Work is in progress for the 51st edition of the Salone, which will showcase thousands of high-quality products in the heart of Milan, Italy. For the first time ever, EuroCucina will also feature kitchen equipment and accessories.
Building on the fair’s previous success – the latest was the 50th anniversary – the Salone is gearing up for the next round from Tuesday 17 to Sunday 22 April 2012 at the Milan Fairgrounds, Rho. From 2,500 exhibitors, there will be displays of furniture and furnishing accessories, kitchens and bathrooms, and prototypes conceived by new and up-and-coming designers.
The Salone, which will take up 209,000 square metres of exhibition space at the Milan Fairgrounds, will feature five exhibitions – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Exhibition), EuroCucina (International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition), the International Bathroom Exhibition, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and SaloneSatellite.
This year, biennial EuroCucina will again be accompanied by FTK (Technology for the Kitchen), the exhibition devoted to technological innovation in built-in domestic appliances and cooker hoods. It is in total synergy with the International Bathroom Exhibition, where the emphasis is on natural products for accessories and coverings, crafted by leading international designers. There will also be a large wellness area, open to all visitors. The pavilions of both biennial exhibitions will contain areas designed and furnished by the architect Piero Russi, who conceived the gallery and stadium for the last edition of SaloneUfficio. These business/relaxation spaces are for the exclusive use of exhibitors and their clients.
The Modern sector of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile will again be housed in one single building, directly adjoining the Classic and Design pavilions, thus making up one single visitor itinerary.
This year’s 15th edition of SaloneSatellite is devoted to design and technology, pursuing its vocation as a talent scout for the most promising international designers, offering them visibility and an opportunity for contact with the exhibiting companies.
In response to market demand, the organisers Cosmit and FederlegnoArredo are throwing the Salone open to the public all day on Saturday this year, in addition to the traditional Sunday opening, which last year saw over 32,000 visitors pass through the gates.