and knowledge, between exhibitors and visitors. Today, in fact, designers, manufacturers, architects, consumers and all stakeholders in the industry must work together to design a new, more sustainable and innovative future. Isola Design District will welcome more than 250 international designers and design studios, in addition to local galleries and artisans. In total, there will be about 40 points of interest, in one of the liveliest districts of Milan.

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Fuorisalone 2022: the 5Vie District

5VIE Design Week celebrates its ninth edition inspired by an interesting philosophy: Prototyping Utopias. Utopia is a more sustainable future, a city in the making, planned by design. The 5VIE, at Milan Design Week, are the ideal workshop for this project; starting from the building of SIAM, a historical institution dedicated to arts and crafts, it expands to the collective dimension of the neighborhood, which thus becomes an interdisciplinary workshop for hybridizations between the areas of design, art, fashion and crafts.

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Higlights al Fuorisalone 2022

Milan Design Week 2022: Tortona and surroundings

Tortona Rocks brings innovative design to the stage of the Fuorisalone 2022, with more than 20 international exhibitions. From the monumental installation by IQOS to the innovation of the German Design Council, from the Slovenian Centre for Creativity (CzK) to the superior lighting design by Stilnovo, and much more.

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The Roundabout – Design with Nature

Fuorisalone 2022: Milan city center

Milan's city center, as always, will host a lot of events, ranging from exhibitions in house museums to presentations in showrooms and special installations. One of the highlights of Via Durini is at Natuzzi, which presents a wholly renovated showroom designed by Fabio Novembre, and several new products.

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Perennials & Sutherland at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi


EDIT Napoli in Milan, at Padiglione Brera

The award-winning unreleased products of the third edition of EDIT Napoli are for the first time in Milan, at Padiglione Brera, for the Fuorisalone 2022

Padiglione Brera, a new exhibition center that adds to the countless destinations of the Brera Design District, hosts the projects of EDIT Napoli. The unreleased products awarded at the third edition of EDIT Napoli, held in October 2021, will be presented at the 2022 edition of Milan Design Week. Padiglione Brera brings design to the cloisters of the San Simpliciano complex; a brainchild of Alessio Monti and Andrea Galimberti, the new hub is an exclusive venue, able to gather the best of design in one place, in the heart of Milan and the Brera Design District. This exclusive setting will showcase the best unreleased projects from EDIT Napoli - October 2021, selected by a jury formed by Formafantasma, French designer Dorothée Meilichzone, and Alessandro Valenti, Digital Director of ELLE Decor Italia.

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Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi, founders of EDIT Napoli. Photo: Serena Eller

The unreleased projects at the Fuorisalone 2022

Among the projects on display will be Unstressed Chair, a seat made of shaped aluminum tubes, designed by Stamuli, a Stockholm-based design studio composed of a collective of creatives and technicians, which won in the main section.

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Unstressed Chair, by Stamuli

Along with Unstressed Chair, there will be blown-glass collections by Danish designer Alexander Kirkeby, whose glass objects create unexpected tactile experiences. Photo: Serena Eller

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Alexander Kirkeby. Photo: Stefan Wessel

There will also Caterina Frongia’s works, based on experimentation with Sardinian weaving, from her homeland.

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Ambient Vert, by Caterina Frongia. Photo: Francesco-Corlaita

Lastly, the ceramics of ccontinua+mamt, a brand born from the collaboration between Chiara Caselli and Francesco Carrasso, an Italian creative duo based in Amsterdam. Their collection of illustrated ceramics expresses their social, cultural and aesthetic values, making use of popular and natural-primitive imagery.

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ccontinua+mamt, Mangiatutto. Photo: Chiara Caselli

All projects awarded at EDIT Naples as “miglior inedito” (best unreleased project), will be entitled to a free space at the fourth edition of EDIT Napoli in October 2023. The partnership between EDIT Napoli and Padiglione Brera will be back in Milan in 2023.

The sleeping area according to Enuit21: beds and complements

Enuit21 is a new brand that produces beds, upholstered furniture and complements entirely made in Italy

Italian textile tradition and attention for aesthetics and comfort come together in Enuit21, the brand born in 2021 to furnish the sleeping area. Antonio Caso, owner of Materassificio Montalese in Pistoia, has had the idea of creating a program entirely dedicated to sleep and rest, a program that did not exist before. Not only is Enuit21 entirely made in Italy: the entire industrial supply chain and materials, several of which are recycled, are Italian. In building the supply chain, Caso drew on his extensive experience in the industry, gained over fifty years of mattress and pillow production.


