designer's guide | Apr 14, 2023 |
Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023

Hundreds of thousands of design aficionados will descend on Milan next week for the 61st edition of Salone del Mobile, as well as the many Fuorisalone pop-ups throughout town. So pack your bags—and your cutest flats—and bookmark this page for the firsthand scoop on all the dreamy, design-forward stops this market editor will be making while she’s in town. Ciao!


Preregistration: Save yourself a headache and skip the lines by registering for the show ahead of time.

Getting to the fair: The main show is located at Fiera Milano in Rho (Strada Statale del Sempione, 28), a 30-minute subway ride from the city center on the M1 (red) line. Make sure to purchase a standard ticket (at minimum), since you’ll be riding the train to the very last stop. Or do yourself a favor and buy a round-trip ticket so that you don’t have to wait in line at the end of a long day.

Map app: Download the Salone del Mobile.Milano app for easy access to exhibitors’ booth numbers—and more important, a map!

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023
Map of the Salone del Mobile fair Courtesy of Salone del Mobile.Milano


Czech design house Lasvit presents “It All Comes from Above,” an exhibition of glass and lighting objects by David Rockwell, Maxim Velčovský, Yabu Pushelberg and the Campana Brothers. (Pavilion 15, 212)

BuzziSpace’s Euroluce installation features a medley of colorful, user-centric furnishings designed to promote happy and healthy spaces, such as two-toned acoustic-foam-cushioned chairs and curvilinear light fixtures swathed in noise-reducing upholstery. (Pavilion 13, 216)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023
The BuzziSurf light, BuzziSpark chair and BuzziCube ottoman by BuzziSpaceCourtesy of BuzziSpace

Fermob exhibits pieces from its newly launched Bellevie series by Pagnon & Pelhaître, including a modular sofa with gently rounded armrests and a curved sun lounger with an adjustable frame. (Pavilion 10, D04)

Barcelona-based rug brand Nanimarquina shows off its latest introductions, including the Haze rug designed by Begüm Cana Özgür; and Doblecara, a fashionable floorcovering by Ronan Bouroullec. (Pavilion 2, D16)

Constellations,” a multidisciplinary lighting exhibit with luminated works by Andrea Bowers, Aldo Mondino and Sislej Xhafa, is displayed along the pathway to all four Euroluce pavilions throughout the fair. (Pavilions 9-11 and 13-15)

Left: Yellow Cross by Mark Handforth courtesy of Galleria Franco Noero Sebastiano Pellion di Persiano | Right: Chandeliers of Interconnectedness by Andrea Bowers courtesy of the artist and Kaufmann Repetto Milan/New York Andrea Rossetti

Tom Dixon debuts the Choice collection, which includes two new lighting designs named Puff and Portables, and updated colorways for the brand’s beloved Fat and Wingback chairs. (Pavilion 13, 102)

Contardi premieres Baggy, a series of trouser-inspired lamps that can be used alone to make an artful light statement or combined in an array of eye-catching compositions. (Pavilion 9, 202)

Kreoo releases Dame, a sculptural line of decorative sinks by Christophe Pillet that come clad in elaborate carvings and are available in your choice of five different marbles. (Pavilion 1, D03)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023
The Insert Coin rug by Jan KathCourtesy of Jan Kath

Contemporary carpet designer Jan Kath reveals a characterful selection of brand-new rug designs outfitted in trippy—and insanely cool—polychromatic motifs. (Pavilion 10, E25)

Tuuci celebrates 25 years of nautical parasol designs with launches including the Ocean Master Mega Max Classic shade and the ultrachic Garden Planter collection. (Pavilion 4, L02-04)

Ethnicraft introduces an assortment of earth-friendly statement pieces, such as the Spindle bed collection in reclaimed teak, and a hand-crafted line of wall art forged from recycled wood and offcuts called Bricks. (Pavilion 10, E23)


Muuto teams up with H+O and Swiss home appliance brand V-Zug to present “Butterfly Effect,” an experiential exhibition exploring how environments can affect well-being, featuring new designs by Normal Studio and Sylvain Willenz. (H+O Apartment Gallery, Via Solferino, 11, Third Floor)

Andrea Claire Studio’s surf-inspired lighting collection, Pisces, is on full display at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery, alongside a sconce from the brand’s soon-to-be-released Cloudbreak series. (Via Matteo Bandello, 14)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023
The McTavish chandelier by Andrea Claire StudioCourtesy of Andrea Claire Studio

Artemest debuts L’Appartamento, a 1930s Milanese apartment in the historic 5Vie transformed by six international interior design and architectural firms, including Nina Magon Studio, Anne-Sophie Pailleret, Kingston Lafferty Design, Moniomi Design, Styled Habitat and T.Zed Architects. (Via Cesare Correnti, 14)

Roche Bobois presents Valkyrie, a large-scale—and highly Instagrammable—installation designed in collaboration with Joana Vasconcelos, which will serve as a backdrop for pieces from the Portuguese artist’s new outdoor collection for the brand. (Via Felice Cavallotti, 14)

Carl Hansen & Søn introduces the VLA61 Monarch chair into its ongoing collaboration with Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, and shows off its new AH Outdoor Series by Alfred Homann and nesting tables by Rikke Frost. (Foro Buonaparte, 18)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023
Carl Hansen & Søn’s VLA61 Monarch chair, VLA77 Foyer sofa, VLA75 Foyer bench, and VLA76 Foyer chair in oak by Vilhelm LauritzenCourtesy of Carl Hansen & Søn

Poltrona Frau premieres the 2023 Pleasures collection inside its flagship showroom, featuring a special Gio Ponti reintroduction and a new collaboration with Ceccotti Collezioni, designed by Roberto Lazzeroni. (Via Alessandro Manzoni, 30)

Cassina commemorates the 50th anniversary of its legendary iMaestri collection with a Patricia Urquiola–curated exhibit called “Echoes.” (Palazzo Broggi, Via Tommaso Grossi, 10)

At Alcova, Lindsey Adelman launches LaLab—her new in-studio project for experimental work—with “Soft Opening,” an exhibition of illuminated works that collectively create a celestial atmosphere. (Viale Molise, 62, L1)​​

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2023
A Rock light by LaLAB by Lindsey AdelmanCourtesy of Lindsey Adelman

Luxury Italian lighting brand Lodes unveils a highly collectible collaboration with Ron Arad, and previews new pieces from Patrick Norguet, Marco Dessi, Yoy and Snøhetta. (Via Della Moscova, 33)

The Memphis Milano Galleria hosts “Enlightened,” a surrealist exhibition composed of seven video installations that pay homage to the Memphis movement’s most iconic lighting designs. (Largo Claudio Treves, 5)

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