designer's guide | Apr 10, 2024 |
Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2024

Hundreds of thousands of design aficionados will descend on Milan next week for the 62nd edition of Salone del Mobile and the plethora of Fuorisalone pop-ups throughout the city. So pack your bags—and your cutest sneakers—and bookmark this page (and this one!) for the firsthand scoop on all the dreamy, design-forward stops to make while you’re 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 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 2024
Map of the Salone del Mobile fair Courtesy of Salone del Mobile.Milano


Yabu Pushelberg transforms Kohler’s booth into an immersive exhibit that explores form, texture and light, featuring wellness-driven designs from the likes of Kallista, Kast and Klafs. (Pavilion 6, A38-A40)

Vietnamese design brand District Eight presents two new collections, including a collaboration with Oakland, California–based interiors firm Studio-ette, and another with French designer Jean-Marie Massaud. (Pavilion 14, D31-D33)

Interiors by David Lynch. A Thinking Room,” a surrealist installation by the famed film director, features an array of mind-bending rooms designed to engage the viewer. (Pavilions 5 and 7)

Fermob shows off its latest outdoor-friendly introductions, including designer Tristan Lohner’s Studie oak armchair, an ergonomic interpretation of a classroom chair that’s made of recyclable wood veneer. (Pavilion 14, D41)

Ukrainian brand Noom debuts Denys Sokolov’s Hello collection alongside Kateryna Sokolova’s new Flock chair, a sculptural stunner with long cylindrical legs and a curvilinear backrest and seat. (Pavilion 5, A21)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2024
Flock chairs by NoomCourtesy of Noom

Arper unveils Catifa Carta by Swedish brand PaperShell. The zero-waste chair is composed of pressed paper sheets that can be shredded and recycled at the end of its life cycle. (Pavilion 22, C21-D12)

Tuuci showcases the Meritage collection, a nautically inspired series of indoor-outdoor furnishings with clean-lined, woven-wood-style frames. (Pavilion 22, H22-H24)

Illulian and MC+ Design Studio reveal Orbis, a vibrant rug inspired by desert debris and the new growth after a storm. (Pavilion 15, D18-D20)

Preservationist group Italian Radical Design makes its first appearance at the fair with an imaginative showcase featuring an array of unruly pieces by Gufram, Meritalia and Memphis Milano. (Pavilion 24, M10-M12)

Ethnicraft releases the wabi-sabi-style PI chair by Alain van Havre. This eye-catcher is constructed of solid wood with simple curves that highlight the natural graining. (Pavilion 14, D26)

Objects May Shift,” a student-designed and -produced multidisciplinary exhibition by Rhode Island School of Design, will be on display at SaloneSatellite. (Pavilion 5, A10)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2024
A selection of student works at Rhode Island School of Design’s “Objects May Shift” exhibitErik Gould

Italian brand Lago shows off its inaugural designer collaboration with Monica Armani, including the sophisticated Venezia collection and the architectural Altana sofa. (Pavilion 24, E11-F06)

Vipp showcases V3, a fashion-forward aluminum kitchen suite that pays homage to the brand’s 85-year tradition of metalwork. (Pavilion 4, B19)

Spanish outdoor furniture brand Musola introduces the Niu swing, a weather-safe egg chair with an openwork metal frame by Valencia-based designer S​​antiago Sevillano. (Pavilion 1, E09-E11)

At SaloneSatellite, Pennsylvania-based brand Unform Studio premieres the tubular Pop-Up collection and a series of globe-shaped furnishings called Spherae. (Pavilion 5, C17)


Artemest unveils the second edition of L’Appartamento, a dreamy showhouse in the 5Vie district with rooms designed by Elicyon, Gachot, Rottet Studio, Studio Meshary AlNassar, Tamara Feldman and VSHD Design. (Residenza Vignale, Via Enrico Toti, 2)

At Palazzo Isimbardi, Lasvit presents “Re/Creation,” an innovative installation that examines the relationship between glass and architecture and features monumental outdoor works by Maxim Velčovský. (Corso Monforte, 35)