Enuit21 beds, photo: Andrea Martiradonna

Enuit21 beds are designed by Ilaria Marelli, up-and-coming young designer Filippo Di Lecce, and Enuit21Lab. The catalog includes beds, sofa beds, poufs, coffee tables, textile sets, bed frames and upholstered headboards. Covers are available in 266 variants, including colors and fabrics, offering almost endless customization possibilities.

Sharing bed, by Enuit21Lab

Sleep design according to Enuit21

We have conceived Enuit21 with a defined identity. High-quality production, flexibility to meet customers’ needs, recognizability of the typical Made in Italy values. Moreover, thanks to the industrial structure we rely on, we can count on very competitive prices," explains Leonardo Baccaro, brand manager of Enuit21. "This has allowed us to expand in the Italian market in a very short time," he continues.

Iris bed, by Ilaria Marelli

“Before venturing into export, we have a three-year program of consolidation in the country. During this three-year period, we will also develop new products in collaboration with designers, based on three key words: heritage, made in Italy, and sustainability. Along our path, we would like to give space to emerging talents, creating new languages for the sleeping area," he concludes.

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Charming bed, by Ilaria Marelli

The positioning strategy currently plans to invest mainly in Italy. The brand is looking for business partners who are interested in the design segment and invest in online and offline communication. From the very beginning Enuit21 has also invested in a full team of professionals to communicate its values to the public, to the network of Italian stores and distributors, and to architects and interior designers. "Our goal is an increasingly focused presence in the design world, for which we will keep strengthening the corporate structure," Leonardo Baccaro concludes.

Fluid bed, by Filippo Di Lecce

Faemina, the professional coffee machine for home

Gruppo Cimbali’s first home coffee machine, Faemina, is a design icon perfect for any environment

Faemina is the first home coffee machine from Gruppo Cimbali, a historic manufacturer of professional coffee machines. With Faemina, it is finally possible to have coffee as good as café coffee in the quiet of your own home. Not only that: designed by Italdesign, Faemina is also a beautiful object that fits easily into any environment and interior design style.

With an elegant style and minimal geometric lines and forms, Faemina is available in two versions, Urban Color and Classy. Urban Color is characterized by anodized aluminum and a contrasting body with glossy finish, in white, black, or the Pantone colors of the year. Classy, on the other hand, stands out for its polished aluminum combined with satin copper and the elegant black. An icon of luxury and design, Faemina fits well in the home environment as well as in niche professional settings, such as concept stores or bistros, and any exclusive environment where you want your customers to experience the ritual of espresso as an authentic Emotional Experience.

The Faemina coffee machine offers several ergonomic solutions that make it easy to use. In particular, it is equipped with a removable drip tray that is easy to empty: the machine indicates when it is full with a display notification. Moreover, thanks to the patented, adjustable Up&Down system, cups of various sizes can be used to prepare both espresso and Americano, with a tall cup. With Faemina, different beverages can be prepared: coffee, tea, infusions, and brewed coffee. High quality in the cup is ensured by the water softening filter integrated in the tank.

Be Faema

The Faemina world goes beyond the machine, thanks to the dedicated BeFAEMA App, which allows users to remotely set operating parameters. Be Faema invites users to join the community of coffee lovers to be constantly updated on the world of coffee and create their personal ideal recipes.

In Piazza del Cannone, at DDN HUB, Faemina will give you the opportunity to taste coffee and learn more about the machine.

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Milano Design Week 2022- Delta Light

Delta Light at Milan Design Week 2022 with Mood

At Milan Design Week 2022, Delta Light presents MOOD, a schedule of initiatives focused on the latest product innovations

At Milan Design Week 2022, Delta Light presents MOOD, a program full of events, exhibitions and installations focused on the brand's new lighting solutions. Created in collaboration with world-renowned designers, Delta Light's new products express great expressive power and are increasingly sustainable.

The nerve center of the activities will be Delta Light Studio as usual, at Via Bugatti 15, in the Tortona area. In the showroom, visitors will be able to preview the new products from the Lighting Bible 14 New Collection and experience High Profile, an immersive installation created in collaboration with MVRDV Architects.

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New products by Delta Light at Milan Design Week 2022

At the Fuorisalone 2022, Delta Light will present the new Oono product family, a combination of glass and metal, and the new Cuppa family, characterized by an original and eye-catching shape given by the alternation of domed shapes and flat surfaces.

Among the new products, there will also be the new linear lighting elements Inform OK and LED Line OK; lighting solutions with diffuse or punctual lighting options, ideal for both work and residential spaces.

