Milan is not only about clothing fashion but also about furniture fashion. You can see for yourself all the latest trends in furniture design and meet the big names when you visit Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, usually held in April. In odd years, the Salone works along with the biennial Euroluce exhibition, and in even years EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition join the design hype. There is also an annual tandem with the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and Workplace3.0.
The exhibition showcases endless approaches to furniture and design from all around the world. It is the most prestigious place for designers to display their new products. Furniture, lighting and other home goods are elevated here to the works of art.
The event is also sometimes called Milan Furniture Fair or Milan Design Week. It takes place at the Fiera Milano complex in the town of Rho, a suburb of Milan. The fair was held for the first time in 1961 to showcase Italian furniture. It was sponsored by Federelegno-Arredo furniture trade association.
Now about 13,000 furniture manufacturers are striving to take part in this huge expo which occupies an area of 230,000 sq. m. It includes works of 2,500 established and 700 young designers at the Salone Satellite, a secondary expo. About 270,000 people from 150 countries attend the fair every year.