At the Alcova exhibition titled “Monument,” Colin King launches two texture-rich collections, Nuance and Perception, in collaboration with Calico Wallpaper. (Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 48)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2024
Calico’s Nuance wallpaper in Reminiscence by Colin KingCourtesy of Calico Wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Home previews Modern Driver, a series of sleek, sculptural furnishings that draw inspiration from the legendary designer’s renowned collection of classic cars. (Palazzo Ralph Lauren, Via San Barnaba, 27; by appointment only)

Poltrona Frau showcases its whimsical collaboration with Fornasetti, featuring an armchair adorned in celestial illustrations cast onto leather upholstery. (Via Alessandro Manzoni, 30)

Habitus,” an exhibition that investigates the relationship between light, textiles and embroidery, will be on full display at Foscarini, complete with original pieces by artist and curator Andrea Anastasio. (Corso Monforte, 19)

Loro Piana Interiors pays homage to late, great Italian architect and designer Cini Boeri in an installation showcasing some of her most sought-after furniture pieces swathed in the brand’s sumptuous fabrics. (Via della Moscova, 33)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2024
Cassina’s Cornaro armchair by Carlo ScarpaLuca Merli

Cassina shows off its Perspective 2024 collection, including a new eco-conscious iteration of the chunky Cornaro armchair by Carlo Scarpa and a line of Mediterranean-inspired outdoor furnishings. (Via Durini, 16)

Arte debuts its latest wallcovering collaboration with Moooi: Green House celebrates the beauty of flowers and the creatures that inhabit them. (Salone dei Tessuti, Via San Gregorio, 29)

To set the scene for the launch of her Re-wool 2 and Azure Outdoor textiles for Kvadrat, Danish artist Margrethe Odgaard transforms the showroom into a multisensory exhibition that explores the emotional impact of color. (Corso Monforte, 15)

“Tent Typologies: A Working Study,” an exhibition by Berlin-based architectural studio Sam Chermayeff Office in collaboration with Maharam, comes to Dropcity, showcasing a dozen tentlike structures composed of materials such as aluminum, steel and textiles. (Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini, 60)

Carl Hansen & Søn reveals a kid-friendly version of its iconic Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner, alongside the Embrace Outdoor series by EOOS and Rikke Frost’s Sideways lounge chair. (Via Mercato, 3)

Lodes premieres a sea-inspired collaboration with Paola Navone, along with a selection of fresh lighting designs by Snøhetta, Needs Studio and Chia-Ying Lee. (Via della Moscova, 33)

Schumacher opens the doors to its first Italian showroom and presents Live It Up, a selection of sprightly outdoor-ready fabrics outfitted in rhythmic graphic motifs. (​Via Fiori Chiari, 28)

Your go-to guide for Milan Design Week 2024
A chair upholstered in La Jolla in Marigold, from Schumacher’s Live It Up collectionCourtesy of Schumacher

At the Palazzo Borromeo D’Adda, Alessi’s installation by Los Angeles creative studio PlayLab, “Myth Makes Belief,” revisits the Italian brand’s history through a series of new works by Michael Anasstasiades, Studio Nendo, and Naoto Fukasawa and Samiro Yunoki. (Via Alessandro Manzoni, 41)

Andreu World introduces a circularity-minded collection by Patricia Urquiola, as well as a new material-driven series by British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert. (Via Alessio di Tocqueville, 14)

For her “Passaggi” exhibition facilitated by Contributions, glass artist Sophie Lou Jacobsen—in collaboration with Cose magazine’s Giulia Nardi, photographer Adrianna Glaviano, and Brooklyn-based glassblower Adam Holtzinger of Keep—re-imagines everyday objects as vessels for emotion. (Spazio Martín, Via Alfredo Catalani, 35)

Tai Ping rolls out the Biophilic collection, a nature-fueled line of undyed, hand-made rugs crafted from organic, renewable materials, in an interactive installation by Italian creative agency Studio Salaris. (Piazza San Simpliciano)

At Garage 21, Google presents “Making Sense of Color,” an immersive multispace installation that shines a light on how the company employs color to create a more impactful user experience. (Via Archimede, 26)

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