Visitors to Delta Light Studio will also be able to see the latest versions of Superloop, the highly successful lamps offered in the new Oval and Slim versions. And Spy Wallwash, a new functional and versatile model from the historic Spy range.

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OONO lamps

Delta Light moves toward sustainability with the High Profile installation

Delta Light Studio will host the High Profile installation, a work made from waste materials in collaboration with Dutch studio MVRDV Architects. The installation, created for Milan Design Week 2022, encloses the values in which the company believes and on which it is based: sustainability, aesthetics and functionality. High Profile will be presented at a press conference on Wednesday, June 8th, at 4 p.m., Via Cesare Bugatti 15.

The brand's lighting solutions at the Fuorisalone 2022

Also this year, Delta Light will collaborate with world-renowned designers and leading companies for Milan Design Week 2022.

The partnership with Isay Weinfeld, for example, marks the brand's presence at the "INTERNI Design Re-Generation" exhibition at the University of Milan. The brand's Entero lights will illuminate the immersive installation by the famous Brazilian architect, giving expressive power and emotional emphasis to the work.

On the other hand, the sustainable future of design will be the focus of Delta Light's participation in the "Design Forever" exhibition, the event organized by Elle Decor in the beautiful spaces of Palazzo Bovara.

In two areas of the Spazio RT on via Fatebenefratelli, the Spy family of lights will emphasize the poetic dimension of "Accanto al fuoco," a conceptual installation inspired by the work of Carlo Scarpa, designed by Luca Guadagnino and SLG, his team of architects, under the artistic direction of Eleonora Grigoletto.

Moreover, art, design and sustainability will be the themes of "Future Perfect," a highlight event of Isola Design District, featuring the brand's Haloscan lighting products.

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SUPERLOOP slim lamps

Delta Light at the Salone del Mobile 2022

Finally, the schedule of MOOD initiatives will be completed with two significant presences at the Salone del Mobile 2022. Delta Light's M20 magnetic system will enhance the fabrics, colors, and patterns of True design collections.

The Soliscape system, created in collaboration with UNStudio, will be at the center of the futuristic micro-architecture Node+, presented by LaCividina. The sophisticated design solution created by Ben van Berkel will take advantage of adaptive sensors and voice controls to dynamically adjust light emissions, thus helping define a new idea of space, combining work, leisure and socialization functions.

CUPPA family


At Triennale Milano, Non Si Butta Via Niente

Triennale Milano and the creative reuse of Non Si Butta Via Niente team up to recycle exhibits at Milan Design Week 2022

Non Si Butta Via Niente (‘nothing goes to waste’), Italy’s first platform dedicated to recycle and reuse museum exhibits, and Triennale Milano are partnering in a new initiative aimed at reusing materials used for exhibition displays after their end. NonSiButtaViaNiente is an innovative startup and benefit corporation born from Cariplo Factory's "Innovamusei" incubator program, with contributions from InnovaMusei -Regione Lombardia, Unioncamere Lombardia and Fondazione Cariplo. The goal of Non Si Butta Via Niente is to minimize the environmental impact of museum displays and stored materials by creatively reusing them.

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Non Si Butta Via Niente: recycling exhibition displays

Therefore, Triennale Milano will provide the sharing platform with various exhibits, often created by established designers, making them available for reuse by other museums. In line with the purest “nothing goes to waste” spirit, the fittings from past exhibitions will be transformed into new ones activating a virtuous circuit of exchange.

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Other museums will also be able to use the platform; in this way, an observatory on sustainability, a sort of research center for the good use of resources for museum displays, will be created. Moreover, a list of innovative materials produced from waste that can be used in exhibition design, a kind of handbook of sustainable design, will be created.

Highlights at Milan Design Week 2022

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The first result of this collaboration between Triennale Milano and Non Si Butta Via Niente is an exhibition-workshop to be held on 4 and 5 June 2022 at Triennale Milano, as a preview of Milan Design Week 2022. The show integrates education and exhibition, allowing visitors to discover samples of neo materials, objects and reuse experiences. The neo materials come from waste collection carried out on a neighborhood scale and, through their aesthetics, bring with them the memory of past uses.

Waste plastics are sorted based on their composition and thermoplastic behavior. Suitable waste is processed, ground, and then subjected to die casting, extrusion, or injection molding. After processing, the waste is transformed into new materials to make art and design objects.

La Fabbrica di Giocattoli
Triennale - Milan Design Week, 4-5 June 2022
3:30 pm
Duration: 120 minutes

Free participation, reservation required: write to specifying number and age of participating children and number of accompanying adults - maximum one per child