Salone del Mobile. Milano 12-17 April
Published on April 12, 2016
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile was founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture.
In conjunction with the Salone del Mobile, other major trade shows are running in April such as the biennial events Euroluce (International Lighting Exhibition) and Workplace3.0/SaloneUfficio (International Workspace Exhibition) in odd years, EuroCucina (International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition) and International Bathroom Exhibition in even years, and the annual International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition.
The commercial trade shows were joined in 1998 by the SaloneSatellite, an exhibition intended to provide a showcase for young designers from all over the world and to facilitate their encounter with the most important manufacturers exhibiting at the Salone.
Altogether, these exhibitions, called the Salone del Mobile. Milano, cover a net display area of over 230,000 square meters in the Milan Fairgrounds. The events showcase products manufactured by 2,500 of the most dynamic and creative firms operating on the international market, and attract over 300,000 trade visitors, more than 60% of whom from 160 countries around the world.
I Saloni WorldWide Moscow were launched in 2005 and since then are held annually in October at the Crocus Expo exhibition centre featuring around 500 Italian companies as well as several foreign companies of the furnishing sector.
In June 2014 through the merger of Cosmit spa – organizer of the Salone del Mobile since 1961 – and the service company Federlegno Arredo srl the new company Federlegno Arredo Eventi spa was established to preside the organization of the exhibitions.