Salone del Mobile.Milano 60 will be held at Fiera Milano Rho. It will reflect on the ongoing eco-design transition and have a mission to “demonstrate it is both possible, and crucial, to begin embedding sustainability awareness and environmental consciousness into furniture production.” Over 2,000 exhibitors will participate, with 600 young designers under 35 years old. They will use the exhibition space to express their creativity and identities, while keeping sustainability and ecology at the forefront of their design work.

Participants and visitors will be invited to reflect on inclusive design at the 60th edition. This event encourages “autonomy and comfort in movement, movement, interaction, safety and security for all”. Salone’s president explained that the world must move faster to find sustainable design, production and distribution solutions. He also suggested that the Salone should adopt an ethical approach that leads to immediate ecological transformation. The Salone is now committed to promoting ethical and virtuous behavior by investing in large projects curated by Mario Cucinella .

Design with Nature Audiorium. Image © Mario Cucinella Architects

Mario Cucinella, an architect, is re-examining the relationship between nature, human behavior, and how we live. He has designed a 1,400m long installation called Design With Nature. It will display a harmonious ecosystem that will be the future of home living. The installation is located at Pavilion 15 of the S.Project. It explores three major themes: ecological transformation, the home as the primary urban element, and the city as an industrial mine. The installation will focus on topics such as reuse and circular economy, as well as exploring the potential for cities to be “reserves” in the future that could provide raw materials for construction. The exhibition will be transformed into a natural landscape that can be used as a place for reflection, discussion, and work.

Salone del Mobile is a place that fosters creativity, positivity, and energy. In Milan, as well as at the Shanghai editions and Moscow editions, we have been a place for dialogue and construction. We are just as shocked by the events in Ukraine as anyone else and we believe that it is important to be a place where all cultures and styles can come together. We have ensured that the work of exhibiting exhibitors is again the main focus. This event is a blank canvas for all its participants – brands, designers, companies – allowing them the freedom to create their identities, promote their content, and tell their stories. The Salone del Mobile is a reference point for all designers. Maria Porro is the President of Salone del Mobile.Milano

The Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and Workplace3.0 are all great avenues for aesthetics. They both focus on quality and research. It will also host the biennial EuroCucina and FTK (Technology for the Kitchen) exhibitions. S.Project will be back this year after its successful debut in 2019. This year, S.Project will display large-scale solutions and design products that cover a wide range of topics related to surfaces and solutions.

La Linea by BIG at the 2021 Salone del Mobile. Image © Artemide

After last year’s supersalone which was curated and organized by Stefano Boeri, there will be a programme of Talks during the event. It will launch conversations with leading figures from the contemporary design scene. It is being curated by Chiara Alessi and Maria Cristina Didero and features a mix of female and male speakers. The Salone will also venture beyond the Fiera to expand into the city. The Salone will host a monumental, site-specific film installation in Sala delle Cariatidi at Palazzo Reale to explore the 11 values that are ingrained in its DNA.

La Scatola Magica Rendering. Image © La Scatola

The Salone del Mobile board has established clear sustainability criteria. These criteria include using environmentally safe products, avoiding the use of waste materials, making sure that adaptability and disassembly are the key principles in choosing project components and keeping in mind how and where these elements can be reused or disposed.