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Your essential guide to Milan Design Week 2022

Hundreds of thousands of design enthusiasts will descend on Milan next week for the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. So pack your bags — and your cutest apartments — and bookmark this page for the scoop on all the fun, design-focused stops this market editor will be making while she’s in town. Buon viaggio!

LOGISTICS

Pre-registration: Save yourself a headache and avoid the queues by registration for the show in advance.

Getting to the fair: The main lounge is located at Fiera Milano in Rho (SS del Sempione, 28), 30 minutes by metro from the city center on line M1 (red). Be sure to purchase a standard ticket, as you will be taking the train to the very last stop. Or do yourself a favor and buy a return ticket so you don’t have to wait in line after a long day of walking around the fair.

Map app: Download the Salone del Mobile.Milano App for easy access to exhibitor booth numbers and, most importantly, a map!

Salone del Mobile floor plan Courtesy of Salone del Mobile.Milano

AT THE FAIR

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Quaderna series, Zanotta unveils a stand created by Calvi Brambilla Studio in homage to the iconic grid design. (Pavilion 16, Grandstands A15–B14)

Fermob presents its latest novelties, including the Aplô H24 portable lamp by Tristan Lohner; a rich, deep red finish named Black Cherry; and a selection of pieces from the French brand’s collaboration with the artist Leona Rose. (Pavilion 16, C26)

Eichholtz creates the Phillip Plein Home collection, his highly anticipated collaboration with the internationally acclaimed fashion designer, which includes a series from high-end wallcovering brand Zambaiti Parati. (Pavilion 4, Booth D06–D08)

Phillip Jeffries presents his new Japanese series, which spans 10 serene wallcovering designs inspired by the form and function of modern Japanese design. (Pavilion 13, Booth E01)

Modern furniture brand Arper unveils The Project of Living, with five new designer collections Doshi Levien, Peter Kunz, Altherr Desile Park, Jean Marie Massaud and James Irvin. (Pavilion 16, Booth C23–D18)

Your essential guide to Milan Design Week 2022

A visualization of Mario Cucinella’s Design with Nature installation Courtesy of Mario Cucinella Architects

The S.Project exhibition space hosts “Design With Nature”, a large-scale installation by the architect Mario Cucinella which explores the themes of ecological transition, raw materials and the future of sustainable living. (Pavilion 15)

Irreverent Italian homewares brand Seletti is launching Gummy, a sculptural assortment of table lamps that mimic characters from Disney’s animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (Pavilion 7, Grandstand L25)

Nanimarquina exhibits five e-collections, including a vibrant line of rugs by a Barcelona artist Claudia Valsells. The series, titled Tones, features four abstract geometric patterns in sunny tones inspired by the hues of musical instruments. (Hall 20, Booth D03)

Belgian design brand Ethnicraft presents Mahogany Pi, a series of elegant, handcrafted wall shelves that can be arranged in unique configurations to free up floor and surface space. (Pavilion 10, Booth E27)

German lighting brand Dornbracht presents its latest innovations, including a new collection of rain showers and a special presentation dedicated to its best-selling Tara cross-handle lights. (Pavilion 24, Booth F06–F08)

Technogym launches the Ride bike, a state-of-the-art exercise bike, alongside the Personal Line series designed in collaboration with the Italian architect Antonio Citterio. (Pavilion 20, Grandstand C12)

AROUND THE CITY

At Alcova, Rinck unveils its collaboration with the French fabric house Maison Thevenon. The collection includes six graphic patterns, such as Geometric Metamorphosis and Lined Watermarks, available in several eye-catching colorways. (Via Simone Saint Bon, 1, Casa Delle Suore, second floor)

Artemest presents Blow, a collection of unique Murano glass pieces designed in collaboration with a New York artist Bradley Theodore. (Giardino Roberto Sanesi, Piazza San Marco, 3)

Ralph Lauren Home previews its Fall 2022 collection at its private club and showroom in Milan. Built in 1941, Palazzo Ralph Lauren is a 1,200 square meter Art Nouveau building showcasing a range of bespoke and soon-to-be-launched items from the brand. (Via S. Barnaba, 27)

The Eames family organizes “Seeing with the heart”, an in-depth presentation of the works of Lucia Eames. The exhibition covers drawings, cut-outs, photographs and multimedia pieces by the beloved artist. (Via Solférino, 11, third floor)

Centenary Italian lighting brand Barovier & Toso launches its latest creations, including the Vallonné and Vallonné Opale collections, the first collaboration between the brand and a multidisciplinary designer Luca Nichetto. (Via Durini, 5)

Your essential guide to Milan Design Week 2022

Andy’s Cactus in Blue, Yellow and Pink by The Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual ArtsCourtesy of the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts

Gufram celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary piece Cactus with a dedicated exhibition near the Impluvium at the Milan Triennale. “Cactusrama” features a dozen editions of the sculpture, including a new collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. (Viale Alemagna, 6)

At Alcova, public relations collective Hello Human and experiential design studio Additions present “This Is America,” an exhibition that explores the diversity of American design and features works by Alexis Moran, Nifemi Ogunro, Jialun Xiong and more. (Via Simone Saint Bon, 1, Casa Delle Suore, C6)

Refractory launches a multisensory installation in Alcova called “Holotype”. The exhibit includes furniture from the Chicago-based brand as well as work by photographer and documentary filmmaker Sarah Wilson. (Via Simone Saint Bon, 1, E/Espace)

The Memento Moooi d’Arte wallcovering collection will be on full display at the Salone dei Tessuti. Paying homage to a mix of extinct animals, the series features six fashion-forward designs, including Dandelion Cranes and Golden Tiger, crafted from materials such as wood veneer, sisal, gold leaf and pleated paper. (Via S. Gregorio, 29)

In honor of its vice-annual anniversary, Tom Dixon presents 20 never-before-seen items inside the neoclassical Palazzo Serbelloni, presented alongside some of the brand’s most iconic designs from the past two decades. (Corso Venezia, 16)

Sustainable modular furniture brand Loose Parts makes its first Milan appearance at Alcova with ‘Sor’, a presentation that draws inspiration from the building itself – a former convent – and includes a series of new designs based on architectural motifs. (Via Simone Saint Bon, 1, Casa Delle Suore, C24)

Poltrona Frau unveils “The Evolution Experience”, an immersive exhibition that traces the brand’s 110-year history and presents a new outdoor collection and a sculptural installation by Greta Rosset. (Via Manzoni, 30)

Homepage photo: Inside the Salone del Mobile | Courtesy of Salone del Mobile.Milano